|Botox and Dysport
Botox and Dysport smooth wrinkles by paralyzing and relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. They are most often used on the upper face: the forehead, wrinkles between the eyebrows, and crow's feet (wrinkles on the sides of the eyes). They take effect within 1 – 2 days and the effects last for about 6 months.
|Restylane and Perlane
Restylane and Perlane are fillers used for smoothing folds on the lower face: the nasolabial folds (the fold between the nose and the sides of the mouth), the fold between the mouth and chin, and smile lines, and for sculpting lips. Both consist of hyaluronic acid, a substance produced by the human body that is a major component of skin tissue. Of the two, Perlane is thicker, designed to be placed more deeply, and lasts slightly longer. Perlane is more suitable for cheeks and nasolabial folds; Restylane is more suitable for sculpting lips. Results are seen within a week and the effects last 6 months or more.