BOTOX VS FILLER A very common occurrence in our office involves someone that comes in for a consultation for Botox, not knowing that what they really need is a filler like Juvederm or Radiesse, or other similar product. So here is a quick rule of thumb: Fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and others) replace lost volume (think deflated cheeks, lips, and smile lines around the mouth). Botox (including Xeomin and Dysport) relax muscles and allow the skin above that muscle to smooth out (think forehead and crowsfeet lines). Therefore, wrinkles caused by a loss of volume in the skin are corrected with fillers that replace the lost volume. If areas on your face seem like a deflated old birthday party balloon, [...]
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To begin, not all peels are created equal. There are those that I like to call "Fluff-n-Puff", which are the quick "peels" or exfoliants found in hair salons, or some spas. These are the peels that are very light penetration, may tingle for just a moment, no visable exfoliation (as in no skin peeling off), and no down-time. Many spa's will use this type of peel as an "add-on" to a facial. These light peels require several sessions to see real benefits, and the up side is that you don't have to hide from your friends and family. Fruit based peels like Glycolic or enzyme, and alpha / beta hydroxyPeels fit into this category. Now lets get a little deeper...Moderate depth Peels are those [...]