• Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Botox and Soft Tissue Fillers

    Botox is now available as an injectable agent for the treatment of prominent glabellar folds as well as other wrinkles that result from facial muscle activity. Botox paralyzes the muscle responsible for the folds and leads to smoothing of the skin in the areas treated. It is not permanent and generally lasts 3-6 months. There are also a variety of injectable soft tissue fillers available that can smooth fine wrinkles, correct areas of depression and augment areas like the lips. Most are not permanent, and each filler has different characteristics. The applicability of specific fillers to your individual problem will be discussed during a consultation.