Botox, Dyspor, and now Jeuveau is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, and crows feet lines near the side of the eyes. These are not fillers. They work by weakening the muscle under the skin which creates a wrinkle on contraction.
Until recently, Botox was the only injectable medicine used for the control of wrinkles of the upper face. Recently, however, the FDA has approved excellent competitive drugs that have quickly gained popularity. All of them share a similar chemical structure regarding their being a botulinum toxin of an extremely purified form. There is no bacteria in the injection which causes disease, rather, only a highly exact amount of the chemical produced by the bacteria. There are differences in the chemical formulations which effect to some degree the speed with which the drug takes effect and remains effective. However, these differences seem to be minor.
They are all by prescription only and must only be injected by reputable practitioners who are purchasing the medicine from licensed importers. It is very important that patients avoid any practitioner who would take unsafe risks with patients by purchase of such materials from unregulated sources abroad.
The most common use of these medicines is to control the wrinkles between the eyebrows which result from the frequent contraction of the small muscles located there. These muscle give facial expression of anger and aggression.
Another frequent use is to soften the wrinkles around the side of the eyes which can be seem during squinting.
The third major use is in the forehead to soften the horizontal lines between the eyebrows and the hairline. Here you will want an experienced professional to assure maintenance in eyebrow shape and avoid the possibility of eyebrows being too low after injection.
Dr Sadove also has experience with more unusual uses of these medicines for patients who have had medical problems where certain facial muscles or nerves have been damaged or injured and sophisticated knowledge and understanding of face muscle balance is required in order to help patients achieve facial symmetry or balance in their face.