“The best results with facial fillers, Botox and other injectables depends on careful assessment of the facial areas to be treated and the purpose of each treatment,” says Dr. Karron Power of Power MD in Marin County. “Rather than using one type of filler and deciding where to place the injections, we assess the person’s entire face, existing lines and wrinkles, amount of facial volume loss if any, and his or her dynamic facial characteristics: that is, how each person’s unique facial expressions and movement influence their appearance and the formation of lines and wrinkles when they are talking, smiling and laughing.”
“Some doctors believe Botox is best for most applications, however I prefer Dysport for the forehead because the result is softer and more diffuse,” says Dr. Power. “This provides a more natural look without the heaviness that can be seen with Botox when used for the horizontal forehead lines. For glabellar folds, or’ frown lines’ I prefer Botox because it’s strong and precise.”
“Juvederm is soft and long lasting but it can spread and it doesn’t lift as well as the Restylane family of fillers,” says Dr. Power. “That’s nice when you want to add soft volume over a larger area, but Restylane is better for lines where you want precision – especially around the lips.”
“Now there is “Voluma” from Juvederm that does lift as well as Restylane Lyft (previously known as Perlane). It costs twice as much but lasts at least twice as long, so there is a real benefit in the convenience of less frequent treatments.”
“For example, a patient of ours, a 42 year-old professional woman from San Rafael, CA is seeing beautiful results from a carefully planned treatment we designed, using Voluma and Botox,” says Dr. Power.
“Facial volume is gradually lost due to the natural aging process, leading to a telltale ‘sunken’ look in the cheek areas, around the eyes and other areas, “ says Dr. Power. This ‘hollowed out’ look can make anyone appear years older and just plain tired. However, the best techniques with the right combination of facial fillers and Botox will restore the skin’s foundation and bring a more youthful look to the entire face.” For more information on the best Botox and facial filler techniques call Power MD at 415-785-7995 and visit www.PowerMD.com Power MD is located in Greenbrae, CA and serves the entire San Francisco Bay area.