Looking for a Botox and Juvederm provider in Staten Island?
With Botox and Juvederm, single-day facial rejuvenation becomes a possibility. As time passes, facial skin begins to show signs of daily stressors. Laughter, frowns, and concentration all leave traces on the face. You shouldn’t have to hold back your smiles out of fear of wrinkles, nor be forced to turn to extreme options like surgery to correct those lines.
Dr. Ricciardi’s experience with the facial musculature makes him uniquely suited to administer cosmetic injections. He is well aware of which muscles to target, and able to predict precise results. We will discuss your aesthetic goals with you prior to treatment, and recommend the appropriate number of units for each injection. After leaving our office, your face will be refreshed but you’ll still look like yourself.
Botox is a neuromuscular junction inhibitor. Simply put, this means that it blocks communication between nerves and muscles. Botox’s botulinum toxin intervenes to prevent nerves from releasing acetylcholine, which typically initiates muscle contractions. Once the nerves cannot stimulate muscle movement, the skin lying over those muscles is able to relax. The facial skin heals and its wrinkles smooth.
Botox is appropriate for lines across the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes (crow’s feet). It is carefully injected so that only the problematic muscles are affected, and patients continue to enjoy the normal range of facial expressions.
Juvederm and Dermal Fillers
Sometimes inhibiting muscle movement won’t serve to relax facial lines. For this reason, Juvederm and other dermal fillers take a different approach. Facial fillers supply the skin with a hydrating substance that it has lost; in Juvederm’s case, hyaluronan. This naturally-occurring filler adds volume to the skin, easing lines around the nose and mouth. Juvederm may also be used for more delicate adjustments, like vertical lines around the lips and gentle lip enhancement.
If you’ve grown frustrated with facial lines, consider these non-invasive but effective treatment options. Get in touch with our office to learn more about cosmetic injections.