10 Dec

Which Facial Rejuvenation is Right for You?

botoxAge isn’t always kind, especially to the skin on the face. As you look in the mirror and see wrinkles, folds, and sagging that were never there before, you are probably struck with the desire to wave a magic wand and take away those signs of aging. Well, you’re in luck, because dermal fillers like Radiesse and neuromodulators like Botox now make it possible to safely and effectively reverse those pesky signs of aging from your skin. One of the options below will work perfectly for your needs.


Radiesse is a family of dermal fillers that uses CaHA microsphere suspended in a gel carrier to replenish lost volume and stimulate the production of your body’s natural collagen. This means that Radiesse not only provides temporary relief for wrinkle and lost volume, but it also helps your skin trigger its own healing mechanisms using collagen. Radiesse is even FDA approved for use on the face and hands, so you can use it to make smile lines, marionette lines, chin wrinkles, lines around the corners of the mouth, and veiny hands disappear.


Juvederm is a dermal filler family like Radiesse, but instead of CaHA it uses hyaluronic acid to provide up to two years of correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Lost volume in the cheeks and fine line and wrinkles across the face are all simple to wipe away with one injection of Juvederm. This filler is also FDA approved for the lips, so you can naturally add subtle plumpness to your lips if you wish yours were bigger.

Xeomin and Botox

Unlike Radiesse and Juvederm which use different formulas to add volume to the face to temporarily fill in and wipe away signs of aging, Xeomin and Botox contain a very small amount of the highly purified botulinum toxin that gently relaxes the muscles responsible for contracting the skin and causing wrinkles over time. These include wrinkles on the forehead, between the brow, and around the eyes. You can still show facial expressions with Botox and Xeomin, but a treatment makes it much harder or even impossible for those wrinkles to return for a four- to six-month period.

It’s a new year, so treat yourself to one of these treatments and enjoy looking and feeling years younger!

Dr. Obrochta