Botox was introduced to the world in the late 1980s by ophthalmologists, who began using it to treat optic muscle disorders. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in 2002, and its popularity has soared ever since.
Botox is consistently one of the top five non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed each year. In addition to glabellar lines, Botox is used to eradicate crows feet, frown lines and furrows in the forehead. The results with Azzalure can last up to five months.
Dermal fillers using Hyaluronic acid can be used to improve the so-called marionette lines by the sides of the mouth to give a more youthful look. It has been described as a non-surgical face lift.
Dermal fillers are non-animal based Hyaluronic acid (a natural sugar compound which is naturally found in our joints) which has been approved by the FDA since 2003 for cosmetic use. It is used to fill out soft-tissue defects such as wrinkles and add volume underneath the skin. The effects can last up to nine months.