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Glossary:

Botulinum Toxin – a bacteria that causes a temporary decrease in muscle activity by blocking nerve impulses from reaching the muscles that cause muscle contraction. The decrease in muscle contractility decreases the appearance of wrinkles on the face.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite – a naturally occurring mineral found in the bones and teeth of the body.

Crows feet – fine lines that extend from the corners of the eyes.

Dynamic Wrinkles – lines or folds that appear with facial movements.

Hyaluronic Acid – a naturally occurring sugar molecule found in nearly every cell in the body. It binds to water in the tissues forming a gel-like property to maintain cushioning and lubrication. In the skin and lips it keeps the skin moist and plump by hydrating and nourishing the tissues while helping to maintain the skin’s structure. It acts as a space filler by binding to water thereby keeping the skin wrinkle free.

Lidocaine – a topical or injected anesthetic.

Marionette Lines – lines/folds that extend from the corners of the mouth down to the chin.

Nasolabial folds – “smile lines” or lines/folds extending from the nose to the corners of the mouth.

Oral commissures – small areas of indentation or lines that form out from the corners of the mouth resulting in a “frown” appearance.

Static Wrinkles – lines or wrinkles/folds that are present without facial movement (at rest).