09 Nov Treat Wrinkles with Botox and Fillers
Lines and wrinkles are usually the first signs of aging, and they can make you look older than you are. Spectrum Dermatology can help you look younger and more vibrant by removing and preventing wrinkles with Botox and dermal fillers. A board-certified dermatologist can tell you if such a cosmetic treatment will give you the results you want and deserve. A combination of neurotoxins (like Botox and Dysport) and dermal fillers are typically the best approach to achieving a natural-looking, gorgeous result.
Botox is made of botulinum toxin and Botox injections are the most well-known of cosmetic treatments. Millions of people have undergone Botox injections in the past couple of decades, which also makes Botox renowned for effectiveness and safety. For the best results, only qualified personnel at a dermatologist’s office should inject Botox. Although this treatment is not permanent (it typically lasts 3 – 6 months), the skill of the injector is critical.
Botox works by temporarily freezing the key muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles. This trains the muscles over time to be weaker, which means that Botox can also be used as a preventative tool. A skilled Botox injector keeps up to date with injection methods to ensure that your results look completely natural. Injectors can also use Botox to provide mini lifts, such as around the eyebrows. The results of Botox are only as good as the expertise of the injector.
How Fillers Work
Dermal fillers do help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, but that’s not their primary means of restoring youth. Rather, dermal fillers address the lost volume in the skin that occurs with age. As we get older, we lose the “good fat” in our face and tops of our hands that causes suppleness. This loss leads to crepe-like skin, sagging, and a hollowness. Dermal fillers are very popular and there are a variety of options available from esteemed manufacturers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse.
Each of these companies also offers distinct fillers, each designed for different parts of the face/body. Most dermal fillers last 6 – 12 months on average, though there are some dermal fillers that can last around 18 months. The majority of dermal fillers have hyaluronic acid (HA) as an ingredient, which is a type of acid that occurs naturally in the body. We synthesize less HA and collagen as we age, which is a leading cause of loss of volume.
However, there are some dermal fillers that are made of a different kind of acid and work by increasing the natural collagen in the body. The results of these fillers are not immediate, but instead occur over time. The results also tend to last longer, about two years.
Choosing the Right Treatment for You
Your health and safety are the top priority. That’s why a reputable dermatologist will always provide a consultation prior to administering a Botox treatment or dermal fillers. It’s important to write down a list of any questions you might have prior to your appointment so that you get everything answered. There are also things you can do to enhance and extend your results based on the treatment provided. Talk to your dermatologist about these best practices so you get the best results possible.
There are inherent risks and potential side effects with virtually any treatment, although Botox and dermal fillers are generally considered very safe. Some of these side effects may include swelling and bruising immediately after the injection of dermal fillers. This is common and typically subsides in a few days. However, it’s important to know this beforehand just in case you’re getting fillers for a special event.
Botox side effects may include spreading of the product if you don’t follow best practices. Avoid lying down or sweating for at least four hours after your injection. Rubbing or touching the area also needs to be avoided. The steps to take to enhance your results are generally easy to follow, but it’s critical that you know what to do—and what not to do—so you can best enjoy the treatment’s effects.
Are you ready to look and feel your best? Botox and dermal fillers are the two most popular treatments to turn back the clock. Increase your self-esteem by contacting Spectrum Dermatology at 480-948-8400 to schedule an appointment.