Botox has been smoothing wrinkles for two decades! It was the first botulinum toxin available in the U.S. and is now a household term, but there are five different brands. Botox works by blocking the signal from nerves that contract muscles. By decreasing muscle contractions in the face, we can soften wrinkles and help prevent new ones from developing. It is safe, nonsurgical, surprisingly inexpensive, and results take less than two weeks for a full effect that lasts up to three or four months. Botox injections are customizable, depending on wrinkle depth and the amount of freezing effect you want.
Another common sign of aging is volume loss in the face. As we age, there is a loss of subcutaneous fat, and the fat that is preserved can skin because of gravity. A more youthful face has the shape of an upside-down ▽ triangle, but an aging face begins to look like a right-side-up △ triangle. This change makes the bottom half of our face look heavy. Lines become etched around the nose and mouth. Our cheeks become jowls. Dermal fillers are one tool we use to help replace lost volume and smooth out wrinkles. Fillers also plump the lips to help restore a more youthful appearance.
Most fillers use hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in our bodies. Injectable fillers add volume and recreate natural curves, helping to give you a fresh and youthful look. Over 5 million filler procedures are performed in the U.S. yearly, and that number is growing quickly. Fillers are a cost-effective way to instantly look younger without surgery.
During your consultation, we will evaluate the areas that you are concerned about and review your medical history. You will speak with our providers during your consultation about what injectables will benefit the most depending on what your goals are. We want to make sure that the treatment is safe and you will be happy with the results you receive.