How Botox and dermal fillers work to rejuvenate your appearance

Young woman touching her faceIf you’ve thought about going under the knife to rejuvenate your face, then you may want to try cosmetic injectables. Botox and dermal fillers can be used separately or together to help you achieve a more youthful look, and often are used in combination with other treatments and procedures to maximize your results. Here are some things you may not know about these popular non-surgical treatments and why you should consider them.

  • Botox and dermal fillers don’t require any downtime. Patients can resume their work and regular activities after their appointment, which makes cosmetic injectables a popular cosmetic treatment. In fact, Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment of its kind in the world, and a household name.
  • Cosmetic injectables are non-surgical treatments, which means you don’t have to go under the knife to achieve amazing results. It also means that results are temporary, lasting a few months to over a year before having to return for repeat treatment to maintain results. 
  • Botox is FDA-approved for treating moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles in the upper third of the face, namely frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet around the eyes. These wrinkles, called dynamic wrinkles, are caused in the skin above a contracting muscle when you frown, laugh or squint. 
  • Dysport is similar to Botox in that it treats lines and wrinkles by relaxing or weakening the muscle to smooth out the lines and wrinkles in the skin above. 
  • Dermal fillers treat static wrinkles, which are wrinkles that are always present and caused primarily by aging and environmental factors. Dermal fillers restore volume and fullness in the face and reduce the appearance of facial lines. 
  • Restylane and Juvederm families of dermal fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occuring substance in the skin. These restore volume and reduce lines and creases. 

If you’re interested in learning more about Botox, Dysport and dermal fillers and how they can work together to treat your cosmetic concerns and turn back time, schedule a consultation by calling our office at (617) 965-9500.

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