Experts say that sagging skin and wrinkles will show everyone how old you truly are. Although aging is inevitable, you don’t have to succumb to it right now. You can slow down the aging process by going through facial skin enhancement procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers. If you’re considering these treatments, here’s what you need to know.
Skin specialists use this treatment for people who are at least in their mid-thirties. Botox targets crow’s feet, frown lines, and some sections in your jawline. Patients undergo Botox when they want a quick solution for wrinkles, especially before a red-letter occasion. It’s a treatment that only takes 20 to 30 minutes. Botox results last for three to four months.
People who are at least thirty years old use dermal fillers. Cosmetic surgeons apply dermal fillers around the eyes, on downturned mouths, nose-to-mouth lines, and hollow cheeks. The results of this treatment are instant. If you have a small amount of fat in your body and you have hollow facial features, this is the treatment for you. Dermal fillers take 30 to 60 minutes and the results last for 12 to 18 months.
Using Botox and Dermal Fillers
Botox blocks the chemical messages from your nerves to your muscles temporarily. It fades wrinkles and decreases muscle movement. Dermal fillers are derived from hyaluronic acids that add volume to hollow areas of your face and fill in wrinkles. Both treatments give you a more youthful look.
In his clinic, Dr. Paul Johnson will assess your whole face first. From there, he will propose treatments that can fulfill your needs. Sometimes, either Botox or dermal fillers help. Other cases require the help of both Botox and fillers.
You are in good hands with Dr. Paul Johnson. He is a licensed ophthalmologist, who has subspecialties in cosmetic and reconstructive oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Johnson is also meticulous in performing facial rejuvenation procedures including Botox injections, upper and lower eyelid contouring or lifting (blepharoplasty), soft tissue fillers (Restylane, Radiesse or Juvederm), brow lifts, and chemical peels.
Can Dermal Fillers and Botox Be Administered at the Same Time?
Using both treatments depends on the area of your face. If you need both fillers and Botox, your specialist may propose having an interval of two weeks. In Dr. Paul Johnson’s clinic, he will see the results from Botox first before treating the same area with fillers.
Dermal fillers breakdown more quickly if your facial muscles are contracting constantly. Since Botox relaxes your facial muscles, dermal fillers take effect longer and more rapidly.
Age Is a Factor
Botox and dermal fillers concentrate on specific areas of your face such as deep lines. You can benefit from Botox with fillers if you’re older because you will see the dramatic results immediately.
According to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, combining dermal fillers and Botox in one treatment is now a standard of care in many cosmetic clinics. Here at Abraham Eye Associates, we are ready to rejuvenate your skin efficiently and safely. You’re welcome to visit us at our clinic in Villanova, Pennsylvania, for a walk-in consultation. Please call us at 484-209-0800 if you want to schedule an appointment or make inquiries about our Botox and dermal filler treatments.