Are you looking into facial rejuvenation treatments? You’ll want to consider minimally invasive treatments that use injectables to smooth away signs of aging. They’re quick and easy in-office treatments that produce immediate results.
If you’re not ready to take the step of having a facelift, Botox and dermal fillers are great solutions to help you see what aesthetic treatments can do for you. These procedures may eventually be a test drive if you want cosmetic surgery.
Botox and dermal fillers are medical procedures best done by a board-certified physician with specific expertise. Dr. Mark Mathieson, board-certified plastic surgeon with Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, administers Botox and dermal filler injections to many satisfied patients. He shows you before and after photos so that you can see the results.
What can Botox do for me?
Botox works on fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes. It’s also sometimes used to soften neck lines.
Do you have horizontal lines crossing your forehead? Perhaps you have ridges with vertical grooves between your eyebrows or fine lines that are beginning to turn into wrinkles on either side of your eyes. Botox works on all of these areas.
Botox temporarily stops your facial muscles in your forehead and around your eyes from contracting. It blocks the nerve that signals them to move. Your muscles are in a relaxed mode. Your fine lines and wrinkles become smoother because your facial muscles are no longer constantly contracting and loosening. The results can be dramatic.
What can dermal fillers do for me?
While Botox treatments work on your forehead and the sides of your eyes, dermal fillers work on the lower part of your face. FDA-approved dermal fillers provide volume by lifting sagging skin tissue that creates folds and wrinkles. Dermal fillers improve your appearance in the following ways:
- Fill out thinning lips
- Plump up hollow cheeks
- Help restore a lost jawline where skin is drooping
- Minimize creases, grooves, and wrinkles
- Soften recessed scars
- Minimize lower lid shadows
- Reduce the appearance of a double chin
Dr. Mathieson selects Juvederm® and Kybella® dermal fillers for patients, noted for their excellent results and safety record. Both contain hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in your body. It keeps moisture in your skin, which keeps your skin supple. The amount of hyaluronic acid decreases as you age, so the fillers act as a replacement.
Botox and dermal fillers can be administered at the same time
Dr. Mathieson can administer Botox and dermal fillers at the same appointment. Each product addresses different parts of the face because each works on aging skin differently.
You’ll see immediate results from Botox and dermal fillers. Botox and Juvederm results are apparent within 48 hours. Final filler results are evident within two weeks.
Botox injections last three to four months, while dermal filler injections last six to 18 months and sometimes up to two years, depending on the type of filler used.
Call Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today for a consultation at our Sarasota, Florida, office to learn what aesthetic treatments can do for you. You can also send us a message through our online portal.