As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles then work closer to the skin surface, making smile lines and crow’s feet more apparent. The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.
Whether you have a few wrinkles you’d like to smooth out or you want to put the brakes on new wrinkles appearing, Botox and dermal fillers may be the optimal solution. Botox and dermal fillers are popular aesthetic treatments helping to restore the beautiful, youthful vibrancy of your face, smile, and overall facial features.
Botox, or botulinum toxin, helps stop the formation of wrinkles around the mouth and eyes by interrupting the nerve transmitters that force the muscles to contract. There is no loss of feeling in your facial muscles, but the restricted movement will help ease the crinkling of the skin and the resulting wrinkles. By contrast, dermal fillers add volume to facial areas where wrinkles have already formed. The filler is gently injected underneath the skin to plump the site and make wrinkles significantly less noticeable.
- Fine Lines
- Before and After Botox and Dermal Fillers
- Cheek Augmentation
- Lip Augmentation
- Chin Augmentation
You may be a good candidate for Botox and dermal fillers if you:
- Are physically healthy
- Don’t smoke
- Have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
- Are committed to maintaining good skin health
Surgery such as a facelift, brow lift, or eye lift may be the best approach for some patients. Minimally invasive rejuvenation treatments, such as Botox and soft tissue fillers, cannot achieve the same results but may help delay the time when consideration of a facelift becomes appropriate. It is important to remember that Botox and dermal fillers are temporary treatments for facial aging, and ongoing treatments will be needed for long-term results.
When looking at aesthetic treatments like Botox and dermal fillers and living in the area around Cleveland, Akron, and Mansfield, Ohio, consider Fairlawn Aesthetic MD. We offer an experienced, friendly team in a relaxing office space. We also have convenient scheduling and the option of financing for your aesthetic treatment.