As you enter mid-life, the wisdom and perspective you gain can be accompanied by unwanted facial aging. You might notice yourself developing wrinkles, sagging skin, and loss of volume in your face.
You can stop aging in its tracks with nonsurgical injectable treatments. Discover the benefits of injectables like Botox®, Dysport®, and dermal fillers from board-certified plastic surgeon Joseph Fodero, MD, PA, at Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey, and just what he and the team can do for you.
The benefits of Botox
Botox, short for Botulinum toxin, is an injectable protein that temporarily reduces fine lines and wrinkles on your face. Dysport is another high-performing injectable that works the same way as Botox.
You get the best results from Botox and Dysport on dynamic wrinkles and fine lines created by making typical facial expressions. Areas where they can reduce wrinkles include:
- Fine lines next to your eyes
- Lines on your forehead
- Lines between your eyebrows
- Lines at the corners of your mouth
Dr. Fodero carefully injects Botox or Dysport into the area you wish to reduce wrinkles. This blocks your muscles from reading nerve signals, creating a freezing effect that softens and reduces wrinkles. The effect lasts up to six months.
The benefits of dermal fillers
Dermal or soft tissue fillers are injectable substances that temporarily add volume to your face and rejuvenate sagging or wrinkled skin. Dr. Fodero uses the hyaluronic acid-based Restylane® and collagen-based Sculptra® filler products, which improve your skin’s elasticity and restore skin fullness and volume.
Like Botox and Dysport injections, you get dermal fillers through precise injections just below your skin. Results from fillers can last for up to a year.
Dermal fillers work best on static wrinkles and areas of the face that have deflated or lost volume. These areas include:
- Thinning lips
- Wrinkles and shadows around the eyelid and eyes
- Smile lines on the lower half of your face
- Facial areas that have receded or lost volume
They can also help with decreasing the appearance of minor facial scarring.
What are the advantages of injectables?
Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers have different anti-aging benefits and can’t individually address every part of your face. Hence, getting both procedures gives you the most comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatment. Combining both procedures allows you to turn back time by smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines while plumping up your face and renewing your skin.
Because Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers are both nonsurgical aesthetic treatments that only take 30-60 minutes to administer and don’t require recovery time, you can usually safely get both procedures in the same time period or even at the same office visit. Getting the procedures together allows for greater convenience for your schedule, and you’ll start to notice the full results you desire more quickly.
On the other hand, if you only have concerns about some areas of facial aging, Dr. Fodero can give you just one treatment and always add the other later if needed. Your treatment is fully customized depending on your preferences and skin needs.
To restore your youthful appearance through non-surgical injectable treatment, make an appointment at Northeastern Plastic Surgery for a consultation.