As we age, it is common to explore skin revitalization and rejuvenation options to keep a youthful look. Neuromodulators (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin) and dermal fillers (Juvederm®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, Belotero and others) can enhance your skin’s appearance by reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
There are many misconceptions about injectable procedures and their effects on the body. Before deciding if these treatments are right for you, check out these facts recommended by Dr. Carl Mazzara at Face and Body Cosmetic Surgery.
What Are the Main Benefits and Results?
Bone volume and fat in the face and neck naturally decrease with age. Injectable treatments — like neuromodulators and dermal fillers — can combat these natural losses to restore a more youthful, balanced look. Patients are often very satisfied with the results of these nonsurgical options and continue to receive treatments to maintain their desired facial aesthetic.
What Is the Difference Between the Types of Injections?
Neuromodulators, including Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, relax muscles to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face and neck. These treatments can help combat smile lines, forehead lines, and other wrinkles associated with age.
In contrast, dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Belotero and many others, replace lost volume to rejuvenate and lift certain sections of the face. These treatments may also soften smile lines and under eye circles while building up cheek volume.
How Long Do the Procedures Take?
Injectable procedures are short. The typical procedure time is less than 20 minutes.
How Long Will the Effects Last?
Depending on the type of injectable, results can last anywhere from four months to two years.
Neuromodulators can provide temporary results of four months with occasional touch-up treatments.
Dermal fillers offer longer lasting results ranging from six months to two years.
Are There Side Effects?
In general, treatments require little to no downtime. Patients can return to normal activities almost immediately. Mild swelling or bruising may occur, and very infrequently may occur in some areas for a few days. Make-up can easily be used to cover if this occurs.
The best options for you will depend on your personal needs, goals, and lifestyle. It is important to speak with Dr Mazzara, as well as educating yourself on the procedure options before undergoing any cosmetic treatments. At Face and Body Cosmetic Surgery, both neuromodulator and dermal filler injections are administered and monitored personally and by no one else except Dr. Mazzara.
To learn more about cosmetic injectables and procedures, please or call schedule a consultation with Dr Mazzara.