Quick and Easy Anti-Aging Solutions for The Face
To this day, BOTOX® is the most common cosmetic aesthetic procedure performed in the U.S. Unsurprisingly, dermal fillers, such as Juvederm® or Restylane®, are a close second. Why? Both of these treatments are non-surgical, cause a minimum of pain, and require virtually no downtime so patients can resume busy lives looking better than ever.
Why Consider Nonsurgical Anti-Aging Solutions for Your Face?
“Over time, bone volume and fat in the face and neck naturally decrease,” notes Dr. Kimberly Finder, a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert at Sanova Dermatology – San Antonio Medical Center. This changes the shape of the face, creating hollowed cheeks, sagging skin around the jawline, deepening lines in the forehead and around the mouth, and more. “Thankfully, surgical facelift options are no longer the only solution,” emphasizes Dr. Finder. With neuromodulators like BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® and dermal fillers like the RHA Collection, patients can achieve natural-looking results and regain a youthful appearance in less time and for less money.
How BOTOX® Cosmetic and Juvederm® Fillers Work
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified neurotoxin that paralyzes the muscles of the upper face, particularly those of the forehead and around the eyes due to repetitive muscle movements such as squinting or frowning. Once the effects fully take place, the muscles responsible for horizontal lines on the forehead, the vertical lines between the brows, and the crow’s feet around the eyes relax, allowing the wrinkles to fade over a period of a couple of weeks. Those repetitive muscle movements cease, leaving the skin smooth and minimize wrinkles for up to 3 or 4 months.
Dermal fillers like Juvederm® or Restylane® replenish lost volume in the lower face, reversing the effects of deepening lines around the mouth and jaw, which are caused by changing facial structure rather than repetitive muscle movement. Juvederm® is also an ideal solution for filling in hollowed cheeks and plumping lips that have thinned with age. Juvederm® offers longer-lasting results, from 6 months up to 2 years.
Sculptra Aesthetic® also offers the ability to address volume loss in a more long-term approach, partnering with your body’s natural collagen production and offering an overall boost in volume and a more youthful look.
The benefits of combining BOTOX® Cosmetic and Juvederm® treatments outweigh each of these treatments taken on their own. “Separately, they focus on different types of wrinkles in different parts of the face, so together they form a formidable team in the fight against aging, addressing multiple problem areas at once,” says Dr. Finder. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic helps keep the hyaluronic acid in Juvederm® fillers from breaking down as quickly, particularly in the more animated, active parts of the face, such as around the mouth. This combination allows the dermal filler to hold its definition for months longer than it would as a singular treatment.
Both treatments are nonsurgical and well tolerated by patients. While mild swelling or bruising may occur, it resolves within a week, and patients are free to resume their normal lives almost immediately.
Are you interested in finding out which anti-aging treatments are best for your aesthetic goals? Contact your preferred location, including Sanova Dermatology – San Antonio, and schedule your cosmetic consultation today!
More about the Author
Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Kimberly Finder is one of the premier practitioners in the U.S. performing facial rejuvenation procedures, advanced laser, and light source treatments, and skin care procedures specifically selected to produce results patients will love. The professional staff at Sanova Dermatology ensures your experience is as relaxing and pleasant as possible. With up-to-date training on all the latest in cosmetic enhancement treatments, you can be assured you’re in good, compassionate, and knowledgeable hands for the entirety of your procedure and recovery.