Fine facial lines and wrinkles are common as we age. Skin loses the collagen and elasticity that keeps it firm and smooth. We offer Botox and fillers for non-surgical options.
Tiny amounts are injected into specific areas of the face or neck to relax muscles, which smooth lines and wrinkles on overlying skin. It’s used for areas such as frown lines between eyebrows, crow’s feet, and horizontal forehead wrinkles. Botox injections typically last 3-4 months before the next injection is needed.
Fillers can contribute to a more youthful appearance by erasing fine lines and changing facial contours. For example, fillers can help with creases between the eyebrows, near the nose, and around the mouth. Fillers can also lift the lower face, widen the cheeks, diminish scars and enhance fullness in the lips. Fillers are sometimes used to rejuvenate hands as well.
Lift Plastic Surgery uses fillers made from hyaluronic acid, which is a natural, complex sugar found in all living organisms, including your own skin and connective tissue. The results are immediate, and side effects such as minor bruising or swelling are uncommon. Results can last 9 months to 18 months before the next injection is needed.
Injectable filler treatments are performed as an in-office procedure with anesthetic creams to minimize discomfort. The results are seen immediately and will generally improve within the first week.
If you are looking for longer-lasting results, a surgical option such as a face lift or eye lid surgery may be a better solution. When done by a skilled plastic surgeon, these treatments are extremely safe and do not cause you to lose your natural facial expressions.
As with any cosmetic medical procedure, results vary from patient to patient.