Nothing can stop the aging process, but in the hands of a skilled practitioner, tools like Botox® and dermal fillers can do wonders to restore a more youthful appearance. Phillip J. Din, MD, at Flawless Image Medical Aesthetics in East Syracuse, New York, offers Botox, and dermal fillers for available aesthetic treatment options. If you’ve been thinking of trying these injectables but aren’t sure where to begin, schedule a consultation online or by phone to learn more.
Botox is the first treatment to receive FDA approval for temporarily smoothing crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. It’s also the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the world.
Safety is always an important consideration, and more than 15 years of clinical studies back Botox. In addition to cosmetic applications, doctors have used Botox for medical purposes for more than 50 years.
Botox works by temporarily impeding facial muscles from going through their full range of motion. That leaves those muscles incapable of tugging or pulling your skin into lines, folds, and wrinkles.
The formulation is created from Clostridium botulinum, a substance that’s toxic in larger concentrations. The amount used in Botox is minute, and perfectly safe.
Treatments take just 5-10 minutes, and the results develop in 24-48 hours. You can expect your results to last around four months, at which time you can decide whether to come in for another treatment at Flawless Image Medical Aesthetics.
Natural collagen depletion is a primary cause of facial wrinkles and sagging skin. Dermal fillers work by replacing lost facial volume with a gel-like formulation. Many fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in your skin.
Dr. Din or another provider from the team at Flawless Image Medical Aesthetics will inject dermal fillers into the areas of your face that need additional volume. The fillers plump and smooth your skin, making wrinkles less noticeable and lifting sagging skin.
There are many different types of fillers to choose from, each formulated for use in specific areas, including:
The Flawless Image Medical Aesthetics team is always researching new injectables to make sure you have access to the very latest aesthetic options. Dr. Din will discuss the best fillers or injectables to meet your specific needs.
To find out how Botox or dermal fillers can help your skin, call the office or schedule an appointment online.