By the time you are 40 or 45, you are likely showing signs of aging. Whether your skin has experienced sun damage or is simply losing its collagen as part of the natural aging process, it is probably showing wrinkles, fine lines, and has lost some of its volume.
Fortunately, new non-invasive cosmetic treatments can quickly restore a more youthful appearance without surgery. Botox and dermal fillers like Juvederm or Restylane use a few simple injections to improve your appearance and keep you looking younger for months.
Botox works by blocking nerve signals to muscles in your face. Without these nerve signals, muscles relax, preventing wrinkles while still allowing you to make a full range of facial expressions. It is most commonly used in the forehead and around the eyes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid, a substance that appears naturally in the body, to restore volume to the face and reduce the appearance of creases. It is most often used in the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth. Over time, the hyaluronic acid is absorbed harmlessly into your body.
Neither type of injection should cause pain. Though you may feel mild discomfort and have minor redness afterward, these symptoms should fade within a day or two. If you are concerned about pain, you can ask your aesthetician to apply a topical numbing cream before giving you injections.
Botox injections provide a younger-looking appearance for three to four months. You can schedule maintenance appointments to keep your skin looking young.
Dermal fillers will offer results for up to a year and even longer in some patients.
At the Galardi | Bowen | Rosenblum Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, we offer personalized Botox and dermal filler injections to help you achieve the appearance you desire. Our expert team can help you decide which treatments are best for you and your skin. Contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your consultation.
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