Botox® and dermal fillers are powerful tools to temporarily improve the signs of aging without an invasive surgical procedure. At Best Impression Med Spa in Blue Bell and Norristown, Pennsylvania, Robert Mirabile, MD, and Vivian Hsu, MD, have a wealth of experience leveraging these tools to their greatest advantage. If you’ve been thinking of trying injectables but aren’t sure where to begin, book a consultation today to learn more. You can schedule online or by calling to speak with a member of the administrative staff.
The primary cause of aging involves changes in the volume of collagen in your skin. When you’re young, you have a thick layer of collagen that softens and plumps your skin, creating what’s known as a “baby face.”
As you age, you lose much of that padding, leaving your skin to sag and pool into folds and wrinkles. At the same time, years of sun exposure and damage from environmental toxins have an effect on your skin.
The movement also plays a role in developing lines and wrinkles. Every time you smile, speak, eat, or express emotion the muscles in your face pull and move your skin. Over time you’ll develop wrinkles in the areas of your face that move most frequently.
Botox is an injectable medication that temporarily impedes muscle movement, lessening the pulling and tugging that creates and deepens forehead lines, crow’s feet, and furrows between your brows. It is the most popular noninvasive cosmetic treatment in the world, and for good reason.
Botox can improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles for as long as four months. There’s no need for anesthesia, advance preparation, or recovery time. You can return to your normal daily routines immediately after your treatment, and the injections take just a few moments to complete.
Best of all, Botox delivers temporary results. As the effects begin to fade, you can decide if you’d like to return for another round.
Dermal fillers improve the signs of aging by replacing lost volume. Best Impression Med Spa uses fillers from the Juvéderm® collection, developed by Allergan, a company with an excellent record of safety and quality.
Juvéderm products are made from a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid, a substance your body creates naturally. Molecules of hyaluronic acid hold water, helping your skin stay plump, properly hydrated, and elastic. Over time, you lose much of that hyaluronic acid, and your skin settles into lines, folds, and wrinkles.
When administered by a skilled professional at Best Impression Med Spa, dermal fillers smooth and plump your skin, improving the signs of aging. Even better, fillers prompt your body to begin producing new collagen that extends the results even after your body absorbs the filler material.
Juvéderm offers numerous formulations including Voluma® XC, Vollure™, Volbella® XC, and others. Some increase volume in your cheeks, others plump laugh lines, marionette lines, and even your lips. Depending on the type of filler used, results last between 1-2 years.
To explore all that Botox and dermal fillers offer, schedule a consultation at Best Impression Med Spa online or by phone.