Diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is simpler than you may think. At Seeker Dermatology in Austin, Texas, Paige Seeker, MD, and her team use neruotoxins (Botox® and Dysport®) and dermal fillers to soften lines and restore youthful volume to the skin. These rejuvenating treatments are safe, minimally invasive, and only take a few minutes to inject into the skin. Call the dermatology clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about neurotoxins and dermal fillers.
Neurotoxins and dermal fillers are injectable medications that relax wrinkles and plump up the skin without downtime.
Botox is a neuromodulator that smoothes wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles underneath. When these muscles can’t contract, the skin on top of them softens and creates a smoother appearance.
Dermal fillers are thick substances that replace lost volume beneath the skin. They help provide structure for sagging skin, fill in deep wrinkles, and plump up thin lips.
Dr. Seeker and her team can combine neurotoxins and dermal fillers to enhance your results from injectables.
Neurotoxins and fillers each target different types of wrinkles. These include:
Dynamic wrinkles, or expression lines, are the result of repeated facial movements. They tend to appear in the upper one-third of the face, particularly around the forehead, eyes, and nose. Botox and other neuromodulators are popular treatments for dynamic wrinkles.
Static wrinkles develop from gradual volume loss. As you age, your body produces lower quantities of collagen, a protein that keeps the skin tight, full, and supple. Gravity also causes the fat and tissues in your face to sink downward, causing your cheeks to hollow. Dermal fillers replace this lost volume to fill in static wrinkles.
At your cosmetic consultation, Dr. Seeker and her team can create a customized treatment plan that effectively targets your lines and wrinkles.
Neurotoxins and dermal fillers take only a few minutes to inject. During your cosmetic consultation, Dr. Seeker and her team determine the appropriate areas to inject the medication. Next, they apply a topical anesthetic for your comfort before injecting neurotoxins and fillers into the predetermined areas.
While you may experience minor bruising, swelling, and tenderness at the injection sites, these side effects should subside within a couple of days.
Neurotoxins lasts for about three to six months, while dermal fillers can last for six months to one year. Some fillers last for up to two years. Maintenance treatments can help you extend your results for complete skin rejuvenation.
Call Seeker Dermatology today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about neurotoxins and dermal fillers.