While many people notice the first signs of skin aging in their late thirties, a combination of good luck, good genes, and good daily skin care habits may help you avoid the inevitable until sometime in your early forties.
No matter your rate of skin aging, you can’t escape the fine lines, deep wrinkles, skin sag, and facial deflation that eventually affects every aging complexion. But you don’t have to accept it at face value, even if you expect your skin to age.
Our seasoned team of board-certified dermatologists at Florida Dermatology Associates offers a full scope of medical and cosmetic skin care services. They know exactly how to help you turn back the hands of time.
Here, we explore the anti-aging benefits of cosmetic injectables and explain how the right combination of Botox and dermal fillers can help you achieve total facial rejuvenation in no time.
In 2022, over 15 million people in the United States turned to cosmetic injectables — including neuromodulators like Botox, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, soft tissue fillers, and lip fillers — to temporarily erase fine lines, smooth deep wrinkles, and restore lost facial volume.
As the two most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the US, Botox and fillers have helped millions of Americans take years off their appearance with gorgeous, long-lasting results. These treatments are so effective that most people who get them maintain them indefinitely.
Botox and fillers work beautifully as stand-alone treatments but often work better together. Let’s take a closer look at how each one works to improve your appearance.
Botox is a highly purified protein obtained from the natural bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When we inject this therapeutic cosmetic agent into specific points in your facial anatomy, it relaxes the expressive facial muscles that contribute to dynamic lines and wrinkles.
Specifically, Botox blocks the nerve signals that keep your underlying facial muscles in a perpetual state of contraction. As these muscle contractions ease, the overlying lines and wrinkles disappear — and your skin looks naturally fresh.
Botox can smooth the deep vertical furrows between your brows (angry 11s) that make you look upset when you’re not, soften the horizontal creases (worry lines) across your brow, and minimize the ever-multiplying laugh lines (crow’s feet) at the corners of your eyes.
While Botox may not restore lost facial volume, lift and tighten your skin, enhance your natural features, or correct deep wrinkles around your nose and mouth, dermal fillers can achieve all those cosmetic goals and more.
Dermal fillers, made from hyaluronic acid, collagen, and other natural purified substances, counteract a variety of common age-related facial changes, ranging from deep wrinkles and fine lines to poor skin laxity and soft tissue volume loss, otherwise known as facial deflation.
We can use fillers to smooth out conspicuous nasolabial folds (parentheses lines) around your nose and mouth, erase vertical lip lines, or subtly enhance the natural contours of your face and lips. Simply put, fillers are a safe, quick, and easy way to correct age-related soft tissue volume loss and restore a more youthful appearance.
It’s possible to take years off your appearance with a few micro-shots of Botox or a skillfully injected filler, but combining the two is often the best way to achieve total facial rejuvenation. Getting Botox and fillers together can help you:
Even better, by combining Botox and fillers, you can prolong the results of both injectables: In one quick and easy treatment, you can expect to attain gorgeous, enduring facial revitalization that lasts longer than results you’d get from any single cosmetic injectable.
If you’re ready to learn how combining Botox and fillers can take years off your appearance, we can lend our knowledge, skill, and experience. Call your nearest Florida Dermatology Associates office in Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Melbourne, or Titusville, Florida, today, or click online to book an appointment any time.