It’s natural to lose volume and see lines in our faces as we age, especially in the cheeks and areas around the mouth, eyes, and temples. This loss of volume emphasizes the fine lines and wrinkles, causing people to look tired, and much older. Botox and dermal fillers can return these areas to a more youthful appearance—plumping and smoothing around the mouth, eyes, cheeks, or elsewhere.
“Botox” is to relaxants what “Coke” is to sodas in the South. Botox is just one brand of relaxant. There are other brands, like Dysport and Xeomin, that dermatologists use to get the same results. These relaxants smooth those lines worn from daily facial expressions by relaxing the tiny muscles in the treatment area. Relaxants are a great way to target and smooth the areas that need it. Other types of fillers are geared towards plumping sunken, hollowed areas rather than simply smoothing out the expression lines.
Relaxants can also be used to lift the brow and give eyes a more open and wakeful appearance. At the mouth, injections can help lips to appear more full, and balance a gummy smile. Relaxants can also be injected in the jaw muscles to soften a chiseled, masculine jawline.
The board-certified dermatologists and team of aestheticians at The Dermatology Clinic have delivered personalized skincare solutions to Greater Baton Rouge residents since 1947. Committed to bringing patients the latest, most advanced products and services available, The Dermatology Clinic offers a full line of medical and cosmetic dermatology services to create a skin care plan that is tailored to each patient’s needs.
Botox is not a party favor.
While a casual social environment may feel fun and less threatening to first-time Botox users, don’t ignore the potential risks. These parties are often administered by untrained professionals instead of board-certified providers who have extensive knowledge of the facial anatomy. Bungled injections can cause serious complications, and the risk of contamination is much higher in unsterile environments outside the office.
Botox and Bubbles are a bad idea. Not only does alcohol impair your ability to make sound decisions—like where to have the injections and how much money to spend on them—it also thins the blood, causing excessive bleeding and next-day bruising.
Timing is everything.
If you’re planning to freshen up before a major event, carefully consider when you should schedule your consultation and treatment in anticipation of any redness or other skin discoloration. For the best results, allow two weeks between your treatment and the big day.
Many patients notice improvement in as little as 48-72 hours, with the full benefits becoming visible after two weeks. Botox injections can last for months, and The Dermatology Clinic’s board-certified dermatologists recommend repeating the treatment every three to four months to maintain the results.
FDA-approved and safe, the Dermatology Clinic offers patients a less invasive and more cost-effective alternative to cosmetic surgery. With injectable and dermal filler options like Juvéderm, Radiesse, Sculptra, and Restylane, patients experience more radiant, smoother, and fuller skin without the extended downtime. These treatments can even be done during a lunch break with little to no downtime.
Your doctor should determine what relaxant or fillers are best for you, depending on what areas and issues you’d specifically like to treat. Schedule a consultation for smoother skin with natural-looking results and little to no downtime after treatment. Visit thedermatologyclinic.com or call 225-414-5847 to request a consultation and find the right treatment for you.