There’s nothing wrong with developing a few wrinkles and losing some volume in your face. You may enjoy your newly mature look, but it may take some time for you to adjust. If you’re not used to your physical indications of aging, Garden Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics in Midtown West, Manhattan, and New Hyde Park in Long Island offers injectable Botox® and fillers to diminish them temporarily and restore your confidence. To review your options, request an appointment by phone or online at your nearest New York City location today.
A common misconception is that Botox® is a type of filler. Although Botox and fillers share similar purposes, this is not the case. They’re both injectables, but they work very differently toward your cosmetic goals.
Botox and similar injectables paralyze the overworked muscles that cause wrinkles to appear on your skin. It specifically works to diminish wrinkles and lines that your facial expressions cause.
Fillers are another category entirely. They’re gel-like substances that are often made of something already in your body, like hyaluronic acid, that retains hydration. You can use fillers to add volume to wrinkles, folds, and shallow areas of your face that have lost their plumpness over time.
There’s a lot you can do for your appearance using Botox and fillers, especially during the period of middle age when the physical signs of aging start to set in but are still mild to moderate.
Using Botox, you can diminish:
While dermal fillers have some effect on these wrinkles, called dynamic wrinkles for their relation to your muscle movements, you can also use them to:
Botox lasts three to four months, while some dermal fillers last up to a year. If you have other concerns, your provider at Garden Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics can help you decide whether Botox or fillers can target them.
If you’ve already determined that Botox, fillers, or both can help you make the changes you want to see, the next step is to find out if you’re a good candidate for either or both treatments.
You’re a candidate for these cosmetic injectables if you:
During your consultation, your provider asks questions specific to the injections you want to get to decide if they’re your best option. If you’re approved to get them, your provider helps you explore payment plans if you need them.
If you want to try a natural-looking and generally more youthful appearance with Botox and fillers, call Garden Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics or request an appointment online today.