Dermatology at The Eye Associates’ offers several cosmetic procedures that can improve your appearance and help increase your self-esteem. Some of the most popular are Botox and dermal fillers such as Juvederm.
When you make a facial expression, the muscles underneath your skin cause visible creases on your face that become permanent over time. BOTOX works by temporarily blocking the signal that causes your muscles to contract, thereby eliminating unwanted facial wrinkles over time with continued use of Botox. This is one of our most popular cosmetic procedures for both men and women.
BOTOX is a non-surgical treatment that does not require much of your time. First, your doctor will determine which areas will benefit the most from treatment by asking you to move certain muscles, like when you smile, frown or raise your eyebrows. Then the injections will be administered with a very small syringe. In most cases, no anesthesia is necessary, and there is no recovery time. Within days, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in the expression lines where the injection was placed, and diminish the appearance of lines over time. On average, BOTOX should last three to four months.
If you find that you are pleased with the results of BOTOX Cosmetic, you’ll probably want to get on a regular schedule so you can keep looking your best. Check out the video below about Botox.
Dermal Fillers: Juvederm®
When you are young, your skin is elastic and contains a large amount of hyaluronic acid, which helps the skin retain water and look healthy and smooth. However, as you age, the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases and the underlying collagen and elastin fibers break down and essentially wear out, resulting in drier, thinner skin with more wrinkles. Luckily there are products that will produce a natural-looking enhancement to your facial skin. Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm are commonly used to enhance lips, diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and increase volume. Popular areas of treatment are the nasolabial folds (lines from the end of the nose to the end of the lips), the wrinkles around the lips, the lips themselves, and the corners of the mouth (to correct a down turned angry-look). They can also be used under the eyes, in the cheek, in the brow area, in the hands and scar areas.
Dermal fillers are the perfect “quick-fix” before a special occasion as well as during the holiday season. It’s a great way to improve your looks and feel refreshed, all with minimal down time.
The type of filler that Dr. Stevenson will recommend for you will depend on the location, the depth and the size of the area of treatment. Each dermal filler has its own individual characteristic and advantage, so he will take that into consideration when helping you make your decision. Juvederm® are good for lips and fine lines around the mouth.
If you are interested in a cosmetic procedure, click here to make a FREE cosmetic screening appointment or call 1-877-794-DERM (3376).
When undergoing any medical or cosmetic procedure, cost is an important factor to take into consideration. The Eye Associates offers various financing options through CareCredit so that you can focus your attention on your procedure. Click here for more financing information.