If you have wrinkles, fine lines, or sagging jowls, cosmetic injectables like Botox® and fillers can minimize the appearance of age-related changes. At Generations Family Practice Wellness Center, laser treatment specialist Laurie Glodowski and the team administer Botox and fillers to people ages 18 and older. To make an appointment, call the office in Cary, North Carolina, or book online today.
Botox and fillers are cosmetic treatments that improve the appearance of your skin. Though often mentioned together, Botox and fillers have distinct differences:
Botox is an injectable designed to minimize the appearance of dynamic wrinkles — wrinkles that form due to facial movements, like frowning and smiling. When Botox enters your body, it blocks nerve signals from reaching the muscles in your face, allowing them to relax. When your muscles relax, your skin appears smoother and wrinkle-free.
Dysport is an injectable that’s similar to Botox. The difference is in the formulation; Dysport treats moderate to severe glabellar lines (the wrinkles between eyebrows).
The team at Generations Family Practice Wellness Center offers several types of fillers from Juvéderm® and Restylane®.
Fillers contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring substance that makes your skin plump and supple. As you age, your body produces less HA, but routine filler appointments can help your skin look its best.
At Generations Family Practice Wellness Center, the team uses Botox and fillers to address wrinkles and volume loss in the following areas:
You might also benefit from fillers if you want to minimize the appearance of wrinkles or loose skin on your chest or lower neck.
To determine if you’re a candidate for Botox or fillers, your Generations Family Practice Wellness Center provider reviews your medical records and asks about your goals. Make sure to let your provider know if you take any prescription medication, like blood thinners. Certain drugs can affect your results, so they might ask you to stop taking them a few days beforehand.
If you have allergies or underlying skin problems, let your provider know about them as well. Though rare, Botox and fillers can cause side effects.
At Generations Family Practice Wellness Center, your provider cleans your skin and applies a topical anesthetic. When the anesthesia sets in, your provider administers a series of injections into your skin.
The location of your injections depends on your goals for treatment. For example, if you have frown lines, your provider might administer two or three injections of Botox between your eyebrows. If you have sagging skin on the back of your hands, your provider might administer a series of filler injections.
After you get Botox or fillers, avoid rubbing or massaging the treatment site for several hours. Applying pressure to the area may cause the medication to spread to other areas, affecting your results.
In the days after treatment, you might experience redness, swelling, or bruising. Follow your provider’s recovery instructions and apply ice to your skin as necessary.
To see if you can benefit from Botox and fillers, make an appointment at Generations Family Practice Wellness Center by calling the office or booking online today.