What are Botox and fillers?
These treatments are cosmetic injectables designed to turn back the clock. Botox and fillers work differently, targeting the different creases, folds, and sags on your skin. Richard Peck Plastic Surgery leverages a broad range of cosmetic injectables to best reverse your skin’s aging. This way, you leave looking years younger.
How do Botox and fillers work?
Botox works by freezing your muscles while fillers add volume.
Botox and its counterparts, including Dysport®, come from the neurotoxin botulinum toxin. When extremely small amounts of this toxin are injected into your face, it temporarily freezes the muscles. This paralysis smooths the skin over the muscle. As a result, Botox and Dysport are ideal for eliminating dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that form wherever your face is expressive. Richard Peck Plastic Surgery uses these cosmetic injectables to treat:
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Smile lines
The results from Botox and Dysport usually last a few months. Dr. Peck can repeat your treatment as frequently as needed to keep your skin smooth and youthful.
Expressions don’t cause all wrinkles. Instead, loss of facial volume with age causes them. This volume loss leads to sagging skin and wrinkles. With dermal fillers, Dr. Peck reverses this volume loss and restores not just your skin, but your overall appearance. Dr. Peck uses a variety of products, including Restylane Lyft, Silk and Define. He uses these dermal fillers to plump and smooth:
- Nasolabial folds
- Under-eye areas
Dermal fillers last anywhere from a few months to over a year. And, like Botox, they can be reapplied as needed to help you stay on track with your aesthetic goals.
What should I expect when getting Botox or fillers?
Getting any of these cosmetic injectables is a quick and easy process. In fact, many people call it a lunchtime procedure because you can come in, get your injections (usually in 15 minutes or less), and continue on with your day. No incisions. No downtime. Just rejuvenated skin that looks years younger.
Which cosmetic injectable is right for me?
There are a number of different injectables available today, and they’re each designed to treat a specific cosmetic issue. Talk with Dr. Peck about your aesthetic goals. He tailors a cosmetic injectable treatment to you, helping you look youthful and rejuvenated but never fake or plastic.
To learn more or to get started on Botox and fillers, call Richard Peck Plastic Surgery to schedule your appointment today.