How do you feel when you look in the mirror? Does your youthful, smooth skin make you smile? Or do you find yourself frowning, picking out wrinkles that you’re not so thrilled with? We believe that everyone deserves skin that makes them happy. The resulting confidence fuels their interactions and personal success. If your skin isn’t where you’d like it to be, cosmetic injections will offer a quick but enduring fix.
Which Wrinkles Rub You the Wrong Way?
If you’re considering cosmetic injections, you’ll need to decide exactly which changes you’d like to make. This will help you determine whether it’s time to pursue Botox, dermal fillers, or a combination of the two. Are your troublesome wrinkles primarily on your forehead and around your eyes? Or do you find that the deep lines around your mouth and across your lower face are the ones that really plague you? Talk to Dr. Jill Lezaic about your wrinkle priorities to ensure that you see the results you’ve imagined.
Cosmetic Injections in Jacksonville Beach
Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville offers a wide range of facial injectables. With her skin care expertise, Dr. Lezaic is an expert injection provider. In addition to providing Botox and dermal fillers to her patients, Dr. Lezaic lectures on behalf of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, training other professionals in her injection techniques. When you visit our clinic, you can be comforted with the knowledge that you’re receiving the absolute best. Dr. Lezaic’s injections promise predictable, precise results.
The Big Differences Between Botox and Dermal Fillers
Botox and fillers take different approaches to wrinkle reduction. A few of the most striking contrasts between the two types of injections include:
- The way they smooth wrinkles – Botox is a neuromuscular junction inhibitor. If your biology is a little rusty, this means that it breaks communication between nerves and muscles. Botox occupies the muscle’s chemical receptors to prevent nerves from stimulating contractions. This allows the skin over those muscles to remain relaxed, and to heal and smooth over time. Dermal fillers supply the skin with hydrating substances to fill out lines. Rather than preventing muscles from contracting, fillers add volume, smoothing out deep to fine lines across the lower face.
- The areas of the face they best affect – The wrinkles on your forehead are caused by minute muscle contractions, whereas lines on the lower face are more affected by loss of hydration and collagen. Therefore, Botox is best on the upper area of the face, and dermal fillers around the nose and mouth. Fillers can also be used to delicately enhance the lips.
- The longevity of results – Because of the way Botox blocks nerve-muscle communication, its effects can’t last forever. The muscles will eventually develop new receptor sites, allowing nerves to bypass Botox and cause contractions. Depending on where the Botox was injected (and how many units were used), it lasts between 3-6 months. Dermal fillers tend to last a bit longer, since they supply the skin with a volumizing substance – anywhere from 6 months to one year.
Botox and Dermal Fillers?
If you’re interested in taming wrinkles across your face, a combination of Botox and dermal fillers could do the trick. Dr. Lezaic will provide treatment that creates natural-looking but still noticeable results. You’ll be able to strike the perfect balance without invasive treatment or downtime. Schedule a consultation today to get a better idea of which cosmetic injection is right for you.