How do fillers work?
Facial fillers add volume and hydration to your aging face. As a result, your skin plumps to smooth lines and wrinkles, providing a youthful appearance. The types of fillers include:
Some fillers, like Restylane®, Belotero Balance®, and Juvéderm® contain a natural product called hyaluronic acid. Your body produces a lot of hyaluronic acid in your youth, but production declines as you get older. These fillers restore your hyaluronic acid levels to restore a younger look.
Radiesse works slightly differently. It contains calcium hydroxylapatite, small microspheres that boost your facial skin’s structure and volume. Radiesse offers immediate improvements to your look and creates lasting change as collagen develops in the treated areas in response to the microspheres. Radiesse can also be used in a diluted form to bio-stimulate collagen formation for crepey skin on the face and body, like the arms, knees, abdomen, and décolleté.
What is Botox?
Botox and Xeomin® contain a purified neurotoxin that temporarily halts muscle activity in areas of your face that dynamic wrinkles affect. Effective in treating crow’s feet, frown lines, and horizontal forehead lines, the injections help you achieve a naturally smoother look.
Why would I consider Botox and fillers?
Botox and fillers are a minimally invasive, effective way to treat lines and wrinkles. These treatments require no downtime and give you a younger look without the expense, recovery, and hassle of surgery.
At the Wellpath, Dr. Heskett provides a personal assessment of each individual’s muscular anatomy to apply just the right amount of product in the right areas to get you natural results. The practice uses fillers in a holistic way to support total facial rejuvenation; they complement other therapies and aren’t a singular solution.
The team at the Wellpath also uses the latest technology and products to help maintain your facial filler and Botox results, so you get the most out of your treatment. Results are temporary -- lasting three to 18 months, depending on the formula used -- but retreatments to maintain your look are available.
What concerns can Botox and fillers address?
Botox and fillers effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fill in the lost volume that occurs with aging. Specifically, Dr. Heskett may recommend these facial injections to:
- Volumize or reshape your lips
- Lift sagging brows
- Reduce wrinkles around your lips
- Smooth creases in your chin
- Volumize sunken cheeks
- Enhance volume in your temples
- Improve symmetry of facial contours
- Smooth crow’s feet
- Lessen the severity of worry or frown lines between the brows
- Nefertiti neck lift to reduce a sagging or banded neck and jawline
Dr. Heskett also uses Botox and Xeomin to smooth lines in the lower part of your face, jaw, and neck in a procedure known as a Nefertiti lift. Named after the ancient Egyptian Queen, Nefertiti, this procedure helps you achieve a smoother, sleeker-looking neck by targeting the platysma band of muscle that runs from the bottom of your face to your collarbone.
Learn more about how Botox and fillers can help you achieve a youthful look by requesting an appointment at the Wellpath today. Call one of the locations or use the online tool.