As we age, the cellular changes that occur in our skin begin to accelerate, resulting in the loss of its firmness and elasticity. This is mostly due to the depletion of collagen, the protein responsible for skin’s elasticity; however, lifestyle and environmental factors, such as stress, climate, and smoking, can also contribute to wrinkles.
Injectable fillers, such as BOTOX and Dysport®, are used to fill lines and creases or add fullness to the lips and cheeks. Hear from our BOTOX patients to learn more about the procedure and how it could benefit you.
BOTOX is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that consists of a purified neurotoxic protein. It is a widely known and popular cosmetic solution because it is safe, quick, and effective with minimal discomfort. This procedure can address fine lines, wrinkles, muscle spasms, and even chronic migraines.
When injected, BOTOX paralyzes the facial muscles, thus preventing them from contracting.The procedure can be performed in just minutes and results typically last 3 to 4 months.
After the procedure, patients can immediately resume their normal activities. Some minor pain, swelling, or bruising at or around the injection site may occur, but it is usually minimal and resolves quickly.
Many patients wonder what the difference is between BOTOX and JUVÉDERM®. BOTOX targets lines and wrinkles that are present during facial movement, such as crow’s feet and forehead lines. JUVÉDERM is a dermal filler that focuses on areas that lack volume while the face is at rest. Visit our JUVÉDERM page to learn more.
If you’re interested in any of the treatments we offer, we encourage you to contact our office to see how we can help you. We have offices conveniently located in Ashland, KY, or Beckley, Charleston, Huntington, Hurricane, Kanawha City, Parkersburg, or Princeton WV.
We work closely with The Facial Center to provide a range of cosmetic services, including HydraFacial MD®, JUVÉDERM®, facelifts, and so much more! Call us or visit The Facial Center’s website to learn more.