Modern cosmetic injectables like Botox® and fillers can add volume or affect muscle movements to minimize some unfavorable features of aging. At The Doctor’s House in West New York, New Jersey, Daniel Maenner, DO, uses Botox to treat wrinkles and migraines. He uses fillers to add volume to wrinkles, recessed scars, thin lips, and other areas that lack subdermal fat or structure. To book a consultation, call or schedule online today.
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable medication with more uses than you might expect. Its long list of uses exists thanks to its ability to interfere with communications between motor neurons and muscles.
Sometimes motor neurons fire without your conscious decision, causing unwanted muscle movements. Many health conditions occur from this, including headaches and migraines. If you have chronic migraines, your provider at The Doctor’s House might recommend Botox injections as treatment.
While Botox is highly effective in treating migraines, it’s most popular use is treating fine facial lines like crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines.
These wrinkles are called dynamic wrinkles because they develop due to facial muscle movements. Botox injections can relax these muscles and minimize wrinkles for three months or longer.
What are fillers?
Fillers, or dermal fillers, are injectable that are thick in their consistencies. They only have cosmetic uses, but they can do a lot. By injecting high-quality dermal fillers strategically beneath your skin you can:
- Plump or define your lips
- Volumize your cheeks or temples
- Reduce large facial wrinkles around your mouth
- Soften indented scars
- Decrease shadows below your lower eyelids
- Improve the symmetry of your face
- Address various issues with your facial contours
Different dermal fillers contain different active ingredients, but all of them are safely dissolvable into your skin and tissues.
If you opt for dermal fillers as your cosmetic treatment of choice at The Doctor’s House, your provider helps you review available dermal filler options and select the one that best aligns with your goals.
While performing the injections, your provider follows safety protocols like cleansing your skin beforehand and numbing your skin to minimize discomfort. They meticulously plan the treatment according to your goals and inject the fillers carefully so the effects look natural.
Do Botox and fillers have permanent effects?
Neither Botox nor fillers have permanent results or side effects. Botox lasts four months on average before the results fade. Fillers vary based on their ingredients, but their results can last from six months to two years or longer.
If you feel good about either treatment, you can book follow-up injections at The Doctor’s House to enjoy the results longer.
Cosmetic treatments are a growing trend in medicine, and Botox and fillers are both very popular options. To schedule a consultation for either injectable treatment, call The Doctor’s House at (201) 869-6220 or requests an appointment online today.