Botox Injections and Cosmetic Fillers
What is Botox?
Botox is the trade name of the toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It is used in small, controlled and diluted amounts as a safe, yet effective neurotoxin treatment in reducing wrinkles. Compassion Dermatology provides Botox treatments for qualifying candidates who want to improve their appearance. Botox can also be used as a preventative, preventing wrinkles from forming in areas prone to their forming. If you are considering Botox treatment, contact us today to schedule a consultation with a dermatologist in Keller, TX.
How Botox Works
Botox targets specific nerve endings, preventing muscle contraction resulting in softening the appearance of wrinkles, and allowing them to continue to fade over time. Its effects last approximately three to six months. However, some studies seem to indicate that Botox injections done over a long period of time, can result in a reduced frequency required. Botox is an FDA approved treatment for wrinkles.
Temporary redness, swelling and/or pain at the injection site may occur, typically lasting no longer than a few hours. While not common, bruising may also occur in or around the treated area. Results should be visible from within a few days to a few weeks of treatment.
Will My Insurance Cover injections?
The use of a Botox treatment for wrinkles is a cosmetic procedure and therefore not covered by medical insurance plans.
How Botox May Help You
While Botox has a number of medical uses, it is best known for its use in reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The severity of lines on the forehead, creases around the eyes, mouth and between the brows, can be temporarily reduced with Botox treatment. Botox can also provide a slight lifting of the brow and reduce lines around the neck, providing you with a more youthful appearance. Best of all, it is a non-surgical alternative requiring mere minutes for treatment. With Botox treatment, you will not need to take days or weeks off from work as is typical with a surgical procedure. You can receive the treatment and return to work afterwards.
Ensure you tell your doctor all medications you are taking, both prescription and over-the-counter. For example, bruising is more likely to occur at the injection site if you are taking aspirin or ibuprofen. These medications thin the blood and increase bleeding, and therefore bruising. Supplements should also be reported to your dermatologist in Keller, TX during the initial consultation. Supplements include those considered natural, and they can also thin the blood.
Are You a Candidate for Botox injections?
Not everyone is a great candidate for the Botox procedure. Women who are breastfeeding or pregnant, or may become pregnant, and those with neurological conditions should not receive Botox injections. Your dermatologist in Keller, TX is the best source for determining the treatment options best for you.
In addition, Botox is not always the right treatment for every patient and wrinkle. For example, wrinkles caused by sun damage are not as responsive to Botox. There are a variety of treatments for different types of wrinkles, so schedule a full consultation before deciding whether Botox it is right for you. Compassion Dermatology has the expertise to ensure you are presented with the best options for you. Call today for a consultation with a dermatologist in Keller, TX.
For additional information about receiving Botox Injections, contact Compassion Dermatology today to schedule a consultation with a dermatologist in Keller, TX.
Cosmetic fillers are injections of material underneath the skin to make it appear fuller. By filling out the area injected, the appearance of wrinkles is reduced for a younger looking you.
While fillers have been around for decades, advances in the technology have assured newer materials are lasting longer, and some are even considered semi-permanent. Youthful skin is supple and smooth due to collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin. The three create an elastic framework that maintains smooth skin. Over time, the elasticity of skin is lost, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. Cosmetic fillers assist in filling the thinning framework lying beneath the skin. The skin becomes firmer, smoother and more youthful in appearance. Compassion Dermatology can assist you in achieving younger looking skin. Call today to schedule a consultation with a dermatologist in Keller, TX.
Collagen is the best known of cosmetic fillers. In addition, it is available in both natural and synthetic products, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
Bovine Collagen Fillers
Bovine collagen was approved in the 1980’s as a wrinkle treatment, and is still widely used. It provides an effective and more budget friendly alternative to other fillers. Testing for an allergy to the product is administered prior to treatment. Bovine collagen filler typically requires injections two to four times each year to maintain the results.
Human Collagen Fillers
Human collagen has been available since 2002. Skin testing is not typically required, as it causes fewer allergic reactions than bovine collagen. Injections are typically required every three to six months. To receive additional information, contact our dermatologist in Keller, TX.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally in the skin, and as your skin ages less is produced. It is available in both a natural product and synthetic products. Results can last nine months or longer. Allergic reactions rarely occur.
Fat Injection Fillers
Fat injections use donor sites from the thighs, belly, or buttocks and inject it under the skin of the face, reducing wrinkles. By using your own tissue, allergic reactions do not occur. Results vary and the results can last a long time. Give us a call to schedule a consultation with a dermatologist in Keller, TX.
Poly-L lactic Acid Fillers
When injected under the skin, poly-L lactic (PLLA) fillers stimulates your skin cells to produce new collagen. It has been used as a suture material for years, and is nontoxic.
PLLA is used to treat wrinkles, and is considered semi-permanent.
Compassion Dermatology offers a number of treatments for a more youthful you. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation with a dermatologist in Keller, TX.