Nonsurgical treatments are extremely popular, due to their quick treatment time and lack of downtime. In fact, injectable treatments including Botox and dermal fillers were the top two noninvasive procedures of 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). We have created a guide to these procedures to help you better decide which treatment is right for you.
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are categorized as neurotoxins because they are made up of botulinum toxin type A. These cosmetic injections are used to smooth forehead lines, lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet. They work by blocking the nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract, which causes wrinkles and lines over time. By temporarily relaxing these facial muscles, lines are smoothed, and a more youthful appearance is achieved. These injectables offer temporary results, lasting about 3-6 months.
Dermal fillers work to add volume and fullness under the skin, smoothing lines and wrinkles, plumping the lips, and restoring lost volume in the mid-face area. The majority of dermal fillers, like Juvéderm and Restylane, are made with hyaluronic acid, which works to absorb moisture, helping to plump and smooth the skin. Results from dermal fillers are temporary but can be long-lasting, with some providing results up to two years.
If you are looking to achieve a younger-looking facial appearance without the downtime associated with surgical procedures, injectable treatments may be right for you! When considering any form of cosmetic procedure, patients should be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to ensure that they are in good hands. Patients in the Ft. Myers area can contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Golosow today.