As the face ages it loses its fullness, becomes more hollowed in areas, collagen breaks down forming fine lines and wrinkles, and facial bones begin to shift. A youth-full face is depicted by an inverted triangle with the fullness across the temple and cheek areas. Over time, as the fat pads begin to slip and the skin become more lax, the lower half of the face becomes more full, or the face begins to narrow, looking longer and more drawn. One of the best ways to hit the refresh button on your appearance is by replenishing the volume your skin has lost.
It’s hard to believe but by the age of 20 the collagen in our face is already beginning to break down, and by age 50, there is a 30% reduction of overall collagen, a fibrous protein deep in the dermis that gives structure to the skin and supports functions of elastin and hyaluronic acid (HA). Elastin is an elastic protein that maintains the skin’s shape, gives it its snap. Hyaluronic acid cushions and lubricates to keep the skin hydrated. More collagen enables the presence of more elastin and HA, which is the key to maintaining younger looking and acting skin.
Injectables are ideal for restoring the youth-fullness to your face, or for creating balance by augmenting cheeks, lips, jawlines, chins and temples. Let’s face it, not everyone is born with perfect symmetry or ages at the same rate. Even if you have had a surgical procedure to restore your youthful appearance such as a facelift, or a non- surgical procedure like a FracTotal Facial, Injectibles will enhance your face’s youthful appearance. Injectables, administered correctly by a licensed professional with an artistic eye and years of training, can enhance your beauty in as little as a one-hour office visit.
Our philosophy at Anton MD is plastic surgery so natural you can keep it a secret and this applies to our non-surgical procedures, like Injectables, as well. Duck lips, lumpiness, and overfilled facial features are not the signs of natural beauty we strive for. Our goal is to create balance in your face by using the right product in the right area and in the right amount. This process begins with an aesthetic consultation with one of our experts to assess your facial structure, your aging process, your desires and even your budget. At Anton MD we offer a variety of Injectables and our aesthetic experts will discuss the best option for you.
Many patients inquire about a “liquid facelift”, which involves the use of numerous fillers used to treat all the aging conditions of the face including skin laxity, fine lines, deep wrinkles, hollows, and loss of contours. Our aesthetic specialist can discuss the pros and cons to a “liquid facelift” versus a surgical facelift.
Botox is from the family of neurotoxins aimed at reducing the movement of a specific muscle and therefore stopping the action this is creating the wrinkle. Botox is a trusted brand name product that offers results for up to four to six months.
Forehead, perioral, crows feet, chin, and neck
Who is a Candidate – Anyone concerned with facial aging, fine lines, and wrinkles. Some medications, lifestyles, and medical conditions may be contraindicated, restrict or prohibit treatment.
What to Expect
Botox is a fairly pain free and quick treatment that requires no numbing. Average treatment time is between 15-30 minutes depending on the number of areas treated.
Downtime and Recovery
Following treatment the face may appear red at the injection site for a few hours. Bruising is uncommon but can occur and is resolved within 3-5 days. To minimize bruising, patients can apply pressure to the injection site for ten minutes following treatment. Some tenderness in the treated area is normal but resolves within 3-5 days.
Botox results are seen 24-48 hours after treatment. Fine lines and wrinkles are diminished or erased.
How long do results last
Botox has been clinically proven to last up to 4 months. For best results, protect skin by limiting sun exposure and applying a physical sunblock daily, such as CORE made in the shade or Elta MD. In some cases, Botox may enhance Volbella’s XC results and longevity.
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