Botox® and fillers can take years off your face almost instantly. If you’re ready to start your path to younger-looking skin, schedule an appointment at Advanced Dermatology Associates. The experienced medical team offers comprehensive Botox and dermal filler evaluations in Midtown Manhattan, Harlem and the Bronx, New York. Get started on your personalized injectable service by booking your visit online, or by calling one of the five state-of-the-art office locations.
While the goal of each injectable is to reverse the signs of aging and smooth out your skin, the way Botox® and fillers each function is entirely different. Read below to learn more about how Botox and dermal fillers work.
Botox is an FDA-approved injectable that’s made from a purified form of a botulinum toxin. When injected, Botox quickly starts blocking signals that make your muscles twitch and contract. This allows your skin to smooth out naturally, while still allowing you to make your regular facial expressions.
Fillers, as the name implies, fill in gaps where you’ve lost volume and skin-firming connective tissue known as collagen. Many lines of dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which helps deliver vital nutrients for healthy skin while attracting moisture for natural volume and plumpness. As hyaluronic acid gradually dissolves, it stimulates collagen production. Over time, your skin naturally starts to firm and tighten as collagen develops.
While Botox and fillers are each effective individually, in some cases it’s best to combine these injectables for optimal skin-smoothing benefits.
Even though they’re long-lasting, the effects of Botox and fillers are temporary. Botox generally lasts around four months, possibly longer for finer lines and wrinkles. Fillers last anywhere from 12-24 months, depending on the line you use.
Once you notice your Botox or filler treatment starting to fade, you can always come back to Advanced Dermatology Associates to have another treatment.
While not overly painful, the initial prick of the small Botox or filler needle can sting a little in sensitive areas. This slight and quick discomfort is usually well-tolerated.
But the team at Advanced Dermatology Associates understands the anxiety some men and women face when getting injections. They often suggest applying a topical numbing cream or ice pack about 20 minutes before your appointment time, just to ensure your injection is as comfortable and painless as possible. Your provider discusses these pain-relieving options with you during your injectable consultation.
Schedule your Botox and filler evaluation at Advanced Dermatology Associates today. Click the online scheduler or call your nearest location directly.
Individual results may vary.