The Florida Keys offer some of the most fantastic recreational opportunities in the entire world. But it comes with a downside: prolonged exposure to UV radiation can cause premature facial aging. The development of lines and wrinkles on your face gives away your age like nothing else. The good news is that facial rejuvenation with BOTOX® and fillers can help reverse the signs of aging without having to undergo surgery. If you are considering an anti-aging treatment with fillers, you may have some questions in need of answering.
Are BOTOX® and Fillers the Same Thing?
No. Both facial rejuvenation treatments are delivered via injection, but that is where the similarity ends. Fillers help to thicken facial skin and remove wrinkles through the delivery of substances like hyaluronic acid and polylactic acid. BOTOX® contains a purified serum that temporarily relaxes facial muscles responsible for certain types of wrinkles.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is an injectable protein serum that reduces the activity of muscles that form wrinkles found between the eyebrows and on the forehead. This serum is developed in a laboratory and formulated as an injectable under safe, controlled conditions. It has many decades of safe use as a wrinkle reducer and for the prevention of migraine headaches.
BOTOX® will eventually wear off, and you will require follow-up injections to maintain your wrinkle reduction results. Patients who have been undergoing BOTOX® treatment for a while tend to need less of the product in the future since their muscles are more acclimated to the treatment.
What are Fillers?
Facial fillers are injectable substances that promote enhance facial volume and a reduction in lines and wrinkles that can make you look older than you actually feel. They offer long-lasting results that sometimes rival cosmetic surgery. In fact, if you are only dealing with light to moderate lines and wrinkles, you may be able to postpone cosmetic surgery using a filler injectable product like Juvederm® or Restylane®.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a popular filler containing something called hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that attracts moisture. After injection, Restylane® will offer immediate and significant results in the area of wrinkle reduction. Like all fillers, Restylane® will eventually be absorbed by your body. Then you will need additional injections for the maintenance of results.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a hyaluronic acid facial filler that is suspended within an injectable gel. Once injected into your face, silky smooth Juvederm® will go to work immediately to attract moisture into your skin cells and fill in lines and wrinkles. Lidocaine is also included in the gel so that you are comfortable during your treatment.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for Facial Rejuvenation?
If you are a resident of the Florida Keys who needs some wrinkle reduction and moisturization, you would likely make a suitable candidate for facial rejuvenation with BOTOX® and fillers. For more information, please feel free to make an appointment with Miller Aesthetic Medicine. At our convenient location in Tavernier, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain your options in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!