When it comes to looking younger, injectables have changed the game. Botox® treatments can, among other things, minimize the appearance of forehead lines and crow’s feet around the eyes. And dermal fillers can plump up lips and smooth out deep pits from acne scarring.
At-home skin care treatments can help you make your skin look youthful to a moderate degree, but if you want dramatic results, consult the experts at Dolce Vida Med Spa. With offices in Westport, Trumbull, and Hamden, Connecticut, our specialists can help you take years off your face quickly and without surgery.
What is Botox?
When you make expressions, your facial muscles contract. Over time, these muscles can begin to stay in a semicontracted state, and thus push up the skin above them to form wrinkles and folds. These are called dynamic wrinkles.
Botox relaxes these muscles. And when the muscles relax and smooth out, the skin above them smooths out as well. Botox injections can smooth out wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, and around the lips.
Our providers inject Botox using a very tiny needle. It’s so small that the procedure is virtually pain-free. Plus, the treatment is fast, so you can get a treatment during your lunch break. The results are usually apparent in 1-2 weeks, and the appearance of your smooth skin can last up to six months, at which point you can get a touchup.
What are dermal fillers?
Due to aging and sun damage, your skin can begin to sag and lose volume and result in what are called static wrinkles. Dermal fillers, which are made from gel-like substances, can plump up the volume of your skin. Some well-known fillers include Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Sculptura®. The effects of these injections can last up to 12 months.
Which is the best injectable for me?
Everyone’s skin is different, so we customize each treatment plan based on the patient. Depending on what you desire, you can have just Botox, just dermal fillers, or a combination of the two.
Botox is suitable for:
- Frown lines
- Laugh lines
- Crow’s feet
Dermal fillers are suitable for:
- Marionette lines
- Smile lines
- Acne scarring
- Lost volume
- Sunken areas beneath lower eyelids
- Thin lips
Botox and dermal fillers can take years off your face, all without surgery or long downtimes. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Dolce Vida Med Spa today.