Botox® and dermal fillers are preferred cosmetic treatments for many patients because they produce immediate results, making you look younger by diminishing wrinkles and lifting your cheeks. Dr. Charles Feagin and Dr. William Owen have extensive experience with Botox, Juvéderm®, and Restylane®, so they know precisely how to inject them to produce optimal results. When you’re ready to rejuvenate your appearance, call their practice, Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center in Dothan, Alabama, or book a consultation online.
Botox is a purified and diluted form of botulinum toxin that’s used to treat facial wrinkles. It works by blocking nerve signals that make muscles contract, which relaxes the targeted muscles and diminishes the wrinkles caused by those muscles.
Your face develops two types of wrinkles. Static wrinkles form due to age-related changes that occur in your skin, such as dehydration and the loss of collagen and elastin.
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repetitive movements of the muscles used to make facial expressions. Since it affects muscles, Botox treats dynamic wrinkles such as:
You’ll see the full results from Botox after about three to seven days. After that, the effects last about four months, then you can choose to get another injection to maintain your appearance.*
Cosmetic fillers, or dermal fillers, are specially formulated to diminish the appearance of the wrinkles that aren’t treated by Botox: static wrinkles. They’re also effective for restoring volume to your cheeks and lips, which tend to droop and thin out over time. When they’re injected under your skin, dermal fillers plump up cheeks and smooth out wrinkles by adding volume underneath them.
Juvéderm is the name of a group of dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid that’s mixed with a smooth gel. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance produced in your skin, where its job is to hydrate and add volume.
There are currently five Juvéderm products that each target a different cosmetic concern. Depending on the product used, your results last about one to two years.*
As a group, the Juvéderm products effectively:
Restylane is another family of dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid. Several of its products also contain small particles that add fullness and treat deep wrinkles and folds. In addition to diminishing moderate to severe wrinkles around your mouth and nose, Restylane products also restore midface volume and augment cheeks and lips.
If you’d like to learn more about injectable products to rejuvenate your appearance, call Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center or book an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary.