If sagging cheeks, hollow eyes, deep frown lines and crow’s feet make you look older than you feel, BOTOX® and dermal fillers can remedy that. At Indigo Dermatology in Tampa and Melbourne, Florida, Dr. Sumeet Thareja can take years off your face with non-surgical treatments performed during your lunch hour without any downtime. Call or book your appointment online today.
Botox and Dysport work in very much the same way. Each is a FDA-approved injectable substances made of a highly purified version of the neurotoxin, botulinum. When injected into crow’s feet and frown lines, they prevent muscle contractions that cause these wrinkles. They block sensation from the nerves to muscles in your forehead and around the mouth and eyes. Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States. It, along with the newer Dysport, are excellent in diminishing the appearance of crow’s fit, sagging smiles, forehead wrinkles. Dr. Thareja discusses your treatment goals and evaluates your facial lines to determine how to administer the injections so you can get the best results. The line- and wrinkle-reducing aspects of Botox last from three to four months. You need regular repeats of the treatment to maintain your rejuvenated look.
Juvederm is a dermal filler made from a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance manufactured naturally by the body that adds youthful volume to the face. Like collagen, as you age your production of hyaluronic acid diminishes. When injected into facial lines, wrinkles, and creases, Juvederm plumps up the crevasses, resulting in smoother and substantially younger-looking skin. Juvederm is the go-to filler choice for adding mid-face volume, one of the most noticeable place volume is often lost as we age.
Like Juvederm, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid based filler. It’s a denser substance that’s best used deeply in the skin to lift sagging facial contours, add volume in such as the cheeks, jawline, and nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth).
Dr. Thareja offers expert advice on which injectables will best achieve each patient’s aesthetic goals.