The more you use your facial muscles, the more your skin moves, which contributes to the breakdown of the underlying collagen fibers. Imagine a flat piece of paper that doesn’t have any imperfections. Then imagine folding that paper several times until deep creases and folds are present. If you try to smooth out the paper using only your hands, you’ll be unsuccessful. The collagen within your face is similar to this hypothetical paper, but fortunately, advanced dermal fillers and skin rejuvenation technology can help erase deep creases and fine lines.
For the many men and women who are dissatisfied with the presence of laugh lines and fine wrinkles around the mouth, Radiesse is a viable solution. This cosmetic injectable is the newest anti-aging material on the market today as well as the longest-lasting tissue filler available. This product is not recommended as a lip filler, but can be used around the mouth, chin, nose, and upper neck areas.
Facial injectables such as Botox are designed to temporarily paralyze the facial muscles so that the skin doesn’t fold as a reaction to facial expressions such as smiling and frowning. Botox offers fast results that can be used throughout the face and lasts between three and six months. Botox is often recommended for patients who are unhappy about forehead creases, frown lines above and between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet. It can also be used to ease deep laugh line creases around the mouth and nose.
Unlike Botox, Juvederm is a dermal tissue filler that doesn’t affect the facial muscles. It is injected right under the skin and lasts up to three times longer than Botox. Juvederm is best used to reduce wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
Visit Elements Laser Spa to learn more about the cosmetic injectable treatments we offer. We use the safest and most effective dermal fillers available today, so call us at (512) 444-4600 to schedule your appointment. We also offer laser hair removal, skin tightening, tattoo removal, microdermabrasion, and more.