Botox and Dysport by Dr. Elliott
Millions of patients undergo Botox or Dysport treatments every year to minimize facial wrinkles and achieve a more youthful appearance.
Where is Botox or Dysport used?
Lines and wrinkles that appear on the forehead can give you a harsh, aged appearance. In some individuals, these lines can appear at a very young age. Patients who have deep forehead lines may look perpetually tired and older than they feel. Botox or Dysport can treat unwanted lines and wrinkles on the forehead and give you a softer, more youthful appearance.
Frown lines are the vertical wrinkles that appear between the brows. Caused by frequent muscle contractions from making certain facial expressions over time, frown lines can make you look angry all the time.
Crow’s feet, also called smile lines, are small wrinkles that appear at the outer corners of the eyes. These lines are often among the first signs of facial aging.
During your consultation, Dr. Elliott will evaluate your goals and your facial anatomy to determine the best treatment plan for you. If Botox or Dysport is the best treatment for your aesthetic needs, he will determine where and how it should be injected to minimize your wrinkles.
Some patients will benefit more from facial fillers in addition to or instead of Botox or Dysport treatments.
How Botox and Dysport Work
Botox and Dysport are derived from a purified protein made by Clostridium botulinum bacterium. When injected into the facial muscles, Botox and Dysport limit the nerve activity. By halting the muscle movement, they stop the cause of expression lines and other similar facial wrinkles.
Dr. Elliott will treat and inject Botox or Dysport into the desired area. Pain is minimal, but ice or a topical anesthetic cream can be used to numb the treatment area if desired.
The procedure lasts only 10 to 15 minutes and has no downtime! Results will typically last four to six months but varies from patient to patient.
Dr. Elliott uses Botox and Dysport to minimize facial lines and wrinkles resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Dermal Fillers | Minimally Invasive Procedure
Injectable dermal fillers can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars. Performed by Dr. Elliott, dermal fillers are an excellent option for those who do not want the expense of cosmetic surgery.
Dermal Fillers by Dr. Elliott
Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent.
The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.
What dermal fillers can do
Hyaluronic filler is an excellent option for those patients wishing to:
- Plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow contours
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
- Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids
- Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging.
Like collagen, hyaluronic acid (HA) is comprised of all living cells and occurs naturally in the body, thus eliminating the need for skin allergy tests prior to injection. It is a sugar molecule that attracts and binds water, hydrating the skin where it is injected and increasing volume.
Hyaluronic acid is a filler that provides immediate volume enhancement results, whether it is used to fill wrinkles and folds or to plump up lips.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Many people prefer a hyaluronic acid product over collagen because it is softer and tends to be longer lasting.
Restylane, Juvèderm, and Radiesse are different products that are classified as hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. The injection process takes 15-30 minutes and results are immediate, with little or no recovery and downtime.
If you have an important event, it is recommended that you schedule treatment one week prior to ensure that there is no remaining redness or swelling.
Ready to enhance your appearance with Botox or Dermal Fillers?
Request your appointment with Dr. Elliott and let him help you minimize those facial lines or enhance your lips with minimally invasive procedures such as Botox or Dermal Fillers. Call today 859-371-4620.