One of the most prevalent concerns among Dr. Carlos Chacon’s patients in their 30s and older is noticeable facial lines and wrinkles. Lines and wrinkles not only prematurely age the face, but they can also contribute to a tired or angry-looking expression.
If you, too, struggle with facial lines and wrinkles, Dr. Chacon can help. Here, he explains the best non-surgical ways to fight pesky wrinkles and enjoy a more youthful looking facial expression.
Millions of people agree: Botox is the best way to fight wrinkles — more than 6.6 million Botox procedures were performed in 2014, making it the most popular non-surgical treatment in the country.
The purified neurotoxin product is designed to smooth dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions (as opposed to wrinkles caused by aging). Botox relaxes the facial muscles, reduces muscle activity and softens the overlying creases. It is ideal for frown lines (the vertical lines in between the eyebrows), crow’s feet and horizontal forehead wrinkles.
The result of Botox treatment is softer, smoother and younger looking skin. The effects last temporarily (usually three to four months) and repeat treatment is recommended to maintain the results.
Dermal fillers are almost as popular as Botox. More than 2.3 dermal filler procedures were performed last year.
Dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are suited to treat lines and wrinkles caused by the gradual breakdown of the skin’s support system. As the body ages, collagen and hyaluronic acid levels drop and fine lines, wrinkles and folds appear. The majority of dermal fillers are formulated with hyaluronic acid to replenish the body’s dwindling supply. Once injected, they fill in wrinkles and folds, and add youthful volume. The products are great for filling in nasolabial folds, smile lines, tear troughs (the eye hollows) and the lips.
Just like Botox, the effects of dermal filler treatment are temporary, and repeat treatment is recommended to maintain results.
The Great News about Botox and Fillers
Not only are Botox and dermal fillers some of the most effective wrinkle-fighting treatments, they also can be administered during a quick lunchtime appointment. The exact number of injections depends on the size and severity of the wrinkles, but treatment typically takes less than an hour. Injections are generally well tolerated and much more affordable than full-face, surgical treatments such as facelift.
You, too, can have wrinkle-free skin with a quick Botox or dermal filler treatment. Contact Divino Plastic Surgery today by calling (858) 633-7546 to schedule an appointment.