When a patient is seeking to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles on their face, there is a long list of potential cosmetic injectables that can help. Most of these products are designed to accomplish the same goal but in a different way. For example, BOTOX® Cosmetic will achieve different results than dermal fillers because each type of injectable was created to treat different concerns. Dermal fillers are generally used to contour and tighten areas of the skin by adding subtle amounts of volume, while BOTOX® injections are used to relax muscles for a rejuvenated look.
Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Amir Nasir, offers a variety of cosmetic injectable products at Lotus Cosmetic Surgery Connecticut. Depending on the specific needs of the patient, he will recommend the most beneficial treatment option at their initial consultation. A cosmetic injectable product will be precisely matched with the expectation and goals of the incoming patient to help them achieve their desired results.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is often used for patients to treat wrinkles and fine lines on their face, such as “crow’s feet” and glabellar lines between the eyebrows, as well as drooping or sagging skin on and around the forehead. Composed of an injectable neuromodulator, BOTOX® Cosmetic can often treat patients to relax dynamic wrinkles and smooth the overall texture of the skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic can even stop or slow muscle contractions beneath the skin that would later lead to the aforementioned wrinkles. The treatment process lasts about 20 to 30 minutes at our office and involves Dr. Nasir inserting a very small needle into the targeted areas. Another positive factor of BOTOX® Cosmetic is that there is relatively no downtime from work, regular routines, and physical activities.
Performed in a similar treatment process, dermal fillers are a different type of cosmetic injectable that focus primarily on restoring volume to certains of the face. JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, and Sculptra® Aesthetic typically address folds around the mouth, and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC treats the cheek area when it has lost volume over time. During the initial consultation, prospective patients can better decide which cosmetic injectable will best fit them once Dr. Nasir has had the opportunity to evaluate their needs. In collaboration with our team, patients will be provided with the most beneficial options to choose from in order to ensure they are getting the best treatment and subsequent results.
If you believe BOTOX® Cosmetic or another cosmetic injectable may be right for you, contact us today to find out more or schedule a consultation!