Injectables are a great way to refresh your appearance and smooth out facial lines and wrinkles without the need for surgery. At Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we are seeing an increase in the number of younger patients who want injectable treatments like Botox® and fillers in their 20s. Here are some of the reasons why early treatment might be beneficial:

Delaying Wrinkles with Earlier Treatments

Many of our younger patients hear about how neuromodulators like Botox® may delay the onset of wrinkles in the forehead and eye area. Because crow’s feet and smile lines are some of the most obvious wrinkles on the face, using Botox® is very appealing. Lines in the upper part of your face form because the muscle contractions pinch the skin, so the idea is that early Botox injections protect the skin from these wrinkle-inducing effects of facial expressions.

Boosting Collagen Before It Depletes 

Collagen volume loss is a natural part of the aging process and is partly responsible for the development of fine lines, and wrinkles. This loss of collagen and volume begins around your late 20’s and continues to decline as you age. With collagen and volume-boosting injectables like Juvederm®, patients can maintain their collagen and volume levels early on to prevent the development of wrinkles around the nose, mouth, lips, and chin. 

Determining Your Skin Age

Most people focus on a person’s chronological age when determining the right time to start injectable treatments, but skin age is a more important factor. Each person’s skin ages at a different pace based on lifestyle choices, sun exposure, genetics, and more. Some people in their late 20’s who avoid sunlight and do not smoke, for example, may have younger-looking skin than their peers who spend a great deal of time outdoors. As such, there really is no hard and fast rule for what chronological age someone should start Botox® or fillers. 

Are Injectables Right for You? Contact Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa

At Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we explain more than how injectables like Botox® and fillers work to reduce wrinkles. We describe how the treatment will affect your overall appearance. To learn more about our injectable anti-aging treatments, contact us to schedule a complimentary appointment with Dr. Erella.

Volume loss is a natural part of the aging process, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of facial definition. Not all signs of aging need to be addressed with a surgical procedure, and Dr. Erella offers several injectable formulas to treat your concerns including Botox and fillers. The two injectables treat different types of wrinkles and in some cases, can be combined for optimal improvements.

What can Botox do?

Botox is a neuromodulator injectable used to treat dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles refer to those that are present or worsened by facial expressions like smiling or frowning. These typically occur in the upper face between the brows, in the forehead, and in the outer corners of the eyes. Botox begins to work within a week and can last for several months.

What can Fillers do?

Fillers can add instant volume to wrinkles and folds that are present even when the face is relaxed, known as static wrinkles. There are a variety of formulas on the market depending on the severity and placement of your wrinkles, including Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma XC, Radiesse, and Restylane. Some formulas can also be added to the lips or cheeks for a subtle enhancement. The results of fillers are instant, lasting for several months to a year depending on the formula.

Should I Combine Treatments?

Many patients experience both types of wrinkles at the same time. In this case, Botox and fillers can be combined in one treatment for completely smooth, rejuvenated skin. Some patients choose to have fillers with Botox is get instant results while Botox hasn’t taken effect yet, prolonging their smooth skin.

To learn more about our injectables or other nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments, contact our office today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Erella.

Botox and fillers are both injectables that can make you look many years younger by smoothing out lines and wrinkles. Although the two treatments may sound similar, they actually treat different types of wrinkles in different areas of your face. While you might be debating which one you should get, you might also consider combining the two for optimal results!

What Botox Treats

Botox is a neuromodulator injectable. The formula targets the facial muscles, reducing their activity and resulting in fewer lines and wrinkles. Botox is great for lines and wrinkles in the upper face such as crow’s feet in the outer corners of the eyes, frown lines between the brows, and forehead lines. These lines typically occur or worsen when forming facial expressions! The formula can also create a slight lift to the brows and even help reduce migraines. Botox alone lasts for about four to six months before a touch up session is required.

What Fillers Treat

Dermal fillers add instant volume to depressed areas of the face such as deep creases and lines in the lower face. Fillers are effective at treating smile lines around the mouth and lipstick lines between the nose and mouth. If your wrinkles are present even when the face is relaxed, fillers are a great option for you. Depending on the formula, fillers can also add volume to the cheeks or lips to create more definition. Results can last from six months to over a year before a touch up is needed.

The Benefits of Combining Both

If you’re having trouble deciding between Botox and fillers, you might consider the benefits of combining both! Combining Botox and dermal fillers is completely safe and can help you achieve full facial rejuvenation. If you experience lines and wrinkles in the upper and lower face, a customized combination of dermal fillers and Botox can treat all your concerns at once.

To start your customized treatment plan with Botox and fillers, contact our office today! We can schedule your consultation at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa to determine which combination is right for you.