Botox and fillers are great ways to combat the most common signs of aging. Injectable fillers like Botox and Juvederm® work deep within the skin to decrease the visual appearance of lines and wrinkles, providing you with a more youthful appearance. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of dermal fillers and live in the Lone Tree and Castle Rock, Colorado area, schedule an appointment today with the staff of Lone Tree OB/GYN & Midwives.
Botox is an injectable serum that works by blocking signals being sent between the soft tissues of the face and the brain. Unlike dermal fillers that stimulate the production of collagen, Botox only affects the soft tissues. The results are less pronounced but still effective, especially if your skin is still naturally smooth.
Because of how Botox works, each treatment only lasts for three to four months. If you receive your next treatment prior to the effects of the first treatment wearing off, you'll be able to maintain your results for longer periods of time.
Your provider can determine how frequently you should receive your treatments. They will evaluate the general health of your skin and create a treatment plan that helps you maintain beautiful, younger-looking skin.
Juvederm and other dermal fillers work deep within the layers of your skin. They encourage your skin to produce more collagen and elastin, rebuilding the tissues from the inside out. Because dermal fillers improve the quality of the skin, the results last much longer, sometimes up to a year.
Dermal fillers improve the texture of the skin. They also keep the skin hydrated without applying an excessive amount of cream or lotion. Because the skin's integrity improves at a deeper level, you avoid many of the outward signs of aging. The risk of developing bags under the eyes, jowls, or drooping eyelids is also much lower.
The average length of time for a Juvederm treatment can be anywhere from six to nine months, depending on the quality of your skin at your first treatment. As more treatments are received, the quality and integrity of your skin improve making it possible for the results to last much longer than your first few treatments. Your skin will become more vibrant, retaining its elasticity and reducing the risk of fine lines and wrinkles.
Once you discontinue the use of the dermal fillers, the aging process will once again start to progress, although at a much slower pace. As the effects of the dermal fillers wear off and the production of collagen decreases, your skin will continue to age naturally.