The benefits of Botox and injectable dermal fillers for treating aging skin are well-known. Women of all ages have availed themselves of these treatments for years. But more and more men are opting for these cosmetic treatments to address the common signs of aging skin.
There are two basis types of injectable treatments:
- Neurotoxins, such as Botox® Cosmetic, and
- Dermal Fillers, such as Juvederm®.
Botox® is an FDA approved, non-surgical procedure for treating wrinkles formed by facial movements in the forehead and between the eyebrows, the “glabellar lines.” Botox® uses a neurotoxin (botulinum type A) to temporarily paralyze facial muscles by blocking nerve receptors. Injections of Botox® prevent muscle movement in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and near the corners of the eyes – the areas that cause that tired, stressed, and angry look. Each session takes about 15-20 minutes. Most patients return to their normal activities immediately. The effects Botox® last about three to four months in most patients.
Injectable dermal fillers differ from neurotoxins in that they contain a synthetic hyaluronic acid gel, a natural substance found throughout the body, that is a precursor of collagen, the support layer of the skin. Dermal fillers can add volume to the chin and cheek area, treat fine lines and wrinkles, and restore a more youthful, healthy appearance to a man’s face. Treatments can be completed within 30-minutes and require no downtime. Depending on the product and treatment area, the rejuvenating effects of dermal fillers typically last from four months to a year – then your body will naturally metabolize the filler.
To maintain results of both types of injectables, periodic repeat injections are advised.
Each type of filler has unique properties for treating specific concerns, severity, or area of the face. At your consultation, we will help you determine the filler treatment to best help you achieve your goals.
Men…don’t hesitate another day to take the necessary steps to looking younger. Call to schedule an appointment, today: (219) 464-7546.