If the effects of aging are written all over your face, treatments like Botox® and fillers can help turn back the clock. At The Lighthouse Wellness Spa, the aesthetic branch of Anesthesia Services of Meriden in Branford, Connecticut, Frank Ferrer, MD, offers Botox therapy to minimize the appearance of frown lines. He also uses popular fillers to restore fullness in your face and help you look your best. Dr. Ferrer can also use Botox to address chronic migraines that aren’t treatable with other medications. To find out if you’re a candidate for Botox and fillers, call the office or book a consultation online today.
Both fillers and Botox are minimally invasive treatments that improve the appearance of your skin and eliminate wrinkles, fine lines, and other age-related skin flaws.
Botox is a prescription medication made from a purified form of botulinum toxin. Injecting this medication into contracted facial muscles across your brow and around your eyes helps relax the muscles and smooths your skin.
Botox is highly effective at minimizing the appearance of deep-set frown lines and crow’s feet. This medication is also beneficial in treating migraines in people who experience 15 or more migraine headaches a month.
Fillers are medically safe substances, often hyaluronic acid, that can replace lost volume in your face and enhance the natural contours of your cheeks and lips.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in your body, and it’s what keeps your skin plump and young-looking. As you get older, you lose acids and collagen (a healthy skin protein), so your skin becomes loose and dull.
You might be a candidate for Botox and fillers if you’re unhappy with your appearance because of wrinkles, fine lines, and creases but aren’t ready for surgery.
If you have wrinkles and creases along your brow line or crow’s feet around your eyes from years of repeated squinting, Dr. Ferrer can use Botox to temporarily paralyze nearby muscles so your skin looks younger and smoother.
You might be a candidate for fillers if you’re unhappy with your appearance because of:
Dr. Ferrer can also use fillers to enhance the natural size and shape of your lips.
To help you achieve your aesthetic goals and ensure your results look natural, Dr. Ferrer customizes a treatment plan based on your unique features and skin condition. He might recommend either Botox or fillers to improve your appearance, or he may recommend a combination of both treatments to maximize your results.
Dr. Ferrer injects specific amounts of Botox or fillers into your face. If you’re receiving Botox for migraines, he injects the medication into specific areas of your face and scalp. Treatment times vary based on your goals. In general, injections take less than an hour and require no anesthetic or incisions.
Immediately after your injections, you can return to your usual activities without limitations. The results of your fillers should be immediately noticeable, although it can take some time for you to see the maximum benefits of Botox.
Many people enjoy their results for several months before they need additional maintenance injections. Dr. Ferrer can tell you what to expect based on the type of filler you have and the condition you’re treating.
To find out how Botox and fillers can improve your self-confidence and satisfaction with your appearance, call The Lighthouse Wellness Spa or book an appointment online today.