Botox and Dermal Fillers Help Reverse the Signs of Aging at Boulder Plastic Surgery
Did you know botulinum toxin, also known as Botox, was originally used for procedures other than the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles? When scientists first created botulinum toxin, it was classified as a neurotoxin. Neurotoxins are commonly used for the treatment of muscle spasms, migraines, and other abnormal neurological contractions. For further reading on Botox’s origins and other uses, click the link below.
Botox provides many benefits for those seeking to take a few years off their appearance. These injections, especially when used on premature wrinkles, can help prolong the development of noticeable lines by reducing the amount of damage or wear and tear from muscle facial contraction. For existing lines and wrinkles, Botox helps to “freeze” the areas where facial muscle contraction is greatest, such as areas around the eyes and mouth (smile lines).
For deep lines and wrinkles, it is suggested to use a dermal filler. A dermal filler, like JUVÉDERM®, is a hyaluronic acid typically found in the skin. For cosmetic treatments, it is injected into the site of deep lines and wrinkles, where it binds with your natural skin to fill wrinkle crevices. Both Botox and dermal fillers are typically repeated every 4 to 6 months and are virtually pain free. Visit our website for pricing as well as before and after pictures of our patients and their success stories.