Dermal fillers aren’t plastic surgery. They don’t fundamentally change the way you look. Instead, they simply restore your skin to its previous youthful and radiant state. Fillers plump up the skin, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reducing the appearance of sagging skin, and addressing other age-related issues, like thin and sagging lips.
Botox is perhaps the best-known filler. Rather than filling in fine lines and wrinkles, however, it actually uses the skin’s own muscle system to reduce the appearance of age-related changes. Botox is derived from botulinum toxin, which can paralyze nerves and muscles. In large doses, it can be dangerous. In smaller doses, it can paralyze tiny individual muscles. Carefully applied Botox prevents the skin from moving in a way that maximizes the appearance of frown lines and other wrinkles. It’s like a temporary face lift, that pulls your skin just a little bit tighter, but without the risks of surgery.
We offer other dermal fillers that fill in lines, wrinkles, and some areas of the face, such as the lips. These fillers work by replacing some of the lost fat and collagen, helping to restore the youthful appearance you remember. You’ll still look like you—just more like the you of a few year ago, and less like the you whose appearance has been ravaged by life’s ups and downs.