Which Injections Help With Skin Laxity on the Face?
The older we get the more we begin to see the effects that both age and gravity have on our bodies, this includes loss of fat on our faces. The definition and plumpness we enjoyed in our youth begins to fade and the face appears hollowed and concave, causing skin laxity.
The good news is, there is a way to fight these effects. There are noninvasive procedures that are worth investing in, such as Botox, and dermal facial fillers. They can make a huge difference without surgery.
For many years now, doctors, including Dr. Richard J. Brown, have been using Botox injections to treat wrinkles. Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles. The most common areas Botox is used includes the forehead, around the eyes, in between the brows, the bridge of the nose and the neck.
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Dermal Filler (Hyaluronic Acid)
Whether we like it or not, as we age, our faces naturally lose fat. This causes cheeks and temples to look sunken and under-eyes appear hollowed, with the lines on the face becoming more prevalent. Dermal fillers help to plump and lift cheeks, jawlines, nasolabial folds and temples, as well as fill out thinning lips. Depending on the product used the results vary from several months to over a year or two. Some research shows that repeated injections may help stimulate the body’s own natural production of collagen.
Also known as fat grafting, fat injections are another way to help fight the effects of loss of volume. The process begins by taking fat from the stomach or flank area and injecting it into the face. This helps to fill out the face and give it a more youthful appearance. Fat can be transferred to the cheeks, nasolabial folds, jawline, temple and the lower eye area. Fat injections are not permanent but most patients will retain results for a minimum of five years.
Dr. Brown offers all of these services at his Scottsdale and Sun City locations. Call us at 480-568-3804 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown.