Which Dermal Filler Is Right For You?

Dermal fillers are injected directly into the skin and are commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They can increase volume and revitalize the skin giving it a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are based on a substance we naturally produce in the body called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that transports nutrients and regulates water balance in the skin. The most common areas treated are the lips, forehead, between the eyebrows, and nasolabial folds. A cosmetic surgeon or other licensed physicians can perform dermal filler injections. Dr. Daube performs dermal filler injections. The Gulf Coast Facial Plastics offers other types of cosmetic fillers including Botox® and Dysport®.

Botox®

Botulinum toxin, also referred to as Botox®, works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles under the skin. It is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments on the market today. It blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles. Once the tissue is injected with this particular filler, it can no longer tighten. This causes fine lines and wrinkles to relax and soften. It can also be used to treat certain muscular conditions. Physicians have used Botox® to treat migraines, bowel and bladder disorders, and excessive sweating. The bacteria that Botulinum toxin is derived from can be found in lakes, soil, forests, and other natural settings. Botulinum toxin is relatively safe when administered by a licensed professional. Possible side effects may include:

  • Headache
  • Flu symptoms
  • Bruising or swelling
  • Crooked Smile
  • Excessive tearing
  • Droopy eyelid
  • Dry eye

Dysport®

This filler provides a more natural look to those who need to plump up frown lines and wrinkles. It can fill in the lines between the eyebrows without changing the movement of your face. Approved in more than 70 countries, Dysport® has over 24 years of clinical use. It works by reducing, temporarily, muscle activity in specific areas. The injectable filler prevents muscles from contracting without resulting in a frozen look. It takes 2-3 days to see its effects and can last for 4-5 months. There are virtually no side effects except for possible mild bruising, and minimal downtime. Dysport® is an ideal dermal filler for anyone who is unhappy with the signs of aging on their face. You will be left with a radiant appearance that looks youthful and refreshed.

If you are considering facial fillers, contact the experts at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics in Panama City today!

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