Worldwide, cosmetic injectables are the top nonsurgical procedures, with more than 4 million botulinum toxin procedures and over 3 million filler procedures in 2020 alone. The fact that these treatments have been around for quite some time and continue to grow in popularity is a testament to how well they work in reducing the signs of facial aging.
If you’re hesitant to receive cosmetic injectables like Botox® and dermal fillers for fear of garnering unnatural results, Elizabeth Martell, FNP-BC at Lux Health, serving in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Idaho, and Maine, wants to set your mind at ease. As we mentioned, these products aren’t new, and we’ve had plenty of time to figure out the ways we can deliver fantastic results that are completely natural looking.
When Botox first burst on the scene in the early 2000s, people flocked to receive the treatment and many ended up with too much of a good thing in the form of frozen faces that were incapable of expressing themselves.
Today, we have a much better handle on how to reduce the appearance of brow lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet without “freezing” your face. Through strategic injections in certain muscle groups, we can eliminate those resting lines, such as the vertical and horizontal creases in your brow line and at the top of your nose, that make you look permanently angry.
When you do want to express anger or frustration, rest assured, you can still make all-natural expressions as those lines will still form, but then go away when the sentiment passes.
Another problem people have run into is relaxing the forehead muscles to a point where your brows and eyelids sag. Through well-placed injections of Botox, we can reduce the lines without affecting your eyes and brows.
When it comes to addressing the signs of aging in the bottom half of your face, dermal fillers are exceptional. These injectables can fill in deep lines and provide a little plumping or lift where needed. Since we’re using fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in your body, your tissue readily accepts the filler and your results look very natural.
Even better, we’ve had ample experience in delivering these fillers and we know where to place them for optimal effect. For example, a small amount of filler along your cheekbones can not only enhance your cheeks, but help smooth out wrinkles on the lower half of your face due to sagging skin. By the same token, a thin line of filler in your lips can help smooth vertical lines around your mouth and also plump up thinning lips.
Since each person has a different facial structure, we first spend a good deal of time examining your face to figure out where fillers can make the most difference. When we’re done, you’ll still look like you—but that younger version of yourself who you miss seeing in the mirror.
To see all that we can accomplish in terms of natural-looking anti-aging results with cosmetic injectables, we invite you to contact our office to set up an appointment.