BOTOX and Dermal Fillers

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Injectable Dermal Fillers

Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center offers a number of non-surgical injectable treatments that can reduce signs of aging in the face for a more youthful and refreshed appearance. With BOTOX® Cosmetic and a number of dermal filler options, our experienced oculoplastic surgeon, Zachary Berbos, MD, can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as add volume to facial features such as the lips and cheeks. Many of our cosmetic injectable procedures can be performed in about 30 minutes or less, and there is typically no downtime necessary after treatment.

BOTOX® COSMETIC

BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular aesthetic enhancement treatments available. This innovative procedure is designed to diminish facial creases, frown lines, crow’s feet, and other signs of age. BOTOX® Cosmetic is derived from a purified form of botulinum toxin type A. The solution works to prevent muscles from contracting in the areas targeted for treatment. This muscle contraction is what often causes wrinkles to appear. Injections are made with a very fine needle in the target areas, and a numbing agent can be applied to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Patients should be able to resume normal daily activities immediately. While there may be some redness and swelling around the injection sites after treatment, this should dissipate within a few hours. Results from BOTOX® Cosmetic often last for four months, and can be maintained with follow-up treatments.

BOTOX® can also be used to reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in targeted body areas. The effect of BOTOX® used for excess sweating typically lasts 6 months.

Dr. Berbos also offers Dysport® and Xeomin® injectable treatments. These options are very similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic and can work to provide you with significant facial rejuvenation and beautiful results.

INJECTABLE DERMAL FILLERS

Injectable dermal fillers can help you reduce signs of aging and add volume and new definition to facial features. With popular options such as JUVÉDERM®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Belotero, Dr. Berbos can fill in deep wrinkles, smooth out lines and creases between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), and renew contours in the lips, cheeks, and other areas. Many of our dermal filler options are composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body, and do not require an allergy test. Treatments involve injection of the dermal filler into the areas targeted for rejuvenation. A local anesthetic can be applied to these areas so you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure. Most treatments last only about 30 minutes, and patients can typically resume their daily routines immediately.

Results from dermal fillers will vary depending on which type of filler you receive; however, many of the dermal fillers we use at our practice have very long-lasting effects – six months to a year in some cases. Plus, you can keep the effects going with occasional “touch-up” treatments.

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