If you’re looking for a way to turn back the hands of time without invasive cosmetic surgery, Botox® and dermal fillers might be a great treatment option. Our office at The Effect Lifestyle Practice in Jacksonville, Florida, has the skill and experience needed to administer these minimally invasive treatments. Schedule an appointment today to learn more, and to get started toward your aesthetic goals. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy schedule, or you can reach the office by phone.
Botox is the world’s leading non-surgical cosmetic enhancement, and is approved for use in 96 countries. It’s also the first and only FDA-approved treatment for reducing the appearance of moderate to severe crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines.
Botox is backed by more than 15 years of clinical studies, and has been discussed in more than 495 peer-reviewed science and medical articles. In addition to cosmetic use, Botox has been used to treat numerous medical problems for decades.
Botox is made from Clostridium botulinum, a substance found naturally in soil, forests, and lakes. Botulinum toxin is a powerful neurotoxin that is deadly in larger concentrations, but the volume used to create aesthetic formulations is minute, and perfectly safe.
Botox is administered through several injections, and works by impeding muscle movement in the targeted areas. When your muscles can no longer go through their full range of movement, they can’t pull and stretch your skin into folds and wrinkles.
Getting Botox takes as little as 10 minutes, and you’ll begin to notice the effects in 24-48 hours, although it might take 3-10 days for the full results to develop. Treatments last around 4 months, and you’ll notice your lines and skin folds gradually returning as the medication wears off.
As you age, your body loses much of its collagen, a layer of padding that lies under your skin and gives it a full, plump appearance. Dermal fillers work by replacing some of that lost volume with a safe, gel-like substance.
Many dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that your body produces naturally but that also declines over time. When the fillers are delivered to the deeper layers of your skin via several injections, the substance expands and creates more fullness in the target area. That can smooth lines, wrinkles, and folds, and can also restore lost fullness in your cheeks. There are even fillers that can boost the fullness of your lips.
There are many different dermal fillers to choose from. Some are formulated for use in certain areas, and there are other options that are made of different substances and are more lasting. Results can last from several months to as long as 18 months to 2 years, depending on the type of dermal filler chosen.
If you’re curious about dermal fillers, reach out to The Effect Lifestyle Practice to schedule an appointment, either online or by phone.