Botox and fillers for treating fine lines and wrinkles
As we age, our skin starts to lose natural elasticity and volume, and the facial expressive muscle attachments within the skin are more pronounced, leading to the development of wrinkles and fine lines. While there are many different methods for reducing the appearance of these signs of aging, Botox and dermal fillers are two of the most popular. Dr. Derek Steinbacher of New Haven, Connecticut, is a plastic and aesthetic surgeon who offers these cosmetic injections as an alternative to plastic surgery procedures.
Botox versus dermal fillers
Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into the muscles to paralyze them. That prevents the formation of wrinkles caused by facial expressions. It is best used for dynamic wrinkles and folds, such as crow’s feet, forehead folds, or the glabellar (corrugator) lines–the “elevens” that develop between the eyebrows. Dermal fillers are unique substances that are administered through injections into the skin to fill in lost volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They can be used on any wrinkle or fold across the face to smooth any notable line or fold. There are several different dermal fillers available at the practice of Dr. Steinbacher, and most are formulated with a natural ingredient known as hyaluronic acid (HA). That element attracts water to the skin to plump the area and provide the volume necessary to address fine lines and wrinkles.
Both Botox and dermal fillers effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, it is vital to note that the results vary from person to person and that not everyone will see a significant improvement. It is also important to seek the advice of a doctor before undergoing treatment.
How do I learn more about these cosmetic injections?
If you consider using Botox or dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, be sure to talk to Dr. Derek Steinbacher in New Haven, CT, about which option is right for you. The office is located at 800 Howard Avenue, 4th floor and can be reached by phone to request a consultation visit at (203) 785-2571.