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 Guilford, 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 Guilford, CT, about which option is right for you. The office is located at 5 Durham Road, Suite 1-8, Guilford, and can be reached by phone to request a consultation visit at (203) 453-6635.

Dr. Derek Steinbacher MD, DMD, FACS

Dr. Derek Steinbacher has devoted his life to aesthetic and life-changing surgery. He is an artistic and meticulous surgeon who draws patients from around the world due to his perspective, unmatched skill, and exceptional results. He is able to uniquely address the face (facelift + rejuvenation), jawline (orthognathic; chin; contouring; implants), nasal (rhinoplasty), eyelids, profile, neck, breast, and body with one-of-a-kind results.

He is a multiple Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Plastic, Cosmetic, and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is Fellow of the most prestigious surgical organizations, including the Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Societies of Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Aesthetic Society, and the Rhinoplasty Society. He has served as Full-Professor of Plastic Surgery at Yale, including Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program, and Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Steinbacher has unparalleled training at premier institutions, including Harvard and Johns Hopkins. His perspective brings together the best aspects of many distinct – but related fields – and it is this intersection of scope and expertise, in addition to an artistic eye, which enables excellent comprehensive results.

Dr. Steinbacher's approach: technical acumen, meticulousness, and penchant for combining art and science, together with his eye for balance, beauty, and harmony, helps achieve outcomes that greatly improve a person's confidence, health, and overall quality of life. Patients can trust that they are always in good hands!