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Problems Areas and How They’re Treated with Dermal Fillers and Botox

One of the biggest complaints about aging is that it can make us look older than we feel. Looking younger takes the right combination of skin care products and treatments that, when paired correctly, can take years off your appearance. Dermal fillers and injectables like Botox are great age-reversing treatments that are effective and minimally invasive. From improving wrinkles to treating facial volume loss, there are some great cosmetic options that can help you turn back the clock on facial aging.

At Nashville Skin, our team is comprised of dermatologists and skin care specialists with extensive training and expertise in the most effective cosmetic treatments. While aging may be inevitable, it’s possible to rejuvenate your appearance with the perfect combination of wrinkle treatments.

Most of the visible signs of aging can be traced back to facial volume loss. When we age, our facial tissues become thinner and small lines can become etched around the nose and mouth, while the cheeks begin to appear hollow. Injectable fillers and Botox offer a great line of defense for improving facial volume loss, smoothing out wrinkles, and restoring a more youthful appearance.

What are Injectable Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular wrinkle treatments on the market today. Injectable fillers are gel-like substances that help rejuvenate the appearance of the skin and face. Some of the most popular fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in your body that helps the skin retain moisture and volume.

When used as an anti-aging treatment, fillers are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth away lines, and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. Dermal fillers are a cost-effective way to look younger without invasive surgery or debilitating downtime.

Wrinkle Treatment with Fillers

Dermal fillers are most commonly thought of as a wrinkle treatment but they can do more than just smooth away wrinkles. Here are a few of the ways fillers can address some common aging issues:

  • Smooth away lines around the nose and mouth (marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses)
  • Enhance and restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples
  • Diminish vertical lip lines
  • Plump and enhance the lips
  • Smooth away a chin crease
  • Improve symmetry of facial features

Dermal fillers have evolved to include a full range of different formulations that can address a variety of cosmetic issues.

For example, when patients are looking to treat marionette lines and nasolabial folds, Juvéderm Ultra Plus and Juvéderm Vollure are great wrinkle treatment options that give natural-looking results. Whereas, hollowness, drooping, sagging, and lines on the cheeks, which may be caused by aging, weight loss or facial asymmetry can be beautifully improved with the use of Juvéderm Voluma. For patients looking to increase lip volume and fullness and decrease marionette lines, look no further than Juvederm Volbella and Juvéderm Ultra XC. Juvederm Volbella is an excellent option for minimizing fine lines along the lips without adding significant volume.

What is Botox?

Botox is a wrinkle treatment that is injected into the muscles that create lines or wrinkles when making facial expressions. This effectively relaxes the muscle and softens the appearance of fine lines or creases in the treated area.

Wrinkle Treatment with Botox

Botox offers many benefits as an anti-aging treatment, including:

  • Decreases the appearance of static wrinkles found at the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) or between the eyebrows (frown lines or 11’s)
  • Prevents lines from becoming deeply imprinted by relaxing the muscles that can cause creases in the skin
  • Reduces future lines and creases by reducing specific muscle contractions

Frown lines, also known as the 11’s, are the most common complaint among patients seeking effective anti-wrinkle treatments. Botox is one of the best treatments for this area because, when injected into the forehead, the overlying skin smooths out and erases those pesky frown lines. Crow’s feet are another common area that Botox can effectively address. Not only can Botox successfully reduce the lines in this area but well-placed Botox injections will still allow for natural facial expressions, like smiling.

Dermal fillers and Botox offer many advantages over more invasive procedures, like facelifts or lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) including:

  • Non-invasive
  • Long-lasting
  • Little-to-no downtime
  • Natural-looking results
  • Fully customizable wrinkle treatment

For some patients who have deeper lines or are looking for a facelift alternative, our practitioners at Nashville Skin use a combination of dermal fillers and Botox to target a variety of areas at the same time, creating a “liquid facelift” effect and rejuvenating the entire face.

Contact a Wrinkle Treatment Expert in Nashville Today

If you want to turn the clock back on your fine lines and wrinkles, contact us at one of our convenient Nashville locations (21st Ave S/Green Hills office, Southern Hills office, Centennial office), our Clarksville office or TriStar Medical Plaza Brentwood to schedule an evaluation. We’ll create a customized wrinkle treatment plan to rejuvenate your appearance.

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