Wrinkles and fine lines show your age and can even make you look older than you feel. Injectable treatments, such as Botox® and dermal fillers, temporarily reduce these signs of aging. At Ethos Integrative Medicine, Dr. Alexandra Mayer provides these effective, simple, nonsurgical solutions to aging men and women who live in and around Scottsdale, Arizona. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Botox is a well-researched, FDA-approved injectable that temporarily reduces muscle activity in muscles that move repeatedly during expression, which creates lines and wrinkles. Botox contains a purified toxin but is completely safe and is approved for use in 96 countries.
When injected into the forehead creases, horizontal frown lines, and crow’s feet, lines and wrinkles that occur when you squint, smile, frown, or look inquisitive are less apparent. You look fresher and more youthful, but not fake.
Botox results appear within 24-48 hours of treatment, and the results last three to four months. You can have retreatments of Botox to maintain your new look. The doctors at Ethos Integrative Medicine can put you on a schedule so you don’t have a lapse.
Dermal fillers are injectable medicines that plump and hydrate your skin to erase lines and wrinkles and fill in hollow contours.
As you get older, your face naturally loses the fat pads that exist just beneath the skin. Your facial muscles are then closer to the skin, and their action is then more obvious as smile lines and crow’s feet develop. Plus, as you get older, compounds such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin are produced in lesser quantities, making your skin drier, saggier, and less resilient.
Dermal fillers replace and stimulate the production of these natural compounds in order to:
Many formulations of dermal fillers exist. Your provider can determine which types are best for your skin type and aesthetic goals.
Dermal fillers offer immediate changes to your look. The results are temporary, but can last anywhere from six months to two years. Exactly how long these results last depends on the formulation used, the area treated, and your body’s response to the treatment. The doctors can give you a sense of when you might need a touch-up treatment to maintain your look.
If you want a younger, smoother look, call Ethos Integrative Medicine or schedule an appointment online to learn about the no-downtime, noninvasive Botox and dermal filler treatments.