Even the best skin care products can’t stop time. If fine lines and wrinkles are affecting your self-esteem, Integrated Dermatology of Reno in Reno, Nevada, offers a wide selection of injectable treatments to smooth and rejuvenate your skin. The board-certified dermatologist and team of medical practitioners are uniquely qualified to target all types of wrinkles with injectables, such as Botox® and fillers. To schedule a consultation with the team, call Integrated Dermatology of Reno or book an appointment online today.
Botox and fillers are injectable medications that smooth wrinkles and restore lost volume to the skin. While both treatments target the signs of aging, they work in different ways.
Neuromodulators, such as Botox and Dysport®, temporarily paralyze muscle movement. Once injected, neuromodulators disrupt the nerve signals that control movement in that muscle. The muscle can’t contract, so the skin on top relaxes. In this way, Botox can help treat and prevent wrinkle formation.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that the team injects beneath the skin. Unlike neuromodulators, fillers restore lost volume. Fillers can also help plump up thin lips and contour the cheekbones or jawline. These medications may also rejuvenate wrinkled skin on the hands.
Botox and fillers treat different types of wrinkles. The team can combine these treatments for complete facial rejuvenation. Understanding the types of wrinkles you have can help the team create your custom treatment plan. The two main types of wrinkles are:
Dynamic wrinkles, or expression lines, develop from repeated muscle movement. Neuromodulators are among the most effective treatments for dynamic wrinkles, which typically form in the top one-third of the face. Crow’s feet, glabellar lines, and forehead wrinkles are some of the most common lines that Botox and Dysport treat.
Static wrinkles are the result of volume loss. As you age, your skin naturally loses the collagen, elastin, and fat that keeps it firm and tight. Dermal fillers help restore this lost volume to fill in deep lines and wrinkles. Most static wrinkles form in the lower part of the face, such as the midface and jowls. Nasolabial folds and marionette lines are common wrinkles that fillers treat.
Botox and fillers are quick treatments. The team may apply a topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort before injecting the medication. While results from dermal fillers are instant, Botox can take up to two weeks to settle. Dysport results typically appear within a few days of your treatment. Any mild redness, bruising, or swelling you experience should subside quickly.
Neuromodulators, like Botox and Dysport, keep wrinkles at bay for up to 3-6 months. Most dermal fillers last for at least 6-12 months. You can return to Integrated Dermatology of Reno for maintenance treatments.
Call Integrated Dermatology of Reno today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about Botox and fillers.