Unfortunately, age comes for all of us. Many of us begin to see signs of aging around our 30s and 40s. That’s generally when wrinkles and fine lines start to set in around the eyes and the mouth the most. We may also see the effects of volume loss in our cheeks and lips, which makes us look sallow, tired, and downright old despite how young we feel on the inside.
As the effects of aging become more apparent, many of us go looking for anti-aging solutions. Some of the most popular anti-aging solutions are injectable treatments, including dermal fillers and Botox. While many people are aware of injectables for treating signs of aging, they can also be used as preventative treatments for those in their early 20s and 30s to help fight off signs of aging before they can start.
Read on to learn how injectable treatments can prevent signs of aging.
What Are Injectable Treatments?
Dermal fillers are injectable solutions derived from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the skin. The filler produces an anti-aging effect when injected into certain areas of the face and body. Unlike topical age-defying creams you might buy over the counter or at your local beauty supply store, the filler doesn’t work on the top layer of the skin. Instead, fillers target beneath the skin to restore lost volume, soften wrinkles, and rejuvenate skin cells. Some fillers stimulate the body to increase hyaluronic acid and collagen production, which help you defy the aging process even more.
Botox is a powerful anti-aging product with a wide range of medical uses, but what it’s most well-known for is its ability to treat and prevent facial wrinkles and fine lines. Botox works by targeting the muscles in your face that cause signs of aging. Also called a neuromodulator, meaning it causes the muscles to temporarily stop contracting, Botox can smooth out areas to give you a restored, youthful, and more vibrant facial appearance.
How Do Injectables Stop the Aging Process?
We already know that dermal fillers and Botox work great for rejuvenating the skin, but how to help prevent signs of aging? When injected into the muscles that are causing facial wrinkles, Botox can actually prevent the skin from creasing and prevent the wrinkles from forming in the first place. Similarly, when injected into areas of the face that commonly show signs of aging, like underneath the eyes or the lips, dermal fillers can help prevent signs of aging in the skin before they can begin.
Can Botox and Dermal Fillers Be Combined?
Yes, you can safely get Botox and Dermal fillers simultaneously. When combined, Botox and dermal fillers address multiple areas of the face simultaneously. Botox® is typically used around the eyes and forehead, whereas dermal fillers are generally used on the middle and lower areas of the face. Together, they can help fight off multiple signs of aging before they have a chance to permanently mar your skin.
Learn More About Preventative Treatments at Widder Plastic Surgery
Only skilled, experienced injectors should be trusted with injectable treatments. To speak with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shlomo Widder about preventative treatments using injectables and discuss whether combining them is the right treatment for you, please call (703) 506-0300 or fill out our online form today.