About Injectables (toxins and fillers)
The most common toxin is Botox (much like Kleenex is to facial tissue). However, Aspen Grove Medical offers other types of toxin based injectables to suit our clients needs. We also carry multiple options for dermal fillers. Consult with a professional about your specific desires and preferences.
What Is BOTOX Cosmetic?
It is an injectable agent used to temporarily diminish or eliminate lines and wrinkles on the face by relaxing underlying facial muscles. It is derived from botulinum toxin type A, a bacterium-produced neuromuscular toxin that can be deadly in a pure state. BOTOX® Cosmetic contains a highly diluted form of the toxin and has been proven safe. For this reason, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved BOTOX® botulinum toxin treatment for alleviating lines around the mouth, nasolabial folds, eye-muscle disorders, smoothing frown lines, and smile lines. This exceptional treatment is often used in conjunction with facial plastic surgery procedures such as a face lift or eyelid lift to maximize its cosmetic benefit.
Because BOTOX® procedures involve only a few small injections during a 10-minute session, a very large number of people seeking the treatment find they are excellent candidates. While BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved for patients aged 18 to 65, the best way to find out if it is right for you is to speak with a provider who offers the treatment.
BOTOX Cosmetic has been proven safe and effective for a wide range of candidates. While there are many possible injection sites and medical uses for the protein that makes up BOTOX® Cosmetic, the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles is far and away the most common application. Anyone who would like to smooth wrinkles through BOTOX® Cosmetic – whether they be crow’s feet around the eyes or wrinkles around the mouth – is potentially a candidate for this effective treatment. The best way to find out if BOTOX® treatment is right for you is to speak with one of our professionals.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow's feet become more apparent.
The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.
What dermal fillers can do
Plump thin lips
Enhance shallow contours
Soften facial creases and wrinkles
Improve the appearance of recessed scars
Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids
Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.
What dermal fillers can't do
For some patients, surgery such as a facelift, brow lift or eye lift may be the best approach. Minimally invasive rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue fillers, cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time when consideration of a facelift becomes appropriate. It is important to remember that dermal fillers are temporary treatments for facial aging and that ongoing treatments will be needed for long-term results.