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Proven: Botox improves self perception of age and appearance

In a study of patients injected with botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin) into the frown lines (between the eyebrows), data shows 28% improved patient satisfaction with their overall appearance.    Patients reported they looked almost 6 years younger after their cosmetic botulinum injection.

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Watch Dr. Cohen describe effective use of botulinum toxins for aesthetic improvement with natural results.

 

How Botox and dermal fillers are used together

South Denver-Englewood and Lone Tree

The aging process

We live in wonderfully advanced times, where technology puts the world at our fingertips, and modern medicine is keeping us vibrant and healthy well into the Golden Years. No longer does the passing of years mean that you need to slow down, stop working, or stop playing. However, the hands of time keep moving and they leave a visible age related changes to your skin and facial structure, which Botox and dermal fillers can help reverse.

If you looked in the mirror one day and realized that the face you see does not match the youth you feel, you are not alone. Even in the healthiest person, some changes in the skin over time are inevitable. In fact, sun protection and diligent skin care are often sacrificed due to a busy schedule. Sun damage, hereditary factors, and other external factors like tobacco all can contribute to premature aging.

Some people as young as their twenties begin seeing noticeable effects, which gradually progress. Skin loses volume and elasticity, fat pads sag and shrink, and muscles of facial expression become more prominent. Over time the firm, plump, youthful skin gracing soft contours changes to thin, sagging skin draped over a hollow or bony looking structure. Thankfully, modern science and medicine has given us a number of excellent tools in the war against aging.

The liquid facelift

Traditional facelifts have long been used to eliminate wrinkles by removing excess skin. The procedure has unique benefits and remains popular today. However, it is a surgical procedure, which creates irreversible changes and requires considerable healing time and surgical risk. Injectable treatments, often referred to as liquid facelifts, offer an alternative to surgery that can provide instant results, little to no downtime, and non-permanent changes. In most cases, neuromodulators are used in conjunction with fillers to accomplish this.

  • Botox Cosmetic was the first neuromodulator on the market for aesthetic treatment. It prevents excessive muscle contractions, which are typically responsible for frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and lines around the eyes.
  • Dermal fillers work by replacing lost volume and restoring youthful facial contours. They are often used to correct issues such as thin lips, sunken cheeks, and wrinkles or folds around the mouth.

Don’t let your wrinkles give away your age, or worse yet make you look older than you really are. Let the skin care experts at AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC help! Call 303.756.(7546) (South Denver-Englewood) or 303.799.(4260) (Lone Tree) and schedule a consultation to learn how we can help you turn back the clock.

Anti-aging in treatment Englewood/South Denver with Botox

Humankind has searched for the proverbial “fountain of youth” since ancient times. Although we cannot offer you a magic formula that will stop time, modern aesthetic medicine is the next best thing. Today, we can combat the signs of aging with science and advanced technology.

We know that the aging process is complex, and manifests differently in each individual. There is no single product or procedure capable of turning back the clock. There isn’t a standard solution, guaranteed to work for everyone. Our team of certified dermatologists evaluates each patient individually to devise a customized treatment plan. This plan often includes a neuromodulator, such as Botox.

Understanding facial aging
In youth, skin tends to be firm and smooth, with an elastic quality. Over time, you will notice the formation of fine lines gradually progressing to deep lines, wrinkles, and a generally saggy appearance. There are several reasons this occurs:

  • The breakdown in collagen and elastin causes skin to lose its elasticity.
  • The thinning of the fat layer under skin and a decrease in production of components such as collagen deplete facial volume.
  • Muscle contractions associated with years of repetitive facial expressions eventually form pleats in the skin. These “dynamic wrinkles” disappear when a younger person relaxes their face, but they become etched in over the years.
  • Dehydration, sun damage, or other skin problems affect the texture and laxity of the skin.

Comprehensive solutions
While many people think of dermal fillers as the cure-all for wrinkles, they cannot solve all of these problems. Therefore, the most beautiful and natural results are achieved by addressing each of the factors causing your skin to appear aged.

  • Dermal fillers (like Restylane, JuveDerm, or Belotero) help restore lost volume, and some types also stimulate collagen production.
  • Topical treatments (like DNA repair such as Urbane Renewal, or growth factor such as NeoCutis BioCream) and laser skin resurfacing may be recommended to improve the skin’s texture and tone.
  • A skin tightening procedure can promote collagen remodeling to help firm up loose skin.
  • Neuromodulators, (like Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin) can accomplish what no other treatment does. These products are used to interfere with muscle contraction. When injected in precise amounts, these can reduce the appearance of muscle-related wrinkles and lines. The most popular location for injection is the frown lines, also referred to as the “elevens” between the brows; the forehead lines and crow’s feet also respond well. Nobody wants a “frozen” look – our goal is to maintain a natural look with individualized dosing customized to your appearance.

Let us help you discover your most youthful, most beautiful skin. Call AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC at 303.756.(7546) (Englewood/South Denver office) or 303.799.(4260) (Lone Tree office) and schedule an aesthetic consultation.