While some people wear their wrinkles, lines, and other signs of aging with pride, others prefer a more youthful look. Botox® and fillers, offered by Robert Milanes, MD, at Luminary MD in Irvine, California, allow you to achieve smooth skin, plump lips, and full cheeks. If you’re interested in learning more about how Botox and fillers can make you appear younger without looking unnatural or robotic, call or schedule a consultation online today.
Botox is an injectable drug that paralyzes your muscles. You can use it as a medical treatment for conditions like an overactive bladder or for migraines, but it’s most often used to relax the muscles in your face that cause wrinkles as you age.
Botox can fix:
The results of Botox are temporary, so you need to come back for regular appointments to maintain the appearance you want.
Fillers, like Botox, are injected to alter the appearance of your face. You can use fillers to plump your lips and cheeks or add volume to other parts of your face to reduce lines and wrinkles.
As you age, your face tends to become more sunken. Fillers can correct this, or they can give you plumper lips.
Luminary MD also offers Kybella®, an injection that decreases the fat beneath your chin. While it isn’t considered a filler (it actually does the opposite of what fillers do), it’s an injectable aesthetic treatment option that can improve your appearance as you age.
Nearly anyone can be a good candidate for aesthetic injections like Botox, fillers, or Kybella. If your overall health is good, you likely can qualify for these treatments.
If you’re unsure which treatment would suit your needs the most, Dr. Milanes can talk you through the options and assess your needs to determine which one would yield your desired results.
When used correctly by a trained physician, Botox and fillers are perfectly safe. Side effects are rare but possible, including:
Most side effects are temporary and only last about 1-2 days. If the treatment is injected incorrectly, you may experience much more severe symptoms or infection. Thankfully, this is extremely rare. If you experience severe or long-lasting side effects, call Dr. Milanes at your earliest convenience.
If you find yourself longing for a younger-looking face, call the office or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Milanes at Luminary MD today.