Dermal Fillers and Botox® for Facial Contouring
Dermal fillers and Botox® for facial contouring can do some seriously amazing things for your appearance. When our dermatology providers at Schweiger Dermatology Group perform these cosmetic injections, they can contour, correct and even change the shape and look of your face. Here are some of the cosmetic upgrades you can achieve with dermal fillers and Botox®.
The Liquid Facelift
Dermal fillers are a non-invasive way for patients to soften and even get rid of unwanted wrinkles, face creases, and age lines. These dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally occurring in the body, to help add volume and hydration to the skin. As a person ages, the skin gets thinner and more elastic, and with the aid of these fillers, the sagging skin gets plumped up, giving the face a fuller, youthful look.
In addition to Botox®, other injectables such as Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane can help contour the shape of a patient’s face.
Restylane dermal fillers deliver a dramatic anti-aging effect to improve the appearance of deep nasolabial folds (smile lines), hollow circles under the eyes, thin or uneven lips (for men and women), and volume depletion in the cheeks and midface. The effects of Restylane last for 6-9 months after a single treatment.
Dermal Filler for Non-Surgical Nose Job
Think you can only fix that bump on your nose with a traditional rhinoplasty? Think again. A syringe of dermal filler can help improve the look of your nose and even make it appear smaller. “Filler on the nose helps to even out small nasal bridge bumps and gives a straight profile, which will give the impression of a smaller nose,” explains Julie Gessin, PA-C of Schweiger Dermatology Group’s Penthouse location.
Botox® Treatment for Gummy Smiles
For people who might feel self-conscious about their gummy smiles (showing too much of their top gums while smiling), Botox® injections can reduce the visibility of gums when you grin by paralyzing the hyperactive muscles in the upper lip. Botox® is injected into the muscles of the upper lip, and by weakening those muscles, the elevation of the top lip is lowered and reduces the amount of gums visible when smiling.
Turning Your Frown Upside Down with Botox®
Do you constantly have a frown? Botox® injections placed into the muscle that pulls the corners of your lips downward can relax that muscle and stop that downward pulling movement.
Botox® to Soften the Jawline
Patients who want to have a more narrow jaw or whose jaw has widened and increased in size over time due to clenching of the masseter muscle in the side areas of the jaw, can have it softened or reduced with Botox® treatment. Botox® is injected into the masseter muscle under the cheekbones to weaken those muscles. The size of the jaw decreases over time. Like all Botox® treatments, the results last 3-4 months, though with continued injections, the muscle will begin to atrophy over time due to lack of use, and the jaw will stay narrow. “Regular treatments over time will even lead to muscle hypertrophy, meaning that the muscle loses strength and volume as it is used less and less over time,” Dr. Eric Schweiger explains.
Sculptra Dermal Filler
Originally, Sculptra was used and continues to be used to treat lipoatrophy (loss of fat) associated with the long-term use of certain medications. But now, Sculptra dermal filler can be injected below the skin to add volume and fill in the deep folds of the face. Sculptra is unique because it not only fills in deep folds, such as the nasolabial folds (smile lines), but it also stimulates your body’s collagen production. This process results in longer-lasting results and more dramatic improvement of volume depletion that comes with aging.
Dermal Fillers and Botox® for Facial Contouring in NY, NJ, PA, CT, FL, IL, MN and MO
Call Schweiger Dermatology Group today at (844) DERM-DOC to schedule your consultation for Dermal Fillers and Botox® for Facial Contouring. Our dermatology providers are skilled and experienced clinicians, helping patients achieve a natural look with injectable treatments for facial rejuvenation.