Today, most women know about the benefits of Botox and Dermal Fillers. Both types of treatments are popular and trending. But more men are opting for these non-surgical treatments to address fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Injectable treatments are of two types: Dermal fillers, such as Radiesse®, BELOTERO BALANCE® and Perlane®, and neurotoxins, such as Botox® Cosmetic.
- Dermal Fillers address fine lines and wrinkles, fill out facial features, add volume to the chin and cheek area, and restore a healthier, robust, more youthful appearance to a man’s face. Injectable fillers differ from neurotoxins in that they contain a synthetic hyaluronic acid gel, a natural substance found throughout the body that is a precursor of collagen, the support layer of the skin. Treatments can be completed within 30-minutes and require no downtime. Depending on the product and treatment area, the rejuvenating effects of dermal fillers typically last from four months to a year – then the body will naturally metabolize the filler. To maintain results, periodic repeat injections are advised.
- Botox® Cosmetic is an FDA approved, non-surgical procedure for treating wrinkles formed by facial movements in the forehead and between the eyebrows, the “glabellar lines.” Botox uses a neurotoxin (botulinum type A) to temporarily paralyze facial muscles by blocking nerve receptors. Botox injections prevent muscle movement in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and near the corners of the eyes – the areas that cause that tired, stressed, and angry look. Each session takes about 15-20 minutes, and most patients return to normal activities immediately. The effects Botox last three to four months in most patients, at which time repeat injections are needed.
Each type of filler works similarly, but each has unique properties for treating specific concerns, severity, or area of the face. At your initial consultation, we will help you decide the optimum filler treatment to help you achieve and maximize your goals.
So, guys, don’t hesitate to look your best. To learn more about injectables, call to schedule an appointment, today: (716) 633-6100.