Many of us look forward to seeing friends and relatives at holiday time, but we would also love to find a way to reduce wrinkles in time for all those family photos. If your Christmas wish it to look younger, there is still time to reduce wrinkles before the holiday season hits full swing in the Tampa area. Depending on the severity of your lines, many wrinkles can be eliminated with just a quick office visit and a couple of days of recovery time.
Reduce Wrinkles with Botox
The miracle of injectable fillers is that it takes only a couple of minutes in a doctor’s office in order to be released from wrinkles for 4 to 6 months. Botox is one of the most commonly used injectables at this time of year because it is very safe (when administered by a medical trained professional) and is effective at lessening all but the deepest facial creases. Botox and a similar drug called Xeomin both address wrinkles by freezing the facial muscles under the affected skin tissue. Once the muscles are relaxed, the wrinkles will be diminished within a couple of days following treatment. Plus, in many cases, Botox will prevent new wrinkles from forming during the treatment period.
Dermal Fillers Reduce Wrinkles
Facial creases and lines can often be lessened with dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane. These fillers work by adding plumpness in the valley of the wrinkle and act as a way to encourage collagen growth. Collagen is what adds moisture to our skin tissue and provides elastic properties to help skin remain smooth. Dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance in the body) help both fill in lines and allow for new collagen to develop. Hyaluronic acid will eventually be absorbed by the body so the injections are not a permanent solution but will work for 4 to 9 months depending on the product used.
With all injectable products, it is important to work with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon for optimal results. According to Dr. Dominic Castellano of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, it is vital to work with an experienced physician that understands how the facials muscles work and how to dispense the medications correctly. “Whenever I hear of a patient that has had a bad experience with Botox or dermal fillers, it is most often a result of improper administration of the product – either too much was injected or it was injected in the wrong spot. Dermal fillers offer amazing results but it depends entirely on the precision of the dosing.”
Dr. Dominic, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Tampa, is an expert of facial contouring using dermal fillers. He has a wide-spread following because of his artistry in administering dermal fillers to reduce wrinkles and to improve the appearance of facial features through use of injectable products.
Whether you want to reduce wrinkles before Chanukah (Dec 8th) or by Christmas, there is plenty of time to schedule a treatment at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery and look younger before the holidays. If you would like to learn more about which injectable or procedure would be best for you, please schedule a complimentary consultation by calling (813) 975-3223 or get more information on our website.
Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility under the direction of Dr. Dominic Castellano. Dr. Dominic is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. The medical team is highly trained and specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures.