If you have lived in Tampa for any length of time, then you have likely thought about different ways to reduce wrinkles caused by the beating sun.  Wrinkles and lines are problems that everyone will face at some point in their life. But in the South Florida region, wrinkles often develop much faster than in other areas in the country.  Some people age prematurely due to poor skin care, smoking, sun overexposure, and genetics.  However, even if you avoid these factors, you will likely still develop facial lines within their lifetime.

Many people try creams and other topical anti-aging products but what really works to reduce wrinkles are products injected directly into your facial muscles and skin.  Once the creases have formed, injectable fillers and neuro-toxins are the best way to reduce the appearance of these lines– and in some cases, prevent new wrinkles from forming.

Botox and Dermal Fillers to Reduce Wrinkles

There are two main kinds of injectable products which work to reverse the signs of aging. The first type is Botox (and similar neuro-toxins) which work by relaxing the facial muscles that create the lines.  The second is dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane and others that fill in the creases to remove the wrinkles.  These two different types of injections may be used together to achieve the desired look.  It simply depends on the location and depth of the lines.

Botox is a purified protein which lessens the movement of the facial muscles that cause wrinkles- it is injected into specific muscles and temporarily relaxes and reduces the formation of wrinkles. Botox commonly lasts around 3-4 months in most patients and the recovery time is minimal.  Often patients can see the results of the injection the following day.

Fillers can Quickly Reduce Wrinkles

Dermal fillers are injected into hollow places and deep lines to add volume to the face. The result of dermal fillers is a fuller looking face, smoother skin, and a reduction of wrinkles and lines. There are a variety of dermal fillers made to address each specific area of concern. In addition to filling wrinkles and lines, certain dermal fillers are used to contour the facial features and some promote the skin’s natural collagen production. Different dermal fillers have various time spans, some last 3-4 months while others can remain effective for up to a year.

“The use of injectable products to reduce and eliminate wrinkles and lines makes reversing signs of aging easy on the patient.” says Dr. Dominic Castellano, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Tampa.  “We know these products really work well and injectables have the least amount of recovery time of all cosmetic procedures.”   However, Dr. Dominic stresses that it is important to work with a board-certified surgeon in an accredited medical facility to be sure that you get the best care.  While other offices and salons may offer Botox and dermal fillers, there is an art to the injection process.  “This is a medical procedure and should be treated as such.”

If you are interested in learning more about how to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa. 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.  Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information.

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