As we age, our skin tends to lose some of its elasticity, leading to many unwanted facial changes, including wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and a more hollow appearance. These signs of the aging process can all be corrected through non-surgical means, including injectable medications like BOTOX® and dermal fillers.
The best way to enjoy the benefits of injectables is to ensure you find a trained provider who can administer these medications safely and effectively. At The OMS Center of South Louisiana, comfort is our top priority, and we strive to provide the best patient care when administering injectables to patients in the Covington, LA area.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable medications that offer a “plumping” effect. They are often used to add volume to the lips or the cheeks or to “fill in” wrinkles and fine lines, leading to a smoother appearance. Dermal fillers can also soften contours and facial creases, providing a fuller, rounder facial appearance overall.
There are several fillers on the market, and they vary slightly in how “strong” they are. Most fillers work by boosting hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps revitalize the skin. When you join us for a consultation at The OMS Center of South Louisiana, we can provide more detail about the brands we use and how each one of them works.
What Conditions Do Dermal Fillers Treat?
There are several common applications of dermal fillers, including:
- Plumping and enhancing thin lips
- Correcting areas of lost facial volume
- Softening wrinkles and facial creases
- Minimizing the appearance of recessed scars
While dermal fillers are popular among patients seeking non-surgical solutions, it is important to keep in mind that the results are temporary and that even the strongest fillers cannot offer the same results you would expect from a facelift or brow lift.
The advantages of dermal fillers are that they do not require much downtime, they do not involve anesthesia or surgical incisions, and you can get “maintenance” injections to extend your results.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
The best candidates for dermal fillers are those beginning to see some early signs of aging and prefer non-surgical solutions. Additionally, good candidates for dermal fillers usually meet the following criteria:
- They are in good health overall.
- They do not smoke.
- They have realistic expectations about their results.
- They generally practice good skincare and hygiene.
During your consultation at The OMS Center of South Louisiana, Dr. Brandner can answer any further questions you have about your eligibility for dermal fillers.
Turn Back Time with Age-Defying Botox and Filler Treatments
Botox and fillers can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, both around the mouth and across the face. Find out more about our non-surgical cosmetic options.
What is Botox®?
Botox is an injectable medication made from botulinum toxins, which are also associated with the disease known as botulism. When administered in safe, controlled doses, Botox relaxes the underlying muscles that can contribute to wrinkles and fine lines, leading to a smoother facial appearance.
What Conditions Does Botox Treat?
There are a number of clinical and cosmetic uses for Botox. Botox can also address oral health concerns, including bruxism and TMJ Disorder, by targeting and relaxing the muscles that control the jaw.
Additionally, Botox is often used to smooth the wrinkles caused by muscle contractures, such as forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. It is important to note that Botox does not help with wrinkles or fine lines caused by sun damage.
Botox is popular because treatment takes mere minutes, does not require a prolonged recovery time, and does not call for the use of anesthesia or surgical incisions. While the effects of Botox are temporary, maintenance injections can be used to extend those results.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate for Botox?
The best candidates for Botox are patients hoping to reduce the appearance of certain wrinkles, specifically those linked to underlying muscle movement. Additionally, good Botox candidates:
- Are in good physical health overall
- Have realistic expectations about their results
- Have no history of neuromuscular diseases, such as MS
- Are not pregnant or nursing
- Do not smoke
If you have any additional questions about getting Botox or about your eligibility for treatment, we welcome you to schedule a consultation at our office in the Covington, LA area at (985) 687-1616.