If you’re like most people, every year seems to speed up a little more than the last, leaving you wondering where the time has gone. Until you look in the mirror and realize that time has, indeed, left plenty of evidence of its passage, as your face has developed creases and wrinkles and your skin has begun to succumb to gravity.
While there’s very little we can do to slow down the hands of time, we can fight back against some of its effects. Here at Holladay Dermatology Clinic, we offer cosmetic injectables to our clients across the Wasatch Front that provide a temporary reprieve from aging, allowing your outsides to align better with your youthful insides.
And the best part? This can all be accomplished in just one visit that you can fit into your lunch hour.
As time marches on
Your skin’s primary role is to protect your body by providing a barrier between you and the world. Your skin takes a beating as it shields you from the elements, bacteria, and anything else the world can throw at it.
When you were younger, your skin bounced back nicely thanks to a steady supply of collagen, which gives your skin structure and tone. As you age, however, your collagen production begins to wane and it’s unable to keep up with the natural breakdown in your skin, leaving you with fine lines and deep wrinkles that get more pronounced with each passing year.
The loss of elasticity and firmness in your skin also leads to the downward migration of the thin layer of fat in your face, often leaving you with a sunken or hollow appearance, especially on the lower half of your face.
Our cosmetic injectables address each of these issues in just minutes, temporarily erasing the appearance of wrinkles and adding volume for a more youthful, vibrant look.
Tackling the lines with Botox®
Having first gained FDA approval back in 2002 to temporarily improve the appearance of crow’s feet and moderate to severe frown lines between your brows, Botox has since been approved to treat forehead lines as well.
Botox is a neuromodulator that temporarily paralyzes the muscles that contract each time you squint, smile, or frown. With the muscles sidelined, your skin doesn’t reveal the well-worn paths that have formed over the years.
After your Botox appointment, you’ll see results within 24-48 hours, and they typically last up to four months, at which time you simply return for another treatment.
While Botox offers a fantastic solution for the top half of your face, it’s not terribly effective for the problem areas on your lower half. As we discussed, the issue on the lower half of your face is the loss of volume around your cheeks, nose, mouth, and lips, which may leave you with a more hollowed look.
Fillers replenish the lost volume of fat, restoring a more youthful appearance to your face. Dermal fillers are ideal for the deep parentheses lines that form on either side of your mouth, as well as the vertical lines that develop around your lips. Dermal fillers can also plump up your cheeks and your lips.
We offer several different kinds of fillers, including JuvédermⓇ. Juvéderm is comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance already found in your body, which your body readily accepts and naturally processes. Juvéderm goes to work immediately and can last up to two years, though results vary.
Our Radiesse® fillers contain calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, which are suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. Radiesse not only provides immediate volume, it also promotes collagen production; as your body starts to process the gel, your skin continues to benefit from renewed tone and elasticity thanks to the increased collagen. This filler typically lasts about a year before you need a refill.
Lastly, we offer Belotero®, which also relies on hyaluronic acid to add volume to your face. This filler is thinner, and we use it to plump up areas closer to the surface of your skin. The results are immediate and our patients typically enjoy them for up to a year.
The best part about our Botox and dermal filler products is that we can address your entire face, and even your hands, in just one appointment. Not to mention, the results of these minimally invasive anti-aging treatments are almost immediate, allowing you to turn back years in just minutes.
If you’d like to learn more about our cosmetic injectables, we invite you to give us a call or use the online scheduling tool to set up a consultation.