The signs of aging are never welcome. Patients who visit the Southeastern Dermatology to see Dr. Doppelt often ask about dermal fillers and other injectables that can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While dermal fillers may be best in some instances, it is not always the most appropriate injection. Instead, some patients may benefit from the paralyzation of specific muscles in the face with Botox injections.
Botox is a medication that can reduce contractions of muscles such as those in the forehead, which in turn reduces superficial dynamic lines and wrinkles that can form from their use. Botox is typically injected into the forehead and between the eyebrows as this is where it is most effective for frown lines, though it can be used on other areas of the face. This medication is also used for other indications such as overactive bladder, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and muscle spasms in the body. However, it is primarily used for cosmetic purposes.
Botox injections can be used in conjunction with hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers such as Restylane or Juvéderm. By using a combination of cosmetic injections, patients can see optimum results in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. This may provide a drastic change in one’s appearance, but when done correctly, the results are natural and beautiful. Dr. Doppelt, of Knoxville, ensures that all injections provided to patients are administered by him. He is a board certified dermatologist and does not have nurses or other staff members inject patients with these products. He encourages patients to visit a trained practitioner for Botox injections and not a local spa. This is medication and should be handled and administered by someone with the proper credentials and experience.
If you are interested in learning more about how to turn back the hands of time on your face, Botox injections may be the solution. Patients in the Knoxville area are encouraged to contact Southeastern Dermatology today to schedule a consultation appointment and determine if Botox or other injectables are best for improving their skin and overall youthful appearance.