Wrinkles are a common sign of aging
Wrinkle filler or injectibles are a common request Charlotte, NC patients have to help fight signs of aging. But many people may not know the difference between a filler and an injectable like BOTOX. Since they do different things, each helps treat a different type of wrinkle and offers results that last different amounts of time. If you are interested in eliminating or removing wrinkles but aren’t sure how, be sure to consult a facial plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Sean Freeman, to learn more and get advice on which would work best for you.
BOTOX is one of the most well known ways to treat wrinkles
BOTOX is perhaps one of the most common and well known ways doctors treat wrinkles. Often, people lump BOTOX in with wrinkle filler thinking they are the same, which is not the case. BOTOX works best on certain types of wrinkles as it targets the muscles. Dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles caused by the repeated use of the muscle, are some of the best types of wrinkles to treat with BOTOX. BOTOX is injected into the muscle directly, which relaxes it and smooths out the line. However, eventually, the muscle will wake up leading to a need for additional injections. BOTOX can last anywhere from a few months to a year, depending on the surgeon and the patient.
Wrinkle filler increases volume in an area and are what is used in a liquid facelift
Wrinkle filler helps fill an area and can be used to treat scars, plump lips, and correct other areas in addition to treating wrinkles. Many people may choose to have fillers to stave off the need for surgery or if they do not want to go through the long recovery time surgery demands.
A liquid facelift uses fillers to enhance the face by making the area more volumous which can, in turn, reduce wrinkles. Radiesse and Juvederm are two types of fillers that are commonly used and can help eliminate wrinkles on the face, around the nose, mouth, and eyes. Wrinkle fillers often last longer than BOTOX, but again, do not offer a permanent solution for wrinkles.
Reocvery time is typically pretty quick with wrinkle fillers
Like its friend BOTOX, wrinkle fillers allow patients to see results quickly with little downtime. Though bruising, swelling and other minor side effects may occur at the injection site right after surgery, they do not last long. This allows patients to return to work and activities right after surgery instead of spending weeks, or even a month, at home recovering from their procedure.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Charlotte, NC patients considering wrinkle fillers or other nonsurgical ways to reduce wrinkles may worry about looking frozen or overly worked on following treatment. That is why finding an experienced doctor is so important.
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon and has focused his practice on the specialty since 1988. He is also double board certified and takes pride in giving patients results they are proud of. Be sure to contact his office today to schedule a consultation.