Can BOTOX Make Me Look Younger?
May 1, 2022 | Archive
“Can BOTOX Make Me Look Younger?”
We get questions from potential patients who come to our Lenexa office for an aesthetic treatments because they want to look younger. We asked Dr. Margolin about his advice to patients who might have unrealistic expectations about aesthetic treatments. Dr. Margolin said, “I tell potential patients the truth: I am an M.D., not a magician. I understand that it’s natural for people to want to look their best. Everyone wants to look their best, so they feel their best. Aesthetic treatments like BOTOX can temporarily reduce lines and wrinkles but these treatments can’t make them look like they did in college or like their favorite supermodel.”
What Can Aesthetic Injectable Treatments Do?
Dr. Margolin explains aging skin like a piece of paper. “If you take a piece of paper and fold it in different ways repeatedly for decades, the paper would have permanent creases. This is what happens to our skin!” Injectable treatments like BOTOX and JUVEDERM can temporarily reduce aging signs by relaxing facial muscles and filling in certain areas.
What Is BOTOX?
This treatment reduces the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles, but it isn’t as dramatic as plastic surgery. But if a patient has an eyebrow crease or forehead lines, BOTOX can help. This treatment softens lines and prevents them from creasing your skin. But BOTOX can’t reduce lines and wrinkles caused by the loss of facial fullness. To remedy those issues, we use dermal fillers like JUVEDERM.
What is JUVEDERM?
Although it might not seem that way, we lose fat on the face, especially around the cheek area, as people age. Our faces lose fat, our skin sags, and the loss of facial volume forms laugh lines and other wrinkles.
One way to restore that facial volume is to use injectable fillers, also called dermal fillers. One type of filler, JUVEDERM, is made from a hyaluronic acid that adds fullness to the cheeks, restoring a more youthful appearance. JUVEDERM fillers are also used to plump up lips, which lose their fullness as we age. We also use JUVEDERM dermal filler to remove dark circles under the eyes. For certain patients, it can significantly impact their overall appearance.
Advice from Dr. Margolin
Physician Aesthetic Specialists founder Dr. Margolin tells our patients that BOTOX and JUVEDERM “make you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.” Contact Physician Aesthetic Specialists today for an appointment with Dr. Margolin at our practice in Lenexa, Kansas. You can also use the convenient online booking application to schedule an appointment.