Fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging aren’t just something you have to tolerate. At Laser MD Cosmetics in Long Beach, California, Dennis L. Clark, MD, offers Botox® and dermal filler treatments to smooth creases and fill in hollow contours so you regain a more youthful appearance. To find out how these minimally invasive treatments offer quick, effective results, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
Botox is an injectable, purified toxin that temporarily reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox is FDA-approved and well-studied, and it’s approved for use in more than 96 countries.
Botox is best used on horizontal forehead lines, vertical frown lines between the brows, and crow’s feet around the eyes. The injectable works by halting the muscle activity under the skin that leads to wrinkling and creases.
Dr. Clark also uses Botox to effectively treat migraines.
Dr. Clark and his team use dermal fillers to literally fill in areas of your face that have sunken and hollowed out with the passing years. Dermal fillers contain ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, that increase hydration and plumpness.
As you age, you lose the subcutaneous fat that sits just under the skin and gives youthful skin volume. The loss of this fat also makes your muscles sit closer to the skin, which amplifies wrinkles.
Dermal fillers available at Laser MD Cosmetics include:
These fillers can be used individually or combined to soften crow’s feet, vertical lip lines, and lines around your nose and mouth. Plus, the fillers can add fullness to the lips and add volume to the cheek area.
Botox and dermal fillers are injected using tiny needles in various areas of your face. Dr. Clark uses more than 10 years of experience with these injectables to determine exactly where to target and what types of fillers will give you a naturally more youthful look.
The results of these injections are subtle but effective. You won’t look like you’ve had “work” done. You’ll just appear refreshed and younger.
Application of the products does require the use of a needle, so you feel a pinch during treatment. Some dermal fillers contain lidocaine, a topical anesthetic, to help manage any discomfort. Most people find the facial injections tolerable, and the treatments are quick.
If you’re concerned about sensation, talk to Dr. Clark about using a topical numbing gel or ice prior to injection to ease discomfort.
To learn how you can achieve a more youthful look almost immediately with dermal fillers and Botox, call the office or book a consultation online.