Botox & Fillers
The use of Botox (botulinum toxin) and dermal fillers is both an art and a science. When improperly done, Botox and fillers can actually exaggerate issues and problem areas rather than help them. Because of the Naaman Clinic’s environment of total patient care and focus on restoration, patients frequently come to Dr. Bailey in order to fix their brow drop or uneven dermal filler.
There are two types of wrinkles that occur with aging: dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by muscle movement, and static wrinkles, caused by the loss of soft tissue volume. Therapies to reduce dynamic wrinkles—such as those in the central brow—rely on relaxing the muscles that have cause the skin to crease over time. Botox and other medicines can be used to relax these muscles and therefore reduce the appearance of wrinkles.**
Other wrinkles are caused by the loss of collagen and dermal hyaluronic acid. These types of wrinkles (such as the nasolabial fold, or the line between the nose and the lip) can be improved using dermal filler substances to replace lost volume.** While fillers are great for an instant fix, most fillers are temporary and their effect fades over several months.
While the fading effect of fillers may sound negative, it is actually a positive, because as the skin ages and facial anatomy changes over time, a filler that is “permanent” would not appropriately adjust and is generally not considered safe. Furthermore, temporary hyaluronic acid fillers can be removed with injected medicine if the filler effect is not desirable or causes an unwanted reaction.
Botox and dermal fillers provide a safe and effective alternative to surgical treatment of wrinkles. Through Dr. Bailey’s skilled application, natural-looking results are easily achieved as skin is restored to a youthful appearance.