At middle age, your skin starts to look dry, your lips thin out, and lines around your eyes and mouth become more prominent. While these marks of aging can be thought of as distinguished signs of living a full life, wouldn’t you love waking up with a rosy, youthful glow to your skin? When you think of skin and facial treatments designed to improve your skin’s appearance, you might imagine facial peels, facelifts, Botox injections, and similar products. Have you ever considered – or heard of – dermal fillers? Read on to discover more about this service:

What’s the Difference Between Fillers and Botox?

Botox, or botulinum toxin, has received a lot of attention for creating a more youthful appearance both in Hollywood celebrities and “normal” people. These injections (which have been safely used for decades) will actually reduce muscle activity that causes wrinkles. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are injections of collagen-stimulating substances or hyaluronic acid, which will “plump up” the skin and make it look younger.

How Often Would I Receive Injections?

That depends on what you want. Because fillers are not a medicine – though they are administered by a medical professional – there is no medical need for them to be injected on a set schedule. If you want to look your best, however, you might need to get an injection every few months to every two years.

What Happens at My First Appointment?

Dermal fillers are considered to be a noninvasive service that requires minimal time to receive. A doctor or nurse who is trained in the injection of fillers will take you in for a consultation, get a sense of what you want to accomplish with the fillers, and set up a plan with you.

It’s best to speak with a qualified medical professional about whether or not fillers are the right choice for your skin. Contact Eugenia Berchenko, RN to discuss your options today!