Botox & Fillers
Botox® and filler injectables are two of the most rewarding cosmetic procedures because they usually provide immediate results – lifting cheeks, adding volume where needed, and diminishing lines and wrinkles. The team at Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery offer the experience and aesthetic skills needed to inject Botox and dermal fillers into the precise location to achieve your desired results. If you’d like to learn more about injectables, call their office in Metairie, Louisiana, or book a consultation online.
What is Botox®?
Botox consists of purified botulinum toxin. When it’s injected in muscles, it blocks nerve signals that make muscles contract. As the muscles relax, the wrinkles caused by the muscles are diminished or eliminated, effectively treating moderate to severe wrinkles and folds.
The types of wrinkles treated by Botox include:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead furrows
- Frown lines between eyebrows
- Bunny lines at the top of your nose
- Skin bands on your neck
What is XEOMIN®?
XEOMIN is another injectable form of botulinum toxin. Unlike Botox and Dysport, XEOMIN contains pure botulinum toxin without any additives. As a result, it eliminates the risk of an allergic reaction to added ingredients.
XEOMIN is approved to treat moderate to severe frown lines between your eyebrows. However, your doctor may consider using it to treat other facial lines and wrinkles.
How do dermal fillers diminish wrinkles?
Dermal fillers are injected under wrinkles, where they replace lost fat, add volume, and lift the treated area.
Dr. Barbara Bopp provides the following dermal fillers:
Juvederm is a family of hyaluronic acid fillers that add volume to cheeks, plump lips, and diminish fine lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is naturally made in your body, where it hydrates and adds volume to skin.
Made from hyaluronic acid, Restylane augments and lifts cheeks, adds volume to lips, and diminishes moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as laugh lines, deep frown lines in the forehead, and deep nasolabial folds that run from each side of your nose to the corners of your mouth.
Containing micro-particles of calcium hydroxylapatite, the same mineral found in your bones, Radiesse immediately plumps the area under deep lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth. Over time, it also stimulates collagen production, which strengthens and tightens skin.
Sculptra is different from other fillers because it doesn’t immediately diminish wrinkles. Instead, it gradually stimulates collagen production. Results appear over time as collagen restores volume and fullness.
Are there steps I should take before
having Botox and filler treatments?
Yes. For best results, Dr. Bopp advises that you discontinue the use of Aspirin, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as Aleve and Motrin, Omega’s (fish oil), Vitamin E, and St. John’s Wort two weeks prior to treatment.