Every year you make preparations for the holidays, including decorating your house, sprucing up your wardrobe, and breaking out the good china, but have you ever thought about your face? We’re not talking about makeup, which only covers your facial flaws, but rather the amazing benefits you can get from minimally invasive injectables that make a big difference in a short time.
If you want to get your face ready to impress family and friends this holiday season, there’s still time to make a change that everyone will notice. Adrienne O’Connell, DO, at Laguna Beach Aesthetics in Laguna Beach, California, can help you face the holidays with smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin through safe and effective injectables.
Dermal fillers are injectable solutions that typically contain hyaluronic acid, a substance your body already produces. There are several brands available, as the treatment has become more and more popular. Dr. O’Connell prefers the Juvéderm® line of products for its ability to address multiple types of wrinkles all over your face.
If your lips are thinning and showing a few vertical lines around the edges, Juvéderm fillers plump them up. If your cheeks are drooping and you have bags under your eyes, this dermal filler replaces the volume you’ve lost over the years due to reduced collagen production. The results last for up to a year, and you can come in for touch-ups if and when you need them.
You’ve probably heard about the neuromodulator Botox® over the years, but if you’ve never tried it, you might be concerned about what it is and what it does. After all, it is derived from a toxin that can kill you in large doses. But in the right hands and the right amounts, it can do amazing things both medically and aesthetically. It was originally used to treat eye spasms, and it’s now a standard treatment for conditions such as neck muscle spasms, migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and overactive bladder.
Botox’s ability to smooth out wrinkles was a serendipitous discovery, but once uncovered, its use as a treatment for expressive dynamic facial lines took the aesthetic industry by storm. It’s still the number one minimally invasive cosmetic treatment in the country with more than 7.6 million performed last year alone.
But Dr. O’Connell doesn’t limit your choice to Botox — she also offers similar neuromodulators Xeomin® and Dysport®. While these are also based on botulinum toxin A, the manufacturing processes are slightly different, as are the doses, which means one may be more suitable for you than the others. Dr. O’Connell guides you through your choices based on your unique needs and goals.
Dermal fillers and neuromodulators are incredibly effective, but they each specialize in one kind of wrinkle or another. What one solves, the other can’t and vice versa. Fortunately, the two types of injectables are completely compatible, and even help one another last longer. So if you have creases on your forehead, between your brows, and around your eyes because of all the facial expressions you’ve made over the years, and you have crepey, wrinkled skin because you’ve lost fat and collagen, a combo treatment is a perfect solution.
The holidays are coming, get your face ready. Contact us by calling our office or booking your appointment online today!