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Botox and Fillers — A Powerful Anti-Aging Combination

There have never been more opportunities to look and feel your best, whether you’re in your twenties or reaching your golden years. From topical treatments and products to minimally invasive, non-surgical cosmetic services, beautiful and healthy skin is within reach. If you have started to notice common signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles and looser, sagging skin, we can help. Dr. Rick J. Smith and our team offer a range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic and anti-aging treatments at our office in East Lansing, Michigan.

Achieve a youthful look with Botox and dermal fillers

Botox injections have become a staple of aesthetic and anti-aging treatments over the past decade. In addition to relaxing the fine lines and wrinkles that start to develop as early as the 20s or 30s for some people, Botox is also used as a preventive measure by many men and women looking to stall the clock on the aging process.

How Botox works

Botox treatments are a quick and minimally invasive solution for tighter and smoother looking skin. As the most expressive part of the body, the muscles in your face control everything from smiling and frowning to squinting. Over time, this begins to take a physical toll in the form of crow’s feet, smile and frown lines, bunny lines (between the eyebrows), and forehead wrinkles. 

Botox injections work by temporarily blocking the signals in the nerves that control certain expressions and movement, causing the lines and creases to relax and soften. The result is smoother, tighter skin. 

The results from a single treatment typically last for several months depending on the person. Many people find that the lines and wrinkles appear more relaxed and subtle with ongoing Botox treatments. The effects are temporary and subtle, so you can experiment without making a long term commitment to see if the treatment is right for you.

How dermal fillers work

Like Botox, fillers are designed to give your skin a boost against the aging process. As you age, your body produces less collagen. Fillers like Juvederm® offer a non-surgical alternative. In the past, plastic surgery procedures like facelifts were one of the few options available to reverse the signs of aging and counteract the effects of loose and sagging skin around the face and neck. 

Juvederm fillers add volume to hollow cheeks and can fill out deep lines and wrinkles to give your skin a fuller, more youthful look. Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced by the body and has become a staple of many cosmetic products and treatments to protect skin from dehydration and premature aging.

Combined with a good skincare routine and healthy lifestyle, Botox and dermal fillers can help you combat the signs of aging without drastically altering your natural appearance.

You can look and feel great at every age

Beautiful, youthful skin has never been easier to maintain. For more information about Botox and dermal fillers and to find the best cosmetic or anti-aging treatment for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.

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