When most patients think about age reversal, they can assume that it necessarily involves surgery. But, thanks to advances in modern cosmetic treatment, it is now possible to get a more youthful appearance through non-surgical methods.
When it comes to non-surgical anti-aging options, patients have two main options: dermal fillers and Botox®. These two interventions are complementary but work on fundamentally different principles to enhance your appearance.
Dermal fillers seek to plump areas of your face that may have lost volume as you age, giving you a more youthful appearance. For instance, patients at Dr. Schalit’s practice will often use fillers to add cheek and lip volume.
Botox® works differently and is primarily for treating wrinkles. Instead of adding volume, it helps to relax the muscles around the eyes, forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, and nose to reduce skin creasing.
The FDA approves a variety of dermal filler products for use in patients in the US. Popular brands include Juvéderm, Juvéderm® Ultra XC, Juvéderm® Volbella, and Juvéderm® Vollure XC. Dr. Schalit injects each of these under the skin to add volume to specific target areas.
Juvéderm® original, for instance, is a hyaluronic acid-based filler that we use for lip augmentation and facial skin plumping. Juvéderm® Ultra XC is a long-lasting dermal filler that helps keep lips plump for upwards of a year. Juvéderm® Volbella is a special product for specifically enhancing the lips’ volume by encouraging the body’s natural collagen production. And finally, Juvéderm® Vollure XC is a type of filler that we use to help fill in the deep folds that stretch from the nose to the corners of the mouth (smile lines).
Botox® operates on a fundamentally different principle from dermal fillers. Instead of plumping, it relaxes the muscles that underlie the face to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Schalit injects a highly diluted form of the compound into target areas on your face, reducing the creasing of your skin when you make facial expressions. For this reason, medics will often refer to Botox as treating dynamic lines and wrinkles – those that appear when you smile or frown.
Botox® is one of the safest cosmetic procedures available. Millions of people receive these injections every year, and very few experience issues. The FDA approved cosmetic surgeons to use the compound in the late 1980s, and they have been using it to help countless people improve their appearance ever since.
Am I a Candidate for Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Treatments?
People with mild to moderate wrinkles are usually excellent candidates for Botox®. The intervention specifically targets the muscles that generate wrinkling in the face as you age.
Dermal fillers are helpful for people with thinning facial volume or naturally thin lips. Injections help to add volume to your pout or cheeks, giving you a more youthful appearance.
“”I have seen Dr. Schalit for the past two years. He does my botox and fillers, I just love his work. He is very kind and caring and really knows his stuff. I totally recommend Dr. Schalit.” *
If you have further questions about our anti-aging treatments, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida today. Call us at (386) 252-6438 or fill out our convenient online contact form.