- Posted on: Feb 15 2016
You may have friends or relatives who have tried Botox or fillers, but you must decide for yourself if either or a combination of both of those treatments are for you. Both are excellent treatments for skin rejuvenation and as a way to restore a youthful look.
At Utah Facial Plastics, you are in good hands. Dr. Thompson is highly trained in the use of dermal fillers and injectables and has been treating patients daily for over ten years in private practice. And here is the most important consideration for you: Dr. Thompson personally administers all fillers and injectables.
Dermal fillers plump the hollow areas of your face, especially those areas where fine lines and wrinkles have surfaced. It’s important not to confuse dermal fillers with Botox. Although both procedures involve injections, Botox is most often injected around the forehead and wrinkles and “crow’s feet” around the eyes to stop muscle movement that results in wrinkles. Dermal fillers can improve the texture of the skin or to sculpt certain facial areas, such as your lips or cheeks. Botox does not plump and smooth your skin. Many of our patients opt for a combination of Botox and dermal fillers, as together they can result in a remarkably younger-looking face.
At your dermal filler appointment, we will:
• Carefully evaluate your skin and facial appearance, taking into consideration your skin tone and facial features. Areas for treatment will be marked to serve as guide during the actual treatment.
• Prepare your skin. Before injecting the filler, the targeted areas will be cleansed with an antibacterial agent. An anesthetic ointment or local anesthesia may be administered to keep you as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure.
• Inject the filler. Injections are done with tiny needles and take just a few moments for each targeted site. The entire procedure usually takes 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of the area being treated.
• Discuss your recovery. Once the filler has been administered, your skin is cleansed again to remove any markings. While you may feel some discomfort, swelling, or tenderness in the area, ice packs and pain medications usually do the trick.
Call to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Thompson, today, and experience the youthful skin you deserve: (801) 776-2220.
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