Achieving or maintaining a fresh and youthful look does not necessarily mean a surgical procedure is a must. In fact, when it comes to cosmetic surgery, there are a host of minimally invasive and non-invasive options for patients seeking alternatives to surgery. Dr. Shervin Naderi, M.D. has a wide array of options available to his patients that do not require invasive procedures.
Among the many non-surgical treatments out there, injectables are by far one of the most popular. There are many different types of injectables currently available, with two primary differences between them: some injectables work by replenishing lost volume while others relax underlying muscles. Dermal fillers are the ones that add volume and they primarily treat static wrinkles like the nasolabial folds. Muscle relaxers like Botox treat dynamic wrinkles like crow’s feet and worry lines.
What is Botox Exactly?
Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide. While treatment is often associated with celebrities and models who want to maintain a more youthful appearance, there are plenty of people, both men and women and not celebrities, who seek Botox to achieve a younger, fresher look. In 2014, over 6 million Botox procedures were performed in the United States alone.
Botox is an injectable but it’s not a dermal filler. It is injected into the underlying muscles responsible for certain dynamic wrinkles, and it works by temporarily relaxing the muscle. It is ideal for treating worry lines, crow’s feet and bunny lines. Regular treatment with Botox can even help prevents future wrinkles and fine lines from forming by slowing down the use of the certain muscles that cause those wrinkles and lines to form. Results generally last three to four months and treatment can be repeated to maintain the look.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are often confused with Botox. It is a common mistake because they are both non-invasive injectable procedures. However, they work differently and target different problems. Dermal fillers work by adding volume to the desired area. They can be used to plump facial lines and creases like the nasolabial folds or add volume to the cheeks or lips.
There are many different types of dermal fillers available, including hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, as well as other fillers like Radiesse. They are generally performed in the office setting and take about 45 minutes to complete. The duration of results will vary based on the type of filler used, but they generally last six to nine months or longer. Treatment can be repeated as needed in order to maintain the results.
Injectable Treatments: Are They Right For Me?
Injectables can be a great option for individuals seeking a more youthful or enhanced appearance without undergoing surgery. They can also be a good first step allowing patients to preview the potential results that can be achieved through surgery before taking that plunge. There are many different types of injectables available designed to enhance different parts of the face.
These treatments are not considered permanent solutions so maintenance will require repeat treatments. Fortunately, there is little to no downtime associated with Botox and filler treatments so treatment fits easily into most people’s busy schedules.
How Do I Know Which Procedure Will Work Best For Me?
Determining which procedure is right for you is best done with the help of a quality plastic surgeon like Dr. Naderi. If you are considering treatment with fillers or Botox, a consultation appointment is the best next step. During the consultation, Dr. Naderi will talk about your concerns and goals for treatment, examine the areas of your face that you would like enhanced, and review your medical history. Based on his findings during the evaluation, he will recommend the best treatment course to help achieve your goals.
Dr. Naderi is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon and reconstructive surgeon who is well known and well regarded in the cosmetic surgery world. He has two offices, one in Maryland and the other in Virginia. Between the two offices, Dr. Naderi has patients come to visit him from all over the country and Canada to seek his cosmetic surgery skills. He continues his education on all the new techniques that are continuously evolving for the cosmetic surgery world and is committed to providing his patients with the best possible care.
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If you like what you have read so far and are interested in meeting Dr. Naderi and learning more about him or the procedures he has to offer for you, contact either of his offices (Reston, VA: 703-481-0002 or Chevy Chase, MD: 301-222-2020).