Botox and Fillers: The Liquid Facelift

Every smile, frown and quizzical expression we make from the time we are a small child through our teens and adult years has an impact on our facial skin. Compounded with exposure to sun, toxins and the natural aging process, over time, these facial expressions can become etched on our faces, a tribute to every emotion we ever had. Wrinkles such as “crow’s feet” and laugh lines on our forehead can make us appear older, taking away our smooth, youthful skin. Fortunately, there are liquid treatments, such as Botox and dermal fillers, to reduce these lines and wrinkles, giving your face a younger appearance.

Why Wrinkles Form

Wrinkles are the result of a reduction of collagen and damage to elastin in the skin, a natural and unstoppable process that occurs as we age. Both collagen and elastin work together to keep skin supple, however, as collagen production decreases and exposure to elements such as sun, heat and cold damage the elastin, the skin becomes thinner and unable to rebound as it did in our youth. As your skin loses this elasticity, each expression made on your face, from a beautiful smile to a worried frown, can begin to leave lines and wrinkles where the muscles under your skin contracted.

Using A Liquid Facelift To Diminish Wrinkles

Wrinkles can be minimized by eating a healthy diet, exercise and limiting exposure to harsh elements such as the sun. However, there is no way to completely avoid these natural lines altogether, or bring back that elasticity of youth, through lifestyle alone. Both Botox and dermal fillers are used to reduce the appearance of these wrinkles, without undergoing invasive surgery for a cosmetic facelift. Each is a form of a liquid facelift, Botox working on wrinkles created from muscle contraction and fillers used for static wrinkles.

Botox. Botox is a purified version of Botulinum toxin A that is injected into the facial areas that contain wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Botox essentially paralyzes the muscle contractions that cause these wrinkles, leaving a smooth, youthful skin appearance. We offer Botox treatments at our center with our trained Skin NV specialists.

Dermal fillers. Static wrinkles, that are present even when the face is relaxed, can be reduced by adding dermal fillers that add volume to the skin and fill in the creases and lines. We offer several types of fillers, such as Perlane, Sculptra, Belotero, Restylane® and Radiesse® that each can offer fast, long-lasting wrinkle reduction.

Reducing the lines and wrinkles on your face can make your look ten, even twenty years younger, giving you back that smooth, glowing skin of your youth. While wrinkles may be unavoidable, you can diminish their appearance with a liquid facelift through Botox and dermal fillers at Skin NV. Give us a call today at 813.839.4141 to make your appointment and say good-bye to those lines and wrinkles!


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