Surgical procedures like face and brow lifts can turn back the hands of time for men and women alike. But what treatments exist for patients who are either averse to surgery or have only minor lines and wrinkles? Injectable treatments like BOTOX and dermal fillers can be effective and appealing alternatives to surgery, especially for those who are noticing the first signs of aging. Ask your plastic surgeon about the benefits of injectables for facial enhancement.
- No Incisions or General Anesthesia: Unlike surgical procedures that require general anesthesia and incisions, injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers are minimally-invasive and administered on an outpatient basis. Your plastic surgeon may utilize a topical anesthetic or combine a sedative into the injectable for additional comfort, but these methods do not carry the same risks as those associated with undergoing general anesthesia. Additionally, the lack of incisions means that you will not have to contend with a prolonged recovery period, possible scarring or other surgical complications.
- Quick Treatment Sessions: Depending on the area being treated, injectables can be administered in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. For this reason, many patients are able to achieve a revitalized, more youthful appearance right after work or during a lunch break.
- No Downtime: Another benefit of injectable treatments is the lack of recovery time required following treatment. Most individuals who undergo Botox or dermal filler injections are able to return to their daily activities immediately after treatment.
- Visible Results: Botox injections can last up to four months, and many dermal fillers can last between nine months to one year. Botox can be used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of crow’s feet, lines between the eyebrow, and other wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movement. Dermal fillers help to add volume or definition to the face, including reducing the appearance of nasal labial lines, diminishing marionette lines, and adding volume to shallow facial contours.
For more information about surgical and non-surgical facial enhancements, contact Dr. Yarish. Dr. Scott Yarish is a leading, board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston with over sixteen years of experience and expertise in surgical and non-surgical procedures. Contact us today at (713) 469-3449 to schedule a consultation.
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