How to Get Rid of Wrinkles with Dermal Fillers and Wrinkle Relaxers in Pittsburgh
BOTOX® has been a household name for decades, and for good reason! This wrinkle relaxer is an extremely effective wrinkle reduction treatment and typically yields visible results in just a matter of days. And while BOTOX® remains one of the most popular non-invasive treatments in the U.S., dermal fillers are quickly gaining popularity for their versatility and ability to create a more youthful appearance immediately.
With the popularity of injectables continuing to rise, you may find yourself wondering which wrinkle treatments in Pittsburgh to choose. Our answer? The best option for you is the one that works for your skin and aesthetic goals. Learn more about wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers, how they work, and common treatment areas below.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are available in a range of substances that can be injected just beneath the skin to boost the appearance of volume that is lost as we age.
Options for dermal fillers in Pittsburgh that are available here at Cosmetic Laser CentersSM include:
- Restylane® Lyft
- Restylane® Silk
- Restylane® Defyne
- Restylane® Refyne
- Juvéderm® Radiesse®
- Juvéderm® VOBELLA® XC
- Juvéderm® VOLLURE® XC
- Juvéderm® VOLUMA® XC
- Juvéderm® ULTRA XC
- Juvéderm® ULTRA PLUS XC
How to get rid of wrinkles with dermal fillers
As we age, the body’s ability to produce natural collagen and elastin in the skin lessens. As these cells lose their ability to produce more of those youthful components, the skin tends to become dryer, thinner, and therefore more prone to developing wrinkles. Many of the dermal filler options on the market today are made of the same substances found naturally in the body, making them a safe and incredibly effective wrinkle reduction option.
These fillers work by adding subtle volume just beneath the skin to lift and smooth targeted areas, so the results are seen immediately after treatment and leave no signs of scarring.
Common treatment areas include:
- Lines and/or wrinkles between the eyes
- Hollow cheeks
- Undefined jaw
- Crow’s feet
- Under-eye hollows
- Smile lines
- Lip lines
- Marionette lines
Benefits of dermal fillers
With the versatility of dermal fillers, notable results can be achieved without the cost, inconvenience, and uncertainty often associated with plastic surgery. Some of the benefits of dermal fillers include:
- Softening of facial lines, creases, and wrinkles
- Augmentation of shallow contours
- Reconstruction of contour deformities
- Increasing volume of thin lips
- Improve the appearance of atrophic scarring
- Decrease the appearance of undereye bags
- Restore facial symmetry associated with volume loss
What are wrinkle relaxers?
Wrinkle relaxers, also known as “neuromodulators,” work by utilizing botulinum toxin Type A, a neurotoxin that temporarily freezes muscles.
The two most widely-used wrinkle relaxers in the country are BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®, both of which we’re proud to offer in both of our Cosmetic Laser CentersSM locations.
How to get rid of wrinkles with wrinkle relaxers
By targeting facial muscles where wrinkles tend to develop, these neuromodulators allow the muscles to relax, soften expressions, and greatly reduce dynamic wrinkles.
While wrinkle relaxers such as BOTOX® and Dysport® won’t necessarily enhance the appearance of these facial parts, they will help to reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles, particularly in areas of the face where facial expressions can cause lines, such as between the eyebrows, the corners of the mouth, and around the eyes.
Common treatment areas include:
- Frown lines
- Smile lines
- Crow’s feet (wrinkles in the corners of the eyes)
- Forehead creases
- In between the eyebrows
Wrinkle relaxers such as BOTOX® are safe to use in conjunction with dermal fillers to achieve optimal results.
Benefits of wrinkle relaxers
Not only are wrinkle relaxers effective at improving the appearance of wrinkles, but they can also be used to treat a variety of concerns, such as:
- Jawline slimming
- Improve lipstick lines
- Smooth out chin dimpling
- Smooth bunny lines at the bridge of the nose
- Give the neck a younger appearance
- Migraines/extreme headaches
- Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)
Dermal fillers vs. wrinkle relaxers: Which is right for me?
As you can see, you have plenty of options when it comes to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while giving your skin a more lifted and youthful appearance. Identifying which is right for you is where having a trusted medical professional comes in. Here at Cosmetic Laser CentersSM, our highly trained, licensed physician assistant and nurse practitioner offer one-on-one consultations so you can create the best treatment plan for you together.
When scheduling your consultation, we have two locations for you to choose from. We have one in Pittsburgh, PA and another in Warrendale, PA – both convenient to Cranberry, Wexford, and Robinson Township. Pick whichever location is most convenient for you, and book your consultation or appointment online with us today. Or, if you prefer to call to make your appointment, you can reach our Pittsburgh location by calling 412-788-1331 or our Warrendale location by calling 724-269-2763. We look forward to helping you!