If you are considering injectable skin treatments but are unsure which option is best for you, Dr. David Passaretti can review your unique cosmetic goals to determine the appropriate course of action. At our practice, we offer a variety of dermal fillers, including JUVEDERM®, Perlane®, and Sculptra® in addition to BOTOX® Cosmetic to meet our patients varying needs. We are committed to personalized care, which is why we provide a private consultation for each Darien, CT, patient to answer injectable FAQs and address any concerns. Based upon the area of treatment you would like to address, we can help you choose the right injectable for your needs, so you can achieve a brighter, more youthful appearance.
Am I a Candidate for Injectable Skin Treatments?
If you wish to address fine lines, wrinkles, or volume loss, you may be a candidate for injectables. To qualify, you should have healthy skin, be in good overall health, and not be pregnant or nursing. Current infections, eczema, severe acne, and similar conditions may impact your eligibility.
Based upon the area of treatment you would like to address, we can help you choose the right injectable for your needs.
What Causes Facial Wrinkles?
Facial wrinkles are caused by a variety of factors, including age, muscle expression, and environmental factors. As you age, your body produces less collagen. This protein is responsible for moisture retention and cell renewal. As production decreases, your skin will become increasingly less supple.
What Is the Difference between BOTOX and Dermal Fillers?
BOTOX and dermal fillers are designed to address different areas of the face. BOTOX can reduce wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes. Dermal fillers can reduce signs of aging around the mouth and nose. In many cases, fillers can also increase volume in the lips and cheeks for a more youthful appearance.
In addition, these injectable treatments function differently. BOTOX blocks nerve signals and muscle movements, preventing the wrinkles that form from habitual expressions. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, can boost volume and build up recessed areas of the face, while promoting collagen production.
How Do I Know Which Dermal Filler Is Right for Me?
To determine the right treatment for your needs, Dr. Passaretti can conduct a comprehensive consultation, reviewing the areas of concern, the degree of correction required, your budget, and your overall health.
Will the Injections Hurt?
Your injectable treatment should involve little to no discomfort. Often, Dr. Passaretti can apply a topical anesthetic to your skin beforehand, so you should feel nothing more than a slight pinch during the procedure.
What Are the Side Effects?
You may experience some swelling, bruising, and inflammation for a few hours to days at the site of the injections. However, cold compresses and non-prescription medications are typically sufficient to alleviate discomfort.
Will I Have Limited Facial Expressions after BOTOX?
No, Dr. Passaretti can precisely administer your injections at strategic locations. As such, he can achieve stunning effects while still preserving your normal expressions.
Is There Downtime?
Injectables do not require downtime, and you can return to your regular routine immediately after your appointment. However, for several days following treatment, you should avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible.
When Will I Notice Results?
BOTOX results will typically begin to appear two to three days after the procedure, though it may take up to two weeks before the final effects are visible. With most dermal fillers, the results are immediately apparent. However, if you choose Sculptra, you will usually need two to three rounds of treatment, so you may not see final results for about six weeks.
How Long Will Results Last?
The effects of BOTOX can last up to four months, and the results of JUVEDERM can last up to nine months or longer. The effects of Perlane and RADIESSE® can persist for up to one year, while the results of Sculptra can remain for up to two years. Our team can also advise you on the best way to maintain filler results for as long as possible.
Contact Our Office
If you have additional questions about injectable skin treatments, Dr. Passaretti can assist you during your personalized consultation. To schedule your appointment at our practice, contact our office online or call us at (203) 642-1891.
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