Premier Wellness and Aesthetics Center
Smooth Your Wrinkles
ooking in the mirror and seeing lines, even while your face is at rest, isn’t ideal. In fact, wrinkles and lines affect the self-esteem of many men and women from young adulthood onward. At Premier Wellness & Aesthetics Center in Union Square, San Francisco, Harlan L. South, MD, provides cosmetic injections of Botox® and dermal fillers to smooth your wrinkles without freezing your entire face. If you’re interested in Botox or fillers, book your consultation with Dr. South by phone or online today.
Botox and Fillers Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is a popular neurotoxin injection. While it has many uses in medicine, most patients know it as the go-to wrinkle relief treatment. In a quick 10-minute treatment with no downtime, Dr. South at Premier Wellness & Aesthetics Center carefully injects the drug near your facial wrinkles and lines.
Botox specifically treats dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles appear as you move your face to speak, eat, and make facial expressions, deepening over time as your skin loses the collagen that helps it hold its structure. Eventually, you might see them even while your face is at rest.
Botox works against dynamic wrinkles by freezing the muscles in your face and stopping them from making the slight flexions that lead to permanently visible wrinkles. Botox is effective on:
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
The amount of botulinum toxin in Botox is small and strategically placed so that it doesn’t limit your ability to make facial expressions.
How long does Botox last?
In general, Botox wrinkle relief lasts for about four months. However, everyone’s bodies are different, so your injections may last longer or shorter than the average. Don’t want to see your results go? You can book follow-up treatments with Dr. South to touch up your wrinkle-free look.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm Volbella®, Juvéderm Voluma®, Kybella®, and Dysport®, reduce signs of aging differently than Botox. These fillers add volume to sunken areas of your face, restore facial symmetry, plump your lips, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Dr. South injects fillers just beneath your skin to help you achieve desirable results. These results last 6-24 months depending on the type of filler you receive.
Who can get Botox and fillers?
The first step in your Botox treatment is to find out if you’re a candidate for the injections. Dr. South speaks with you about your medical history and asks about your treatment expectations. He may decide that you’re a candidate for cosmetic Botox or filler injections if you:
- Want to see fewer lines on your face
- Have generally good health
- Have realistic goals
- Aren’t pregnant
- Don’t have an active skin infection
- Don’t have a chronic muscle or nerve condition
- Aren’t allergic to the product
If Botox or fillers are the wrong choice for you for any reason, Dr. South helps you review the full menu of aesthetic treatments at Premier Wellness & Aesthetics Center and find one that safely reaches your goals, such as laser skin care or platelet-rich plasma.
To find out for yourself why Botox or dermal fillers are incredibly popular for treating fine facial lines, call Premier Wellness & Aesthetics Center or book a consultation online today.
* Individual results may vary.