As we get older, fine lines begin to naturally form around our mouth. Many people want to do something about it and wonder if a botulinum injection is the best treatment. While this treatment is effective for wrinkles that are caused by facial expression, it is not as effective for resting lines like those around the mouth. Dermal fillers are a wonderful way to smooth these lines and wrinkles and restore volume to the area around the mouth.
Dermal filler is made of hyaluronic acid (HA). This sugar us something that naturally occurs in the body, but as we age, the amount of HA in the skin decreases. The injection works by filling in the wrinkles with the HA, which adds volume and tautness to the skin, bringing on a youthful appearance. While botulinum toxin works by paralyzing the area around a wrinkle to erase it, dermal fillers work by filling in the missing hyaluronic acid.
There are many factors that can determine if a patient is eligible to receive this treatment. The results from a dermal filler treatment can last anywhere from three months to a year, dependent on many factors. It is important to let us know any allergies or health issues you currently have. In particular:
Dermal fillers are a prescribed treatment. If you think you could benefit from a dermal filler treatment, call us to set up a consultation today.
Dr. Keith Shankle, DDS of Dental Care of Muskogee is dedicated to providing complete dental care to his patients whether it's a routine...