Thank you for your question dianalyn. There are a variety of cosmetic treatments that are available. For my patients I recommend treatments based on concerns. Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expressions. Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing work well for those with textural concerns. Fillers are ideal for those with volume loss. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
What would benefit my skin more? Botox or fillers or microdermabrasion? 53 years old (Photo)
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Treating your skin
What would benefit my skin more?
If you are new aesthetic interventions your head will probably spin when you discover the candy store of options out there. Your photo is a bit out of focus but the creases between your brows do stand out and you appear to be a great candidate for Botox, which can relax these muscles and smooth this area. Fillers add volume to deflated areas that come with age, and everything from medical skin care to laser resurfacing can benefit your skin. Surgical procedures also offer terrific options for rejuvenation.
Every patient finds their comfort level when it comes to price, downtime, risk, and results. It might be good to have a consultation that would offer you a glimpse at the full spectrum and then you can decide where you want to start.
Best of luck,
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What would benefit my skin more? Botox or fillers or microdermabrasion?
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
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What would benefit my skin more? Botox or fillers or microdermabrasion? 53 years old
I think a mix of both treatments would be best in this case. Perhaps you can get the fillers to treat some of the faults that are already fixed and permanent, and botox to treat the disfigurement of the face, forehead, and eyes; that way you will look younger and renewed. Microdermabrasion is something that you might consider to give your skin a youthful look.
Please consult a board certified plastic surgeon for further advice and the best, safest results.
Skin Rejuvenation (non-surgical) - Combination of Treatments Needed
Johnson C. Lee MD
Botox, Fillers, or Skin treatments
Dynamic wrinkles that form when muscles bunch up skin can be addressed with Botox.
Deep lines and folds can be addressed with fillers.
Sun damaged and loose skin can be addressed with skin care.
Using the appropriate amounts of each treatment will yield a pleasing, natural, and safe result. Too much of a single treatment can easily create an artificial appearance. It's ok to start slow. I recommend having a consultation so photos can be taken and your facial structure examined to determine what options are appropriate for you.
Botox or Fillers
Botox relaxes muscles which are causing wrinkles when you make an expression. If the lines between your brows are a concern, Botox is the place to start.
Fillers can help wrinkles too. However the real power of fillers is to help with the contours and proportions of your face. As we age our face tends to sink inward in certain areas. The long smooth curves of our face are replaced with hills and valley's that make us look older.
To be complete. Microdermabrasion is a good exfoliator which will help with your complexion (along with good skin care) but will make much less of a noticeable change than properly administered Botox or fillers.
Your best bet is to see an experienced cosmetic surgeon who can help you decide what is best for you.
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