Turning 60; I have decided to have some fillers/botox. What would you suggest? (Photos)
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Botox injections can address several issues
One of the most common uses for botulinum toxin is for the cosmetic treatment of vertical frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. Botox injections are also used to treat medical conditions such as twitching or spasm of the eyelid, muscle spasms in the face and body, incontinence, excessive sweating, and migraines. Botox is injected into muscles where it blocks nerve impulses to those tissues. The muscle activity that causes the frown lines is reduced, and you’re left with a smoother look. Without a contracting muscle beneath it, the skin is not able to wrinkle. You can expect the results to last 3 – 6 months. There is no age limit for getting treated with Botox. If you have animation lines that cause wrinkles with movement of certain facial expressions Botox can and will help relax those muscles. More than age, other factors that should be considered, if you are a good candidate for Botox: allergic reactions to Botox itself, having a skin infection or other condition in the injection area, having a nerve or muscle disorder, having breathing problems, such as asthma, having difficulty swallowing, having bleeding issues, having drooping eyelids, if you’re taking or have recently taken certain medications.
It's a nice Birthday gift you are giving yourself. Firstly, you need to sit down with your practitioner and determine your areas of concern. Together you can come up with a plan that will give you a more rejuvenated appearance with the 2 products. Typically in your age group, patients require filllers in the upper face to fill the deflated cheek area. This will improve the lower face by default. Your eyes are very large and your brows are very high. You have very few wrinkles. I don't see the need for Botox from the pictures you posted. A more detailed evaluation in front of a mirror with your practitioner is the best way to go. The most important thing is to be comfortable with the choices you make after discussion with your provider.
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Fillers and botox suggestions?
No good practitioner should make suggestions to you. You should mention the areas you are concerned about / do not like. A good practitioner will then tell you what treatments are available and there pro and cons.Botox is good in the upper half of the face for lines in the brow and to lift the eyebrows.filler can be used in many ares examples are to turn up the corner of the mouth or to soften lines under the eyes and lines from the nose to the corner of the mouth.
Don't be pushed into anything and take time to look at some before and after images on here to gain an idea of what can be achieved with these treatments.best wishes
Looking younger at sixty
Combination treatment with Botox and fillers for facial rejuvenation
Congratulations on turning 60 and thanks for the great question. The photos are somewhat limited mainly because of the lighting which hides shadows, lines and wrinkles. However, almost certainly I would consider Botox into the upper face to help with frown lines, forehead lines and crow's feet. The Botox injection around the eyes can open up the eyes giving a refreshed appearance to your face. I would also consider Belotero or Restylane injection around the eyes to help with the hollowing and dark circles, and tear trough volume loss. You have also lost volume at the midface which can be replaced with a filler such as Voluma, Restylane Lyft, and Radiesse. Finally, I would consider filler injection to the corners of mouth, marionette lines, and prejowl area. Topical skincare including sunprotection, antioxidant, and retinol are a must. Nonsurgical skin tightening options such as radiofrequency or ultrasound would also be helpful. Most importantly, I recommend an in-person evaluation with an experienced aesthetic physician.
Botox and Fillers for Facial Rejuvenation
Thank you for your question cazzmoi. Botox and fillers work well for facial rejuvenation. Botox can be used between the frown lines, on the upper forehead, and on the crows feet. Fillers such as Voluma can be used to restore the youthful apple of the cheek. Restylane works well for the tear trough area to improve hollowing under the eyes. Juvederm works well in the smile/laugh lines (nasolabial folds). Kybella is a great treatment to improve the double chin. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Injectables for Facial Rejuvenation
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