Do you suggest Botox or fillers? (photos)
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Fillers for depressions on upper cheeks, and smile lines.
Injection of a filler, such as Juvederm Voluma, in the upper cheek depressions will restore youthful fullness of the upper cheek. If you are thin, even at the age of 23 years, you may have insufficient fat under the skin to maintain a youthful shape of your cheeks. The lines from the corners of your mouth to the nose (called nasolabial grooves) will be lifted, and improve when Juvederm Voluma is injected in the upper cheek depressions. If the nasolabial lines are not completely corrected by treating the upper cheeks, Juvederm Ultra could be injected directly in the nasolabial area as well.
In addition, I would suggest a series of chemical peel with salicylic acid or microdermabrasion series to improve the texture of your skin which appears uneven and bumpy in the photos. Please consult with a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist or dermatologic surgeon.
Botox and Filler to Elevate Drooping Skin
Thank you very much for your question and photographs. From your pictures, you appear to be an excellent candidate for a noninvasive treatment with injectibles like Botox or dermal fillers. Botox Cosmetic is an excellent option for reducing fine facial lines, cause by repetitive muscle movement and expressions. Used in conjunction with dermal fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane, you can have a ‘liquid facelift’ that would elevate your drooping tissue and plump lax skin. My recommendation is that you schedule a consultation appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon, who has experience with noninvasive techniques and injectibles. He/she will perform an in-person evaluation and present your options.
Lines and Dark Circles
Thank you for your question. In my opinion you could use a good chemical peel for the dark circles. I would also recommend some sort of filler such as Juvederm/Restylane for the what you call "droop resting face". And since the fillers are not permanent if you did not like the look, it is only temporary. But this is a good choice for your age to boost confidence. Please consult a Board Certified Specialist in your area.
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Fillers to your nasolabial folds
Based on your photos, you are describing dissatisfaction with the appearance of your nasolabial folds and per ioral lines. These areas are best addressed with fillers and not Botox. Fillers help restore volume and re contour areas of the face. The most popular, and safest, class of filler are hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Perlane/Restylane. Botox is helpful for dynamic wrinkles, the lines that form when you smile and animate your face. A conservative amount of fillers at this age should not negatively affect your face down the line. With each treatment, there is a very small risk of infection and temporarily you may have some mild bruising and swelling. Fillers are not permanent and you also have to consider cost. Good luck!
Botox and fillers
Do you suggest Botox or fillers?
Botox and Fillers
A combination of Botox and fillers would work very well for your wrinkles. You should also look into Thermage since this will help you produce new collagen and tighten the skin as well. Best, Dr. Green
Botox or fillers?
Thanks for your photos and questions. Most often young patients are good candidates for Botox and fillers, but it needs to be done in a subtle fashion. Young people need very little. I suggest you meet with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your injection options as well as skin care. Getting on an aggressive skin care regime EARLY, typically yields the best results.
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