Clear Lake Dermatologists Serve Patients Requiring Botox® and Injectable Fillers in Webster, League City, Friendswood and Pasadena, TX
People who are interested in looking younger and removing the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet, often wonder whether Botox® or injectable fillers might be right for them. Advantages and disadvantages exist for each type of procedure, so patients in Houston, League City, and the surrounding Bay Area who are considering one of these procedures should contact Clear Lake Dermatology.
Botox® is a patented formula used to lessen the creases between a person’s eyebrows or deep wrinkles in the forehead. It works by partially paralyzing the muscles in that facial area so that creases are not noticeable. This method can be an ideal choice for people with moderate wrinkles that become more noticeable whenever squinting or frowning.
Injectable fillers can be used in a variety of areas including the cheeks, lips, and underneath the eyes. These do not paralyze the muscles but instead fill in creases so they are less noticeable. One of these treatments can be a better choice for people who have deep wrinkles or multiple areas that need to be improved. Fillers can also be a viable solution for filling in acne scars or creating fuller lips, as well.
Dermal Fillers and Injectable Procedure
Both procedures are performed as outpatient surgery at our office. Before the injections take place, a technician might apply a small amount of numbing gel to the indicated area. Once the area becomes numb, a needle will be inserted just underneath the skin so that the product can be delivered to the correct area. It takes around 30 minutes to complete injections of Botox® or dermal fillers.
Dermal and Injectable Fillers Post-Treatment
Patients run a higher risk of complications with Botox® than with other injectable fillers. Some of the side effects of Botox® include flu-like symptoms ranging from a cough to muscle aches. Side effects from injectable fillers are usually mild and include itching and light swelling near the injection site.
Dermal Fillers and Injectables for Skin Cancer
People sometimes wonder if there is a connection between Botox® and other injectable fillers and skin cancer. Clear Lake Dermatology would like to reassure all its patients that Botox® and other injectable fillers have been used safely for a number of years and there has never been an established link between them and skin cancer.