Botox And Dermal Fillers

Afato Medical Corporation -  - Primary Care Provider

Afato Medical Corporation

Primary Care Providers & Family Practice and Urgent Care located in Yuba City, CA

If you’re unhappy with your appearance because of premature wrinkles, facial creases, or crow’s feet, you may want to consider injections of Botox® or dermal fillers. At Afato Medical Corporation in Yuba City, California, primary care physician Fa’afouina Afato, MD, and the aesthetics team at the practice’s Radiant Aesthetics Medspa specialize in injectable treatments that make you look more youthful. Schedule your Botox and dermal fillers treatment by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.

Botox and Dermal Fillers Q & A

What are Botox and dermal fillers?

Botox is an injectable medication made from botulinum toxin that is FDA-approved for treating deep-set lines on your forehead and crow’s feet around your eyes.

The medication works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in your forehead that play a role in frowning, squinting, and smiling. Injections in specific areas around your brow line and eyes relax the muscle contractions to smooth out visible lines and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers are a treatment option for a variety of age-related skin flaws, including wrinkles, lines, and areas of lost volume that make you look older.

Many of the popular fillers the Afato Medical Corporation aesthetic specialists use are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body that’s important for healthy skin.

Injections of the gel-like acid hydrate your skin, filling in areas of lost volume, smoothing wrinkles, and tightening loose, lax skin.

How do I know if Botox and dermal fillers are right for me?

The aesthetic team at Afato Medical Corporation’s Radiant Aesthetics MedSpa can determine which treatment is right for you based on an analysis of your skin. 

You may be a candidate for Botox injections if you want to smooth out the wrinkles and creases across your brow line and around your eyes. The team injects small amounts of Botox into precise locations around your eyes and forehead.

If you look older than your age because of slack skin or sunken cheeks, dermal fillers may be right for you. 

The aesthetic team injects specific amounts of fillers into the areas around your cheeks, mouth, and nose to fill in areas of lost volume and improve the natural contours of your face. They can also use dermal fillers to redefine and plump up your lips.

When will I see results from Botox and dermal fillers?

Following injections of Botox, you may see an immediate difference in the severity of your wrinkles and creases. 

However, it takes time for you to achieve the full benefit of Botox injections and many people notice optimal results within 48 hours of treatment. The effects of Botox can last up to four months.

The results of dermal fillers are typically instant. In the days after your injections, your results become even more pronounced. Depending on the injectable you receive, you can expect your results to be long-lasting, sometimes for a year or more.

To find out more about which dermal fillers are right for you or to learn more about Botox, call Afato Medical Corporation or request an appointment online today.