In this day and age, women (and men!) everywhere are taking advantage of the growing trends in the aesthetics industry. Things like Botox, Facial Fillers, and cosmetic enhancement, in general, were thought of as your dirty little secret, and something to keep hidden from the rest of the world. However, the changing attitudes and mention of things like Botox or Restylane in mainstream pop culture, has given people a new level of comfort. At New York Aesthetics, Dr. Riskevich and his staff have seen a drastic increase in cosmetic patients looking to eliminate wrinkles or facial blemishes with some type of injectable. And while knowledge of these items is a lot more common, very few of New York Aesthetics patients have any actual knowledge of this subject. Most patients at Dr. Riskevich ‘s office know little more than the name Botox. Dr. Riskevich offers up the following knowledge of what exactly Botox is, and how Dermal Facial Fillers truly differ.
At New York Aesthetics, Dr. Riskevich has a number of patients who receive regular Botox or dermal filler injections. Now both of these may seem quite similar, as most dermal fillers, as well as Botox’, the main purpose is the removal of wrinkles, fine lines, and facial folds. Despite the lines being so blurred, here is exactly how they differ. Botox is a naturally occurring purified protein, known as the Botulinum toxin. This toxin is used to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and expression lines, because Botox simple works by temporarily relaxing the muscle, it has a number of other purposes as well, and doctors like Dr. Riskevich at aesthetic practices similar to New York Aesthetics have begun to use Botox in dozens of other procedures. From the treatment of hyperhidrosis (overactive sweating) to reducing the size of the chin and nose, or even in some cases, improving sexual dysfunction. Dr. Riskevich and the staff at New York Aesthetics offer Botox to many patients as it is extremely safe, and well known, having been tested and had a strong place in aesthetics for close to 20 years!
Dr. Riskevich and the staff at New York Aesthetics also work very closely with a number of dermal fillers, like Juvéderm, Restylane, or Radiesse. Dermal Fillers are similar in how they are performed, however, they generally are based on replenishing lost compounds and filling the space created by depleted compounds as a result of aging. Compounds like collagen and elastin, are lost with age and help keep the skin soft, supple, and tight, with that youthful radiant glow. Once these compounds are lost the skin becomes drier, thinner, and loses its ability to heal as well as naturally. Another such compound that diminishes is HA or Hyaluronic Acid; leaving the skin defenseless, and more susceptible to wrinkles, and facial volume loss. Dermal fillers are often Hyaluronic Acid-based, and once they are injected into the treatment area, they filler up to the area of lost volume, and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. This process helps to reduce wrinkles, enhance the skin’s look and feel, as well as give the skin a newfound hydrating radiance. Different filler types like the Juvéderm family of fillers work best on certain regions of the face or skin and are often developed in specific formulations to better enhance specific parts. This is a favorite of Dr. Riskevich and the staff at New York Aesthetics for its ability to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds, and marionette lines around the mouth. Fillers are also used for the lips and can sometimes be used on the body.
Both Botox and Dermal Fillers are injected and will greatly help enhance the skin. Their main difference comes from the mechanism of action they use, as Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscle responsible for wrinkles and fillers fill the space left behind, which create the wrinkles. For more information or to see which treatment works best for you and your corrective needs, contact Dr. Riskevich and New York Aesthetics today.