Choosing the Right Facial Rejuvenation Treatment for You

There has probably never been a better time to be in the market for facial rejuvenation treatments. After a long period of total market dominance by Botox® treatments, fillers have soared in popularity recently, giving patients more options for shaving years off of their appearance. 

The proof is in the numbers: from 2012 to 2017, the popularity of Botox and other injectables shot up 40.6%. From 2017 to 2018, the popularity of injectables rose another 5.1%. When you put it all together, nearly 10 million facial rejuvenation treatments are performed each year.

There are many positives to so many treatments being performed. Increased demand can help drive down costs, and when more people get rejuvenation treatments, it helps remove any stigma about getting elective cosmetic treatments. 

Demand can also push manufacturers to create superior and more varied products. On the negative side, it can also make it confusing when you decide you want to give facial rejuvenation a try. Which products should you choose?

Ready to try facial rejuvenation for yourself? Come see the family medicine and aesthetic team of Omar Aref, MD. Dr. Aref and the rest of our team will work with you to determine what treatments are right for you. With years of experience, Dr. Aref will make sure you receive the excellent treatment and care you deserve.

Filler basics

Facial fillers add contour and shape to the face. Fillers can be used in a variety of ways, including: 

 The vast majority of fillers are either collagen or hyaluronic acid. These two chemicals are naturally made by your body. The filler just provides an extra boost of the naturally occurring substance. 

Fillers are best for when you’re looking to restore volume. Where Botox erases wrinkles, fillers give a boost to sagging, deflated-looking skin. You’ll look less dry and more refreshed after a treatment.

Botox basics

Your facial muscles contract multiple times as you go about your day. You smile, raise your eyebrows when surprised, or squint to better see an object. As you age, these repeated movements build up and form wrinkles and fine lines.

Botox is made from a highly purified toxin that partially blocks the nerve pathways that allow these muscles to move. Contrary to popular belief, your face will not be frozen — the toxin does not totally paralyze the muscles. It will be more challenging to make those wrinkle-creating muscle motions, however.

Dr. Aref uses Botox to treat a large range of issues, including: 

 If there is a wrinkle to be smoothed or a fine line eliminated, Botox can get the job done.

What’s right for you?

When you are working with a qualified physician like Dr. Aref, there is no way to go wrong. While it may be tempting to look into cheaper treatments that some spas offer, you should always get injections done by a trained medical professional. The extra cost is well worth the level of expertise you’ll receive.

There is a reason Botox is the king of all facial rejuvenation treatments, however. While fillers can add volume and smoothness, nothing can match the wrinkle- and fine line-erasing power of Botox.

Botox results take anywhere from half an hour to a few days to appear, depending on the condition being treated. Typically, wrinkles vanish for 4-6 months. With just two to three treatments per year, it’s easy to incorporate Botox facial rejuvenation treatments into your beauty routine. 

Facial rejuvenation can help you get the younger, fresher look you desire. Dr. Aref and his team will make sure you get amazing results. Call or book an appointment at our Plant City office today. 

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