As people age, our skin loses hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally-occurring substance in the body, most commonly found in the joints and in the fluid around the eyes. As a result of this gradual loss of hyaluronic acid, wrinkles and lines will sometimes form in the facial area, creating an aged look that many people would prefer to do without.
To counteract this loss of hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers can be injected into the skin to temporarily smooth out those lines, dramatically enhancing the overall aesthetic of the facial area.
One of the most popular dermal fillers is Botox, which is a product that’s been around since the 1990’s, and which has been used successfully to treat wrinkles, with no negative short or long term side effects. It is delivered virtually painlessly to the skin via injection. The recovery period is very brief.
Because it is a temporary solution, follow-up visits with Dr. William Pippin are part of the treatment protocol. Depending upon the situation, visits are recommended every three to six months, to help ensure no recurrence of lines and wrinkles.
By relaxing the muscles, which cause wrinkles, Botox therapy results in a significant improvement in the facial area, wiping away years of ‘anxiety wrinkles’ around the eyes, lips, and cheeks. In less than a week, a remarkable transformation can occur, with a younger version of yourself looking back at you in the mirror.
While some mild discomfort during treatment is a possibility, most patients feel only a slight prick from the injection, with little or no subsequent soreness or bruising. If any discomfort is felt, your local Sevierville, Tennessee dental team will recommend a remedy that will have you feeling better in no time.
The facial muscles which are relaxed during a dermal filler treatment normally regain their original strength in less than six months, at which time the lines and wrinkles might reappear. To prevent this from happening, a follow-up visit with Pippin Dental Care can be scheduled to reinforce the original treatment, and restore that wrinkle-free look.