New Life Medical & Aesthetics
Bariatric Surgeon & Aesthetics located in Bakersfield, CA
If you’re concerned about wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging, you may want to consider Botox® and dermal filler treatments to restore your youthful appearance.* Nirav Naik, MD, FACS and the team at New Life Medical & Aesthetics in Bakersfield, California, offer a variety of cosmetic injectable treatments to help you look your best and feel confident. Call New Life Medical & Aesthetics or schedule an appointment online today.
Botox and Fillers Q & A
What Is Botox®?
Botox is the leading injectable cosmetic treatment in the United States. It’s been FDA-approved since 2002 to reduce wrinkles and fine lines on your forehead, between your eyebrows, and around your eyes.
Botox is derived from the botulinum toxin. The serum works by temporarily paralyzing the small facial muscles that control your facial expressions and make folds in your skin. When those muscles stop moving, the skin that covers them also relaxes, reducing your wrinkles and fine lines.
The effects of Botox are temporary. However, over time and with regular touch-up treatments, your muscles will become accustomed to moving less, which will extend the amount of time between your appointments.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are another type of injectable cosmetic treatment. Dermal fillers use gels, including hyaluronic acid and collagen, to replace volume loss in your skin. A wide range of products is available. The team at New Life Medical & Aesthetics uses dermal fillers to address several signs of aging, including:
- Lines around your mouth and nose
- Wrinkles and folds around your eyes
- Volume loss in your lips
- Contouring your cheeks or chin
Your provider injects the dermal filler into your skin and gently massages it into place. The effects of dermal fillers can last for up to 18 months, depending on factors that include the location of your injections, the type of filler used, and your lifestyle.
What should I expect during a Botox or dermal filler treatment?
The specialists at New Life Medical & Aesthetics provide highly personalized cosmetic injectable treatments. Before beginning any treatment, your provider carefully studies your face and your skin to determine the best places to make your injections.
They clean your face, and if you have sensitive skin or are nervous about needles, they can apply a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort. Your provider can complete a Botox session in around 20 minutes. Dermal filler treatments require a little bit more time as your provider makes small injections and checks their progress frequently to ensure you end up with a natural, youthful appearance.
Every surgery or procedure poses a potential risk to your health, life, and well-being. Dr. Naik does everything he can to reduce the risks associated with your procedure. He also explains all the benefits and risk of your treatment and will answer your questions thoroughly to help you make the best decision about medical and surgical treatments for your health and wellness.
If you’re concerned about wrinkles and other signs of aging, call New Life Medical & Aesthetics or schedule a consultation online today.
*Individual results may vary.