If fine lines, facial folds, hollow cheeks, or thin lips have made you avoid mirrors lately, Sharon Gertzman, DO, and her team at Serenity Medical Spa in Pennington, New Jersey, offer injectables, an excellent noninvasive answer to your problems. Whether it’s frown lines, folds around your nose and mouth, thin lips, or something else, neurotoxins like Botox® or dermal fillers like Restylane® can help. Use the online appointment maker to book your free consultation now, or call Serenity Medical Spa to schedule today.
Neurotoxins are injectable treatments for dynamic wrinkles, the ones that appear due to muscle movement. Neurotoxins generally treat wrinkles in three places:
Fillers are injectable treatments for static wrinkles, the ones that develop because of the gradual loss of collagen and elastin over time. Dermal fillers add volume in the following areas:
Dermal filler longevity varies widely based on the type of filler and where it's injected.
Serenity Medical Spa offers three neurotoxin treatments:
All of these neurotoxins have the same ingredient: botulinum toxin A. However, there are minor differences among them. Xeomin contains only botulinum toxin A, while Botox and Dysport both have additives.
In some rare cases, patients grow resistant to Botox or Dysport over time because they start producing antibodies to the additives. In these cases, Xeomin can still work because it's pure.
Another difference is how long the neurotoxin takes to go into effect. Dysport takes as little as two to three days. Botox takes as little as 24-48 hours, but can also take as long as a week. Xeomin usually takes the longest to go into effect at a minimum of three to four days. All three of these neurotoxin injectables last three to four months on average.
Serenity Medical Spa offers a range of fillers to meet all your volume and plumping needs. Options include:
Hyaluronic acid fillers contain synthetic hyaluronic acid, just like what your body makes on its own. Options include:
Radiesse® contains calcium-based microspheres that add volume and also trigger your body to make new collagen for ongoing skin support. Radiesse adds volume to the mid-face area, but can't go in your lips. It lasts for around a year.
Sculptra™ has poly-L-lactic acid that takes effect over time. Sculptra can add volume to your middle face, but it isn’t for use in your lips. It lasts for up to two years.
Find out which filler is right for you during a free consultation. Book online, or call the office now.