Botox Cosmetic & Dermal Fillers in Scottsdale, Arizona
Many patients have questions about cosmetic procedures and dermal fillers in Scottsdale, Arizona. Wrinkle and facial treatment options are plentiful, and over-the-counter products claim to reduce wrinkles and plump up the skin. However, doctors have longer-lasting solutions to treat wrinkles and sagging skin. Botulinum toxin type A, also known as Botox, and dermal fillers last for months. Doctors use both to treat wrinkles, but each type has significant differences to consider. 
The Dermal Fillers and Injectables We Provide
At Arora Eye, we use Botox and a range of dermal fillers to treat facial wrinkles. We deliver both treatments by injection. It is a bacterial product that relaxes the muscles, and it’s been available to patients for more than two decades. Besides improving the skin, it has important medical uses: 
- It’s a treatment for neurological illnesses that cause muscle weakness.
- It’s also used to treat migraine headaches, overactive bladder, and sweat glands, e.g., hyperhidrosis.
Most Popular Botox Regions
Botox is an effective treatment for dynamic wrinkles. These troublesome wrinkles tend to deepen with age as we laugh, smile, and frown. They occur around the mouth, eyes, between the eyebrows, and the nasolabial folds that run from your nose to mouth. When you’re looking for Botox Scottsdale, contact Arora Eye. Our doctors use the injectable to relax the muscles close to the wrinkles. Botox reduces the muscles’ ability to move, thereby reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
Unlike injectables or dermal fillers, Botox isn’t used to plump up fine lines resulting from the breakdown of collagen. A Botox treatment is fast, and doctors can complete the procedure in a few minutes. Patients see results of Botox treatments within one to two weeks.
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Doctors use dermal fillers to treat facial wrinkles as well.  Doctors frequently use injectable dermal fillers to soften smile lines or plump lips  and cheeks. Doctors also use them to “youthify” the hands and to reduce the unsightly appearance of scars. Doctors inject both dermal fillers and Botox into the skin.  The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the following injectable dermal fillers, including:
- • Collagen (requires sensitivity test) is a temporary filler that softens lines and wrinkles for about four months. 
- • Hyaluronic acid is a temporary injectable dermal filler that lasts for six to 12 months. It has many uses. 
- • Radiesse (calcium hydroxylapatite) is a temporary injectable gel dermal filler that lasts up to 18 months.
- • Sculptra/Sculptra Aesthetic (poly-L-lactic acid) is a synthetic dermal filler treatment that lasts up to two years.
- • Bellafill (Polymethylmethacrylate, PMMA) is a permanent dermal filler. Doctors use it to add volume to the face and to correct acne scars, smooth wrinkles and fix nasolabial smile folds. PMMA microspheres (beads) stay in place and add a structural base to the facial skin.
Is Botox an Effective Treatment?
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAOS), most people see results from Botox cosmetic injections. You won’t see instantly noticeable results, however.
- • Most patients report results within one to two weeks from the injection date.
- • Side effects to Botox injections are slight: most patients report minimal side effects that go away in a short time.
- • Talk to the doctor about your health profile and any potential risks of using Botox to treat your wrinkles.
- • Downtime after your Botox treatment is negligible. Most patients continue their daily activities after receiving Botox.
- • Botox injections last up to four months. Schedule a treatment session to maintain your results.
Are Dermal Fillers Effective?
Dermal filler results typically last longer than Botox treatments. However, your results depend on the dermal filler you choose. Most dermal fillers offer temporary results. Schedule a follow-up treatment to maintain the effects of dermal fillers.
Do Dermal Fillers and Botox Have Side Effects?
Most patients experience no side effects from dermal filler or Botox injections. However, these treatments carry some risk of side effects. Discuss your pre-existing medical conditions with your doctor before receiving Botox or dermal filler treatments. Potential side effects of these treatments include:
- Bruising at the injection site
- Drooping eyelids (usually resolves in several weeks)
- Irritated, red eyes
The AAOS reports that only patients in good health are candidates for Botox treatments. Tell the doctor if you take blood thinners before receiving Botox. Doctors may ask you to discontinue some medication a few days beforehand to prevent bruises.
Don’t use this kind of treatment if you’re nursing or pregnant, have any facial muscle weakness, have thick or deeply scarred skin, or have multiple sclerosis (M.S.) or another kind of neuromuscular condition.
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