If you want younger-looking skin that’s hydrated, smooth, and line free, then dermal fillers and Botox® offer a quick, noninvasive solution. Carleo Capili, MD, and Regina Capili, MD, offer Botox and the Juvéderm® line of products to help you achieve a more youthful look. Call the office of Grapevine Medical & Surgical Center in Grapevine, Texas, to find out more about these cosmetic injectables and how they can boost your confidence.

Cosmetic Fillers Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified toxin that temporarily reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox halts the muscle activity that creates creases around your eyes (crow’s feet,) across your forehead, and between your eyebrows. Proper application from the doctors at Grapevine Medical & Surgical Center softens your look, but doesn’t make you appear “frozen.” Botox is well-researched and has been confirmed effective and safe in numerous studies. It’s also FDA-approved.

What are dermal fillers?

At Grapevine Medical & Surgical Center, the doctors offer Juvéderm, which is a hyaluronic acid-based filler, to fill in hollow facial contours, plump your lips, and fill in lines and wrinkles.

As you age, your production of hyaluronic acid drops. Hyaluronic acid helps boost the smooth, plump appearance of your skin. Juvéderm restores hyaluronic acid so your skin returns to a more youthful-looking state.

What areas can be treated with dermal fillers?

Botox is valuable for treating the forehead and crow’s feet. Juvéderm, however, can also address:

  • Thinning lips
  • Marionette lines
  • Smile lines
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Hollowed cheeks

Expert application of Juvéderm creates a natural, more youthful look. People notice you look more radiant and “better” but don’t know you’ve had work done.

Do Botox and Juvéderm injections hurt?

A very fine needle is used to apply these cosmetic injectables, so you do feel a pinch during each injection. However, treatment sessions are quick, and most people tolerate the procedure quite well. Some forms of Juvéderm have lidocaine, a topical anesthetic, built into the formula.

If you’re concerned about discomfort, ask about using ice or a topical numbing cream to dull sensation.

How long do the effects of dermal fillers and Botox last?

Botox injections reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles for 3-4 months. After that, you’ll come in for additional injections to maintain your look. Dermal fillers last anywhere from 6-18 months, depending on the exact Juvéderm formula used, the area treated, and how your body responds. Juvéderm treatments can be repeated to maintain your look, too.

If you desire a younger, brighter appearance, consider the Botox and Juvéderm treatments offered at Grapevine Medical & Surgical Center. Call the office or book an appointment using this website.