Botox & Fillers

Vanguard Dermatology

Dermatologists located throughout New York, NY

If you’re concerned about wrinkles or fine lines on your face making you look older than you are, consider injectable cosmetic treatments such as Botox® and dermal fillers. You can either reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines or prevent them from forming in the first place with the help of expert physicians and estheticians at Vanguard Dermatology, conveniently located with seven offices in New York City, Brooklyn, Forest Hills, and Staten Island, New York. Call or schedule an appointment online today to discover if Botox or dermal fillers can help you look your best.

Botox & Fillers Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a popular cosmetic injection that has been approved by the FDA since 2002. The Botox serum is derived from the botulinum neurotoxin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead, between your eyebrows, and around your eyes.*

Botox temporarily paralyzes the small facial muscles that pull your skin into folds when you make facial expressions. As those tiny muscles stop moving, your skin also relaxes, leaving you with a youthful, wrinkle-free appearance. The effects of Botox are temporary, and you need to have touch-up injections from time to time to maintain your youthful appearance.

Millions of Americans have regular Botox injections every year to enhance their appearance. Botox is also becoming more popular young adults in their 20s who want to prevent wrinkles from forming.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are another type of injectable cosmetic treatment, but instead of relaxing your wrinkles, they fill in wrinkles, loose skin, and areas where you’ve lost volume and contouring.*

The team at Vanguard Dermatology uses fillers from the Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Radiesse® collections. Each brand offers an array of filler products specifically formulated to address signs of aging such as thinning lips, deep folds around your mouth and nose, volume loss in your cheeks, or sagging skin around your eyes.

The effects of dermal fillers are immediately noticeable and last for up to 18 months, depending on the location of your injections and the exact product your doctor uses.

How Do I Know if Botox or Dermal Fillers are Right for Me?

The esthetic specialists at Vanguard Dermatology provide customized consultations during which they study your skin and talk to you about your skin concerns, skin care regimen, and your lifestyle. They offer expert advice on skin care and recommend the services they believe will best address your concerns.

What Should I Expect During an Injectable Cosmetic Treatment?

Botox appointments take around 20 minutes, and dermal fillers take between 20-40 minutes, depending on the number of injections needed. Your provider cleanses your face and marks the best locations for your injections. If you have sensitive skin or don’t care for needles, you can request a topical numbing cream to reduce any discomfort.

Once your skin is prepared, your doctor makes your injections. When injecting dermal fillers, they work slowly and gradually build up the filler in your skin. They stop occasionally to check their progress and gently massage the filler into place.

Call Vanguard Dermatology or make an appointment online today to learn how Botox and dermal fillers can help you look your best.

*Individual results may vary.