Get Your Face Ready for the Holidays with Dermal Fillers and Botox

Thanksgiving to New Year’s is, for many Americans, an extended period of celebration, of friends and family, and of accomplishments and hopes for the future. It’s also a time to see and be seen, a busy time on many a social calendar, so it’s not unusual to want to look your best, whether with a change of hairstyle or new additions to your wardrobe.

But what about a change of face? We’ve got you covered. Now is a great time to consider injectable aesthetic treatments that will add a touch of glowing youth back to your face. All can be done with a simple, short session at either the Maryland or Virginia office of Dr. Frederick Watkins. Whether you choose botulinum toxin products, dermal fillers, or both, you’ll be ready to hit the party circuit in days, with results that shine through the holiday season.

Safe, effective, and popular

A study of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures conducted in 2017 shows that injectables have a massive dominance in the field, with nearly 10 million procedures performed that year, almost 10 times the combined number of the top five cosmetic surgeries, as well as 10 times the rate of other common minimally invasive cosmetic treatments. It comes down to the fact that injectable procedures are both effective and safe.

Dr. Watkins offers a wide range of injectable products, since each has its own properties and characteristics, giving you the chance to develop an aesthetic treatment ideally matched to your face and your needs. Many cosmetic spas offer only single brands, limiting the palette of effects available to you.

Botulinum toxin injections

Botox® Cosmetic is the leader in the field and perhaps the best-known name; however, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau®, the latest to hit the market (now offered at a discount), have similar active ingredients to the botulinum toxin neuromodulator.

Though each product contains a distinct formula, they all work in a similar fashion. Over time, certain muscles that handle facial expressions can become semi-permanently contracted. Most commonly, this occurs around your eyes in the crow’s feet region, or between and above your eyes as worry lines on your brow and forehead.

Your skin reflects these contractions and adds to the wrinkle burden on your face. The highly diluted active ingredients in all formulations cause the muscles in which they’re injected to relax, smoothing and rejuvenating your facial appearance.

Dermal filler options

Not all lines on your face are the result of contracted muscles. One effect of aging is the loss of tissue in the middle layers of your skin, the dermis. This layer supports and nourishes your surface skin, so that loss of tissue affects your appearance. The outer epidermis gets drier, less elastic, and begins to fall into voids created in the dermis.

Dermal fillers target the effects of lost collagen, replacing it with injectable gels formulated from biocompatible components that are part of your skin’s natural composition. Each dermal filler product has its own characteristics and applications. Some spread from the injection site, while others remain close. One product may add volume over a wide area such as cheeks or lips, while another may excel at filling in fine lines and wrinkles.

Dr. Watkins proudly offers Juvéderm®, Radiesse™, Restylane®, and other fillers on request. These create a palette of options that match virtually any dermal filler application.

Creating the best look for your holiday season starts with a consultation with Dr. Watkins. Together, you can build a treatment plan that suits your facial needs and meets your aesthetic goals. Call us at either location today or request a consultation online. Happy Holidays!


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