The natural aging process affects your skin, increasing the risk of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging jowls. If you want to address these issues quickly and effectively, consider Botox® and fillers. At his self-titled practice in Midtown, Manhattan, cosmetic dentist Dr. Dorian Cucereanu, DDS, administers Botox and fillers to people aged 18 and older. To make an appointment, call the office in New York City, or book online today.
Botox and fillers are injectable treatments designed to improve the appearance of your skin. Many people use the terms interchangeably, but there are differences, including:
Botox is an injectable that reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet. When Botox enters the body, it stops nerve signals from reaching the muscles in your face. That allows your muscles to relax, making your skin appear younger, healthier, and smoother.
Fillers are an injectable designed to plump loose or sagging skin. Fillers contain hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance that encourages the production of collagen and elastin. The more your skin produces these proteins, the healthier and more vibrant it looks.
Dr. Cucereanu uses Botox and fillers to treat various skin imperfections, including:
You might also be a candidate for fillers if you have loose skin on your hands or chest.
Dr. Cucereanu administers Botox and fillers during an outpatient visit.
Before recommending treatment, Dr. Cucereanu reviews your medical records and asks about your goals for treatment. Then, he examines your face, assessing the skin on your forehead, cheeks, and neck. If you have visible wrinkles, folds, or sagging skin, and you’re over the age of 18, you will likely qualify for treatment.
Dr. Cucereanu applies a topical anesthetic to your skin, ensuring that the treatment is comfortable. When the anesthesia sets in, he administers a series of injections. The number of injections that you receive and their location depends on several factors, including your goals and the imperfections treated.
The time it takes for Botox and fillers to work depends on several factors, including your age, health history, and your commitment to Dr. Cucereanu’s recovery instructions. Some people notice a significant improvement right away, but it typically takes a week or two for the full effects to set in.
Botox and fillers don’t transform your skin permanently, but they can improve its appearance for 4-6 months* at a time. If you want to keep your skin smooth and healthy, visit Dr. Cucereanu every three months or so for maintenance.
To see if you qualify for Botox and fillers, make an appointment at the practice of Dr. Dorian Cucereanu by calling the office or booking online today.
*Individual results may vary.