Botox And Fillers

Vibrance Health -  - Functional Medicine Doctor

Vibrance Health

Functional Medicine Doctor & Lifestyle Medicine located in Westlake Village, CA

As much as you’d prefer that it didn’t, aging affects the appearance of your face. With new features like scars, wrinkles, and sunken cheeks, you don’t look as youthful as you once did. At Vibrance Health in Westlake Village, California, Darren Clair, MD, provides cosmetic injectables like BOTOX® and fillers to rejuvenate your appearance. To start designing your cosmetic injectable treatment plan, call Vibrance Health for a consultation or request one online today.

Botox and Fillers Q & A

What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX is a highly popular wrinkle relief treatment that comes in the form of an injectable. The injections can treat many symptoms related to overactive muscles, but their most popular application is for dynamic facial wrinkles that appear and deepen the more you move and make certain facial expressions. Wrinkles that are treatable with BOTOX include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines

The functional ingredient in BOTOX is a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin. When it reaches certain muscles, it blocks the nerve signals that make them move, temporarily rendering the muscles immobile. The effects last for about four months, and you can get new BOTOX injections once their effects wear off.

What are fillers?

People often confuse BOTOX and fillers, but they’re not the same. Instead of affecting muscle activity, fillers add volume to your aging skin to rejuvenate your facial features. At Vibrance Health, available fillers include:

JUVÉDERM®

Juvéderm is a classic line of hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance that your body already produces to keep your joints, connective tissues, eyes, and other body parts moist and lubricated. It stays within your skin to volumize your lips or cheeks and reduce wrinkles for up to one year.

JuventaLift™ 

JuventaLift isn’t like other fillers. Instead of including a thick gel-like substance to hold volume beneath your skin, JuventaLift harnesses the powers of stem cells from your own body to rebuild your natural tissues and collagen. The injections improve your skin’s tone and texture, soften scars and wrinkles, and make your skin glow.

What should I expect during an appointment for BOTOX or fillers?

BOTOX and fillers are both delivered via injections, so you should be prepared to go under a needle at your appointment. While they don’t work in the same way, Dr. Clair administers both types of injections very carefully to ensure that your results look natural and appealing. He delivers these injectables in small doses to target only specific areas and be sure that they don’t look overdone. 

After your injections, you can leave provided that you’re careful about protecting your skin from the sun. Dr. Clair may also advise you not to touch or rub your face for several hours to avoid spreading the solution around to other areas. 

Request your consultation by phone or online at Vibrance Health today to explore BOTOX, fillers, and other cosmetic injectables.