We all know how the sun can prematurely age us, so we use sunscreen to protect our faces from UV rays every day. And when we notice age spots or wrinkles, we know what treatments will help us get that youthful look back. When it comes to our hands, we are far less concerned. But why? Our hands are almost constantly working, and they see the sun as much (if not more) than our faces. They truly can take a beating. Thankfully, there are ways we can help turn back the hands of time–on our own hands.
If you’re unhappy with the state of your hands, keep reading.
Fillers for the hands
Yes, you can use dermal fillers on the hands. This safe, effective treatment has been used on our faces for years, so it makes sense to put them to work on other parts of our bodies that need a little more volume.
Hand rejuvenation using autologous fat, collagen, hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite or poly-L-lactic acid might all be considered by your physician, depending on the specific results you’re looking for.
How long will results last?
Many fillers can be administered in a short appointment, even as short as thirty minutes. Imagine leaving work for lunch and coming back with more youthful hands. There’s almost no downtime associated with fillers, so you can keep using your hands that same day. There may be some minimal massage required on your part for the first few days after your treatment, to smooth out the fillers and make sure they are settling in correctly. Your physician will advise you on the best methods to keep your results as long as possible. Keep in mind that hands move a lot, so results may not last as long as fillers administered in more stationary parts of the body.
Dermal fillers might be just the thing to help return a more youthful look to your hands. Please click here to view before and after images of dermal filler procedures. For more information about fat injection, Restylane, or Juvederm contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
Botox has been used for years to treat facial creases and wrinkles. It stands as one of the most popular non surgical cosmetic treatments. If you are interested in getting Botox injections, here is what you need to know.
How Botox works
Botox works by blocking the signals between nerves and muscles. This effectively makes it so the muscles cannot contract, resulting in a more refined and smooth appearance. Botox is commonly used to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, lip lines, chin lines, and corners of the mouth and neck. It is important to note that Botox cannot treat wrinkles created by gravity.
What happens during a Botox procedure?
Botox injections are quick and can be done during your lunch break. Your procedure does not require anesthesia or any down time. Botox is injected with a fine needle into pre specified muscles. After your injections, it will take about one week to see the full effect.
How to prepare for Botox injections
To help reduce the risk of complications, it is best to avoid alcohol one week prior to your procedure. You also need to stop taking anti inflammatory medications or aspirin two weeks before the treatment to help reduce the possibility of bruising.
How long do Botox injections last?
Botox injections can last about four months, after which you may begin to see the reappearance of wrinkles. As you get regular Botox treatments, your muscles will be trained to relax for longer periods of time.
The side effects of Botox
The most common side effect of Botox is temporary bruising. Headaches are rare but can last for 24 to 48 hours after your procedure. A small percentage of patients have reported eyelid drooping, but this usually ends within a few weeks.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
If you are pregnant, breast feeding, or have a neurological condition, you should not get Botox injections.
Arrange a consultation
If you want a smoother and more refined appearance this New Year, contact Dr. Sanjay Lalla. We offer a variety of services to help you look and feel your best. Please click here to view before and after images of Botox injections. For more information about Botox contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
BOTOX is one of the most popular treatments for smoother, younger looking skin. That’s because it’s quick, safe and effective. If you think you could benefit from BOTOX injections but are still on the fence about the procedure, check out the most commonly asked questions about this treatment.
How does BOTOX work? Botox is a highly purified toxin that can semi-permanently eliminate forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet. It is injected directly into the face muscle to block the signals your nerves sent to that muscle to make it contract. When it’s relaxed, the lines that the contracting was creating are eliminated.
Does Botox Hurt? As with most injections, there can be some slight pain when receiving Botox, especially in the forehead area between your eyebrows. Your doctor may offer a topical anesthetic or numbing agent prior to the procedure.
How do I know if I’m a Good Candidate for Botox? Botox may be the right treatment for you if you are:
Unhappy with the way aging has affected your appearance
In good physical health
Free of a history of deep scars, skin disorders, or neuromuscular diseases (multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis)
Not pregnant or nursing
Over age 18
Are there side effects with Botox? After your procedure, you should expect some bruising around the injection sites which tends to only last a sort while. If you had Botox injected around your eyelids, your face may also feel a little slack after treatment, but this will wear off after a few hours.
What can I expect after Botox? Typically, patients begin to see results within a couple of days, with gradually more marked results over two weeks. You will be able to wear makeup immediately, but your doctor may advise you to avoid heavy workouts during this timeframe.
How long do the results of Botox last? While patient results vary, the effects of Botox usually last up to four months.
Please click here to view before and after images of Botox treatment. For more information about the benefits of Botox, contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.