Top
20
Doctor insights on: Wrinkle Injections

Share
1

1
How do botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) injections differ?

How do botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) injections differ?

Different drugs: Botox is what we call a neurotoxin. It's a purified protein that blocks the transmission of a signal from the nerve ending to the muscle. By doing so, it allows the muscle to relax and in turn, it gives the skin a chance to relax and the wrinkles disappear. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a hyaluronic acid that is injected under the skin to fill depressions. It's usually used to reduce laugh lines or plump the lips. ...Read more

See 8 more doctor answers
Dr. Michael Kulick
419 doctors shared insights

Wrinkle (Definition)

a slight line or fold in something, especially fabric or the ...Read more


2

2
Does Botox help sagging face?

Does Botox help sagging face?

Botox: It helps lift some areas, but it won't be a long term solution. If you have excessive skin laxity and wrinkles around the face, then a facelift might be the right solution. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
3

3
Are Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvaderm effective?

Are Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvaderm effective?

Definitely: Dermal fillers like juvederm and Restylane (dermal fillers) work by restoring volume to the skin or fat beneath the skin that has been lost because of aging or repetitive motion. Restoring this lost volume softens facial creases, resulting in a more rested/more youthful appearance. ...Read more

See 8 more doctor answers
4

4
How does botox or Restylane (dermal fillers) treatment work?

How does botox or Restylane (dermal fillers) treatment work?

Differently!: Botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) are not similar at all and they are not interchangeable. Botox relaxes the muscles under the skin which allows the skin to move less and have less wrinkles. Motion wrinkles go away quickly, resting wrinkles take multiple treatments. Restylane (dermal fillers) is filler that replaces lost volume in the face. It works great for fixing facial contour, it does very little for wrinkles. ...Read more

See 6 more doctor answers
5

5
Will hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue?

Will hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue?

Hyaluronidase won't: Hyaluronidase won't help scars. It helps dissolve hyaluronic acid which is present between collagen fibers but scars are made up of dense collagen bundles which are not affected by hyaluronidase. ...Read more

6

6
Injectable rhinoplasty with Restylane (dermal fillers) filler typically lasts how long?

Injectable rhinoplasty with Restylane (dermal fillers) filler typically lasts how long?

6-12 months: It seems to last a little longer in this location than in the lips or nasolabial folds. But on average, about 8-9 months. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
7

7
What are risks of Restylane (dermal fillers) injections?

What are risks of  Restylane (dermal fillers) injections?

Restylane (dermal fillers) Risks: Possible bruising, redness, lumps. Be sure to find a board certified plastic surgeon or certified nurse injector to administer the procedure. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
8

8
Can i go tanning after getting Restylane (dermal fillers) injections?

Can i go tanning after getting Restylane (dermal fillers) injections?

Sure: It's advisable to allow a little time for any swelling after your treatment to resolve before tanning. If you were to have sun exposure directly after injectibles it wouldn't cause a major problem, but may exacerbate any swelling related to your procedure. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
9

9
Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

For what?: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are effective for a number of disorders. Which one did you have in mind? ...Read more

10

10
Will anti aging/wrinkle creams reduce epicanthal folds?

Will  anti aging/wrinkle creams  reduce epicanthal folds?

No: These are a structural component of some eyes, more common in the asian and oriental eyes. Eye cream won't work. There is a surgery for it...But the scar may be worse than the fold itself! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Which fillers last longer: restylane, (dermal fillers) juvederm, teosyal, esthelis, aquamid, or bio alcamid?

Which fillers last longer: restylane, (dermal fillers) juvederm, teosyal, esthelis, aquamid, or bio alcamid?

I avoid "permanent": Though Aquamid (and others)is not available in the US, it is in other countries. (if it's being offered in the US you should avoid that office altogether). I generally recommend that my patients avoid permanent fillers though, especially when they are young like you, because you don't know how your face will change over the next 20 years. You may end up with volume where you don't want or need it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Does belotero help improve elasticity for wrinkles around the eyes?

Does belotero help improve elasticity for wrinkles around the eyes?

Belotero and crow's : Belotero may be used to smooth wrinkles in the eye area, either alone or along with xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Botox or dysport. There is currently no clinical evidence that treatment with belotero improves skin's elasticity. For this look at retinols, peels or laser treatments. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
13

13
How much pain do radiesse (dermal fillers) injections cause? On a scale of 1-10, how much do radiesse (dermal fillers) injections hurt? .

How much pain do radiesse (dermal fillers) injections cause? On a scale of 1-10, how much do radiesse (dermal fillers) injections hurt?

.

Pain : Pain is a very subjective and variable thing and varies a lot on one's pain tolerance and where the filler is being injected. I typically mix numbing medication in with the Radiesse (dermal fillers) so it should numb as it is placed. If you like various nerve blocks can also be done prior to filler placement as well. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
Can hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue such as keloids?

Can hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue such as keloids?

Hyaluronidase won't: Hyaluronidase won't help scars. It helps dissolve hyaluronic acid which is present between collagen fibers but scars are made up of dense collagen bundles which are not affected by hyaluronidase. ...Read more

15

15
Will dermal fillers get rid of forehead wrinkles and fine lines?

Will dermal fillers get rid of forehead wrinkles and fine lines?

Botox is better: If you are looking to minimize forehead wrinkles, Botox is a better option. The cause of those lines is movement of your muscles. Botox blocks the receptors in your brain from being able to communicate with the muscle it is injected into. That in turn reduces muscle contraction, which gets rid of the lines. Dermal fillers are used more for areas that have lines due to lose of volume. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
16

16
What are dermal fillers and botox treatment for?

Botox: is used to reduce facial wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles. Fillers are used to restore volume to the face in areas where volume has been lost due to aging. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
I get cheeks with Restylane (dermal fillers) filler or perlane filler. How long filler lasts?

I get cheeks with Restylane (dermal fillers) filler or perlane filler. How long filler lasts?

Filler Duration: In my experience, hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane (dermal fillers) and Perlane last about 9 months up to and just over 12 months when used for cheek augmentation. Perlane should last somewhat longer than Restylane (dermal fillers) due to it's more heavily crosslinked ha design. ...Read more

See 6 more doctor answers
18

18
Will doctors use anesthesia before injecting fillers on wrinkles?

Sometimes: Newer fillers have local in them, so the injections are more comfortable than in the past. For the upper lip, local can help, but there is a separate injection for the local some patients do not like the numb sensation. Topical can also be used, but they take a while to set up. Local placed into the wrinkle can distort the treatment. Discuss the pros and cons with your plastic surgeon or injector. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
19

19
Having Restylane (dermal fillers) injections in the lip area good idea?

Having Restylane (dermal fillers) injections in the lip area good idea?

Yes: Restylane (dermal fillers) is an excellent dermal filler with a proven track record of success. We use it commonly in the upper and lower lip areas. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
20

20
How safe are steroid injections in scars?

How safe are steroid injections in scars?

Very safe...: If properly done. There can be minor complications, though, so see a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more