Botox And Dermal Fillers Specialist

Rinnova Skin & Body

Medical Aesthetics Center located in Boulder, CO

Botox® offers a safe, effective, and quick solution to the appearance of lines and wrinkles. If you have fine lines, and a loss of facial volume, dermal fillers offer a quick, minimally invasive solution. At Rinnova Skin & Body in Boulder, Colorado, Todd Becker, MD, PhD, and a team of providers offer Botox and the Juvéderm® line of products to plump your skin and get you a younger look that appears natural. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn how Botox or Juvederm can help you.

Botox and Dermal Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers offer an effective and noninvasive way to rejuvenate your skin’s appearance. The team at Rinnova Skin & Body offers Juvéderm, one of the top dermal fillers on the market.

The fillers work by plumping and volumizing your skin with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance produced by your skin. As you age, the production of hyaluronic acid slows. Juvéderm replaces lost hyaluronic acid to add heft and hydration to your skin.

As you get older, you also lose some of the fat that lies just below the surface of your skin, making lines and wrinkles more obvious and leading to hollowed cheeks and thinning lips. Juvéderm can also add volume to these features to restore a youthful look.

What areas can dermal fillers treat?

Dr. Becker offers a comprehensive array of dermal fillers to address issues including:

  • Smile lines
  • Thinning lips
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Wrinkles around the eyes
  • Marionette lines
  • Hollowed cheeks

Dr. Becker provides expert application of Juvéderm, so you get results that look naturally more youthful and not like you’ve had work done.

What formulations of Juvéderm are available?

Rinnova Skin & Body provides a comprehensive offering of Juvéderm products. These include:

  • Juvéderm Ultra, which adds volume and creates a fuller effect and pout for your lips
  • Juvéderm Ultra Plus, which smooths moderate to severe facial lines, especially around the nose and mouth
  • Volbella® fine line eraser, which brings subtle volume to lips and softens the appearance of vertical lip lines
  • Vollure®, which corrects moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds and augments the lips
  • Voluma®, which adds volume to the areas of the face, usually the cheeks, that have begun to sag and lost volume

Dr. Becker carefully evaluates your face to determine which fillers are best for you.

Are there other types of dermal fillers available?

Yes, Dr. Becker may recommend Sculptra® which is a filler that works gradually by stimulating your body’s own collagen production. Loss of collagen is one of the primary reasons for facial aging. Sculptra® builds up collagen to create a more youthful appearance that can last up to two years.

Should I schedule downtime following dermal filler treatment?

You don’t need to schedule any downtime following Juvéderm treatments. You’re in and out of the office quickly, and the results are evident right away.

How long do the effects of dermal fillers last?

Dermal fillers offer a temporary reduction of wrinkles and volume loss. Expect them to last between one to two years, and then you’ll need to schedule a repeat treatment to maintain your look. Dr. Becker can get you on a schedule for dermal filler injections.

To learn how you can look younger and feel more confident with dermal fillers, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online tool.

What is Botox?

Botox is FDA-approved as a cosmetic treatment to temporarily reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by the contraction of small facial muscles when you frown, squint, and smile. Used on millions of patients around the world, Botox is well-researched and highly effective in helping you look younger and more radiant.

Botox consists of a purified neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes small facial muscles. When these muscles relax in response to the injections, your face relaxes and wrinkles fade.

Where is Botox used?

Botox is effective in treating lines and wrinkles caused by expression. These include:

  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal forehead creases

When Botox treatments are combined with dermal fillers, which can address lines around the mouth and nose as well as fill in hollowed cheeks and thinning lips, you restore a youthful, smooth appearance for the whole face.

Who can have Botox treatments?

Just about anyone older than 18 benefits from Botox. Although the injectables are typically used to treat wrinkles, you may also opt to start them early to halt muscle action and prevent lines and wrinkles from appearing in the first place.

What should I expect during a Botox treatment?

Botox treatments take about 20 minutes. Your face is cleansed, and the locations of the relevant muscles and injection sites are identified. With each injection, you do feel the needle pinch, but most people tolerate the procedure quite well. If you’re concerned about pain, talk to the providers about using ice prior to treatment.

You don’t have to take time off following Botox treatments. You can go back to your regular activities right away following a session.

How long do the effects of Botox last?

The effects of Botox injections begin to appear within 24-48 hours. Botox treatments last 3-4 months. If you like your results, you can schedule follow-up injections to maintain your look. The staff at Rinnova Skin & Body can help you get on a regular treatment schedule.

To learn how Botox injections can help you achieve a natural-looking, younger appearance, call the office or book an appointment online.