While you can’t turn back the hands of time, you can erase some of its worst assaults on your looks. Botox® and dermal fillers are great options for erasing years from your face, but only if you choose the right combination for your beauty goals.

Here at So Cal Body Institute in Chino, California, we aim to help our patients look as great as they feel on the inside. Cosmetic injectables can help you look great without invasive surgical techniques.

If you’d like to explore how Botox and dermal fillers can help your face look younger and more vibrant, read on to see how they work and what may be the best combination for your aesthetic goals.

How skin ages

Your skin shields you from the elements, especially the sun. As you age, your skin shows the damage that nature causes.

Also, as you age, your skin loses collagen and elastin, two key components that provide elasticity and tone. When collagen wanes, your tissue doesn’t bounce back as quickly as when you were young, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin.

As skin loses elasticity and firmness, it’s no longer able to hold in place the thin fat layer underneath. The result is a loss of volume in your cheeks and deepening folds around the sides of your nose and mouth. Also, lips begin to thin and develop small vertical lines around the outside.

Further, each time you squint, frown, smile, or raise your eyebrows, you create lines that begin to linger. Folds and furrows appear and become more entrenched.

At So Cal Body Institute, we believe that cosmetic injectables can help. Botox and dermal fillers attack signs of aging from two angles.

How Botox helps

Botox reduces the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. Botox contains a purified botulinum toxin that, when injected, paralyzes the muscles responsible for creating the lines and wrinkles around your eyes, brows, and forehead. In less than 10 minutes, we can treat your deep furrows with Botox, allowing your skin to relax and appear smoother.

Botox works within 24-48 hours and typically lasts up to four months. When the lines begin to reappear, you can return for a follow-up treatment.

How dermal fillers help

Dermal fillers tackle aging by providing volume to areas around the lower half of your face that have become sunken over time. Fillers can restore volume to the deep parentheses lines around your nose and mouth, add volume to cheeks, fill in the vertical lines around your mouth, and plump up thinning lips.

We offer Juvéderm® and Restylane® fillers, both of which use substances that naturally occur in the body. Dermal fillers typically last 1-2 years, depending on the product you select. Fillers work immediately.

At So Cal Body Institute, Dr. James Lally helps you figure out which injectable, and perhaps which combination of injectables, is right for your aesthetic goals. If you’d like to explore your options, make an appointment by calling So Cal Body Institute or by using our scheduling tool.

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