The COFIS Oral Surgery currently offers various cosmetic procedures.
- Dermal Fillers
- Neurotoxins (Botox)
As we grow older, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles then work closer to your skin’s surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more visually apparent. Your facial skin also begins to stretch, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure and lifestyle.
Dermal fillers can be used for:
Fill in laugh line folds
Add contour to the cheeks
Restore temple volume
Neurotoxinsin the forehead for relaxing wrinkles and inhibiting movement to aid in the prevention of future wrinkles. For hollowing in the temples, medium to firmer textured fillers can be injected to fill out and soften the sharp angles and shadows that hollow temples exhibit.
Botox Cosmetic® is a non-surgical injectable that utilizes highly purified botulinum toxin A in order to temporarily block nerve impulses around the forehead, eyes, and nose to reveal a more youthful appearance. Botox can be used to treat physical issues as well such as hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. However, the most common use for Botox is for cosmetic and anti-aging effects. Botox can be used to prevent and diminish the appearance of:
- Crow’s feet
- Glabellar lines (between the eyebrows)
- Forehead lines
We get horizontal forehead lines primarily from our forehead muscles contracting when we raise our eyebrows. Some of us do this as part of our normal facial expressions and some of us (usually over 40) are using these muscles more habitually to hold our eyebrows up to make our eyes look more open. The technique, amount and placement of Botox in the forehead can be tweaked for different individuals based on their expectations and anatomy. The individualized and appropriate amount of Botox in this area can smooth the forehead and also result in brows that are elevated, lowered, kept stationary, or allowed natural movement. As with frown lines, some use fillers in the forehead lines to expedite their resolution.
Frown lines between the eyebrows develop over the years as we contract the muscles that make us concentrate, frown, or squint. Over time we develop one or several lines or grooves which can remain present when not frowning, and may even persist while we smile! Frown lines are one of the easiest problems to correct. A small amount of muscle relaxants such as Botox will relax the overactive muscles (the corrugator and procerus muscles) and over time, reduce or eliminate the wrinkles. The effect should be a relaxed, calm brow. Botox results are noticeable after about 7 days and usually provide an excellent result. If your lines are significantly deep, repeat Botox treatments at 3-month intervals may be needed for one year so that your new skin after multiple skin cycles can grow out with decreased lines. For immediate results, some use fillers in the frown lines to expedite their resolution.
LATISSE® is an FDA-approved treatment to grow eyelashes for people with inadequate or not enough lashes.
Individual results may vary. The lashes displayed are unretouched, without mascara. If you stop using LATISSE®, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months. Results may vary from eye to eye. There may be differences in eyelash length, thickness, fullness, pigmentation (darkness), number of eyelash hairs or the direction of eyelashes. If you experience any of these variations in your lashes, they will usually go away once you stop using LATISSE®.
To learn more about these and other cosmetic procedures that Dr. Belton offers, please contact our office and schedule a consultation today!