Neurotoxin and Dermal Fillers: A Powerful Anti-Aging Combination

No matter how well you care for your skin, fine lines and wrinkles will eventually betray you — or at least betray your age. The good news is that injectables can help diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles without surgery, incisions, or downtime. 

The key to getting the best results is knowing which injectables to use and how to combine them to give you the smooth, youthful results you want. At Chicque Aesthetics in Greenwich, Connecticut, our team offers both neurotoxin injectables and dermal fillers so we can customize each treatment.

Neurotoxin fillers and dermal fillers work on different types of wrinkles  — dynamic and static. By combining these injectables, you can turn back the clock on skin aging for a younger look and greater confidence. 

Injectable wrinkle treatments are by far the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States, and for plenty of good reasons: Injections take less than an hour, there’s no downtime, and treatments can be repeated to keep your skin looking young, firm, and smooth. Here’s how a combination of these popular injectables can work for you.

Dynamic wrinkles

Dynamic means “motion,” so it makes sense that these wrinkles are related to your facial movements. Look in the mirror and smile or frown. See those lines around your mouth, eyes, and forehead? Those are dynamic wrinkles. Over time, thousands of expressions can cause those lines and folds to become “etched” into your skin.

Dynamic wrinkles appear when nerves and muscles send signals back and forth. These signals tell the muscles to contract or relax in different ways to achieve a specific expression. 

To keep dynamic wrinkles from forming, you need to address the signaling that’s going on between your facial nerves and muscles. That’s where neurotoxins like BOTOXTM, Xeomin®, and Dysport® come in. 

How neurotoxins work

Neurotoxins (or neuromodulators) work by blocking the signals between your facial muscles and nerves, so your muscles aren’t told to contract. 

When muscles don’t contract, lines and folds can’t form. This results in skin that looks smoother and less stressed. 

While all neurotoxins work in a similar way, each brand of neurotoxin works slightly differently. Our team will select the most appropriate product for you so your results look natural and not stiff.

Static wrinkles

This second type of wrinkle appears even without facial expressions. Static wrinkles are caused by sun damage, gravity, illness, stress, and even your own genetics. 

Because static wrinkles have a different origin, neurotoxins won’t work to smooth them out. This is where dermal fillers can help.

How dermal fillers work

Fillers work just like their name implies — the patented solutions help fill in and plump up lines and folds so skin looks and feels smoother and more voluminous. Fillers can also help your skin retain moisture and some fillers may increase collagen production for firmer skin over time.

Just as there are different types of neurotoxins, there are several types of dermal fillers. Different fillers are designed to work best in specific areas of the face. At Chicque Aesthetics, our team offers nine different types of dermal fillers to ensure every treatment is tailored and focused on each patient’s unique needs and treatment goals.

Give your wrinkles a one-two punch

Static and dynamic wrinkles might look the same in your mirror, but if you want the best results and the smoothest skin, you probably need both types of injectables to treat two very different types of wrinkles. 

Our team is trained in advanced injection techniques based on a deep understanding of facial anatomy, so you can feel confident your results will look smooth, natural, and beautiful. 

Start 2021 with younger-looking skin and greater confidence. Call our office or use our online tool to book a consultation today.

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