The signs of aging can make patients look much older than they feel. As the skin loses elasticity with age, patients will notice fine lines and wrinkles forming on various areas of their faces, typically on the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes and surrounding the mouth. While dermal fillers can address some of these areas by adding volume and stimulating the production of collagen, only Botox injectables can help aging skin by reducing the activity of the muscles that are actually at fault for creating “frown lines” in the first place.

Botox is an injectable prescription medication that is used to reduce muscle activity. It is most often injected in the upper part of the face, in the forehead and between the eyebrows where moderate to deep folds can form due to frowning. When injected, it can last approximately six to nine months and will help smooth the area by reducing the contractions of the muscles. This helps reduce the wrinkles at the source. Botox injections can be done periodically to maintain the results for years to come. While aging cannot be stopped, patients can use Botox and dermal fillers to “age gracefully” without such drastic changes to their skin.

Dr. Ambay has seen great success using a combination of Botox and dermal fillers. BOTOX can address those deep folds on the forehead, while dermal fillers can provide volume and stimulate collagen production, which can create a smoother, more youthful appearance of the skin. During a patient’s initial consultation appointment and examination, Dr. Ambay, of 360 Dermatology in Tampa, will discuss the benefits of combining dermal fillers with Botox. Both will provide the ultimate results for patients who want to turn back the hands of time in a dramatic yet natural way.

If you live in the Tampa area and you are considering dermal fillers or Botox to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face, Dr. Ambay can help. Contact Dr. Ambay today and schedule a consultation appointment and initial examination to find out if you are a proper candidate for these dermatological treatments.