“I’ve had Botox twice in the last 30 days separated two weeks apart and still have lines across my cheeks when I smile. They aren’t there much when I’m not smiling. What do you suggest for the next course of treatment? Even when Botox takes, they are back within a month.”
– Real Self Q&A
These lines are from volume loss. Botox can relax the lines around your eyes but when they extend onto your cheeks they are harder to erase. A soft HA filler can fill these lines superficially and a thicker filler can restore deeper volume. If your skin is sun damaged and thin, laser can help too.
Combination treatments are always the best. If the lines initially improve with Botox and return quickly, maybe upping the number of Botox units you receive and dispersing them carefully in small increments over a larger area would help more too.
Interested in Fillers or Botox? Call Germain Dermatology and schedule a skin consult today. Dr. Germain and her staff will help you become the best version of yourself!
A few months ago we previewed the soon-to-be approved facial filler, VOLUMA… and now it is exclusively available at Germain Dermatology! Always on the cutting edge of procedures, Dr. Marguerite Germain is proud to be among the first to introduce JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, a revolutionary facial volumizer, to the Charleston area. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is a new injectable volumizer that delivers a smoother more youthful appearance to your cheeks, cheekbones, and chin, safely, in as little as 15-30 minutes with results lasting up to two years.
VOLUMA™ XC, produced by JUVÉDERM, is the first and only filler approved to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area in adults over the age of 21. Results are projected to last up to two years, compared to the 6-12 month window of past released hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers like Restylane, Prevelle and basic Juvederm. It was also created to be smoother than other HA facial fillers, making it easier to inject during treatment.
If you look at the below photos- you can see the faces before treatment (on the left side of the face) and the after treatment (right side of the face). As you can see it looks completely natural and subtly removes problem lines.
Jill (above) was treated for ‘smile lines’.
Niffery (above) was treated for lines around her lips.
Dr. Marguerite Germain, board certified dermatologist, was selected among a small group of doctors to participate in a JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC training and advisory board conference in Boston earlier this year. There, she received personal training for the new volumizer, as well as a firsthand look at the immediate and long-term results of the product. She has attended multiple training seminars for this product leading up to its FDA approval this month, and will be the only Charleston area dermatologist with this magnitude of exposure and knowledge of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC.
For more information on the procedure or to schedule a consultation call us at Germain Dermatology- (843) 881-4440 or contact us through email on the website.
We can’t wait to hear what you think of the results!