Botox® and fillers are the most popular, nonsurgical cosmetic treatments in the United States. These cosmetic injections provide consistent results and require little to no downtime. Combining these treatments with threads produce superior results than using either one alone. At MyJourneyMD, Kristen Williams, MD, MPH wants you to look as young as you feel and provides Botox, fillers, and threads on a concierge basis in the comfort of your home. This service is available for North Tampa, Lutz, Odessa, Wesley Chapel, and Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Call the office or schedule your telehealth consultation online today.
Botox and fillers are cosmetic injections that enhance your natural beauty by smoothing out lines and wrinkles or creating more defined features. Threads are absorbable sutures that are used to either lift or improve the quality of the skin.
Botox diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles created by repetitive facial expressions. When you smile or frown, your facial muscles create grooves, causing the skin to fold.
As you get older, your skin no longer has the ability to smooth itself out from the repetitive folding, creating permanent indentation.
Botox works by temporarily stopping the muscle movement that creates the lines and creases, giving the skin time to smooth itself out.
Fillers are gel-like cosmetic injections that add volume under your skin. Skin sagging and creasing develops from a loss of collagen and subcutaneous fat as you get older.
Fillers act as a replacement for this lost volume, lifting and plumping up your skin and enhancing your natural features.
Threads are absorbable sutures that are either smooth or barbed (aka "lifting"). Smooth threads improve the quality of skin by increasing collagen and lifting threads physically lift the tissue.
Botox has many uses, but is best known for treating facial lines and wrinkles. Dr. Williams uses Botox to temporarily smooth out:
Dr. Williams may also use Botox to lift the corners of your mouth or correct a gummy smile.
Fillers can treat many beauty concerns. Dr. Williams may use fillers to:
Dr. Williams customizes your filler treatment plan to meet your personal beauty goals. She carefully and expertly injects the cosmetic gel to create the desired look.
Smooth threads can be used anywhere you want to produce more collagen to improve the quality of your skin! Common areas include laugh lines, under eye, neck lines, and upper lip.
Lifting threads can treat most areas of your face that are experiencing signs of aging. Commonly treated areas include cheeks, jaw line, jowls and neck. Lifting threads can be used in other areas of the body as well such as above elbow and above knee to improve crepey skin above these joints. This is commonly combined with smooth threads.
Results from Botox and fillers vary from person to person. While fillers may provide immediate results, it might take up to 30 days to see the full effects of your Botox injections.
Results from threads are seen right away and improve over 6-12 weeks. You can expect a thread lift to last 9-12 months.
If you’re seeing the results fade, you can always come back to MyJourneyMD for maintenance injections.
To find out more about Botox, fillers and threads at MyJourneyMD, schedule a consultation online today.