Botox® and fillers like Juvéderm® enter your skin through a fine needle and make slight alterations to your facial wrinkles and contours. If you’re interested in nonsurgical treatments for signs of aging, Ginny Leva, MD, and Jacquelline Leva, DO, provide safe injections at Leva Medical in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens in New York City. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book your appointment online today.
Botox and fillers are two treatments and are often lumped into the single category of cosmetic injectables. You can get either or both treatments at Leva Medical to target signs of aging in the face. They work in different ways to accomplish your goals.
At your Leva Medical consultation, your provider can tell you more about the abilities of:
Botox is a brand-name neuromodulator product that your provider injects into your skin. The neuromodulator blocks motor nerve impulses to make targeted facial muscles relax. That results in fewer fine lines such as crow’s feet and forehead lines. Your results remain for up to six months.
Fillers such as Juvéderm go under your skin to boost volume in specific targeted areas. You can see the results within days of the injections. The results last for up to a full year as your body safely absorbs the gel-like product over time. Fillers can give you plumper lips, plumper cheeks, or fewer large wrinkles like nasolabial folds.
Once your results from Botox or fillers fade, you may come back in for additional injections at Leva Medical if you choose to do so.
The first step in any cosmetic treatment, including Botox and fillers, is an individualized consultation with your provider. Your Leva Medical provider discusses your options and asks about your treatment goals. They also review your medical history to identify any underlying conditions or concerns that might interfere with the injections.
You may be a candidate for Botox or fillers if you have facial wrinkles and would like to address them in a nonsurgical way. You should be between the ages of 18 and 65 to get the injections safely and experience the results you want to see.
Both Botox and filler treatments happen quickly at Leva Medical, and your providers take extra care to place the injections precisely. Both injectables use fine needles to minimize your discomfort during the process.
Juvéderm dermal fillers contain some lidocaine, a numbing product, to make the injections more comfortable for you. It takes just minutes to complete Botox or Juvéderm injections, and after your appointment, you’re free to go back to work or your daily errands safely.
To schedule your consultation for cosmetic injectables like Botox and fillers, call Leva Medical or book an appointment online today.