Injectables And Fillers

Melanie L. Adams, M.D., P.A. -  - Dermatologist

Melanie L. Adams, M.D., P.A.

Dermatologist & Medical Aesthetic Specialist located in Columbia, MD

Injectables And Fillers Specialist
Nearly any man or woman interested in improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is a potential candidate for Juvederm® or BOTOX® injections. A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Melanie Adams, of Melanie L. Adams, MD, PA, evaluates patients in Columbia, Maryland, and the surrounding area to determine if these injectable, aesthetic treatments are right for your goals. If you want smoother, more youthful skin, call the office or use the online booking agent for an appointment today.

Injectables and Fillers Q & A

by Melanie L. Adams, M.D., P.A.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is one of the most widely used and reputable state-of-the-art products that helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It is known as a neuromodulator that corrects wrinkles and lines caused by repeated muscle contractions.

Throughout the day, you make hundreds of small movements with your face that cause you to develop lines and wrinkles over time. BOTOX addresses these wrinkles by relaxing the muscle contractions that cause them.

Where is BOTOX effective?

BOTOX temporarily softens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines near the eyes, brows, mouth, and chin. Some of the most popular treatment areas include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Smile lines
  • Frown lines

How long does BOTOX last?

BOTOX treatments relax muscle contractions for about four months. To maintain your results, repeat injections are required.

What happens during a BOTOX treatment session?

During treatment, Dr. Adams injects BOTOX into the facial muscles responsible for the wrinkles in the areas you’d like to address. A session may last just 10 minutes, depending on how many areas you plan to treat.

The process does involve a fine needle inserted into your skin, which can be slightly uncomfortable. Because the treatments are short, most patients tolerate the discomfort just fine. You have no downtime following BOTOX treatments and see results within a day or two.

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm helps address the loss in facial volume that becomes inevitable as you age. The product softens and smoothes facial wrinkles near the mouth, cheeks, and midface area. The results of each injection session last for 6-12 months.

What areas benefit from Juvederm?

Dr. Adams helps you determine where you can most benefit from Juvederm treatments. Commonly treated areas include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Marionette lines
  • Smile lines

How do fillers work?

Juvederm is classified as a dermal filler, which helps soften and smooth wrinkles caused by facial volume loss. This volume loss is a natural consequence of the natural depletion of biological compounds like collagen and hyaluronic acid that give youthful skin a full, luminous appearance.

Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid, which attracts water to the site of wrinkles and fine lines, softening their texture in a subtle, natural looking way.

What should I expect during a Juvederm treatment?

Treatments last about 20 minutes. Dr. Adams applies a mild anesthetic solution to the treatment sites to make your experience more comfortable.

*Individual results may vary.

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