The Ageless Institute
Gregory Singleton, MD
Family Medicine Physician & Integrative Medicine Practice located in Orangeburg, SC
If you wish you could erase the signs of aging on your face, you might be relieved to know that dermal fillers and Botox® injections can do just that. The aesthetic specialists at The Ageless Institute provide the age-defying injections under the supervision of Gregory Singleton, MD. If you’re looking for a Botox or Juvéderm® provider in Orangeburg, South Carolina, call or click to make an appointment.
Botox and Dermal Fillers Q & A
What type of aesthetic injections are available?
Aesthetic injections are among the top nonsurgical cosmetic treatments in the United States. The Ageless Institute offers two kinds of aesthetic injections, each with a unique way of minimizing the signs of aging.
Botox is a medical procedure that uses a purified form of the botulinum toxin to relax the facial muscles responsible for wrinkles. With the muscles relaxed, the creases around your eyes become less pronounced.
Dr. Singleton uses Juvéderm fillers, which are made of hyaluronic acid. The injectable fillers add volume to the skin in wrinkled or sunken areas.
What can I expect after the injections?
You can see the results from Juvéderm right away, and they last up to a year or more. Botox takes a week or two to go into effect and lasts three to six months.
Side effects from cosmetic injections are minimal, especially when administered by an experienced medical professional like Dr. Singleton. You may notice some tenderness, swelling, and slight bruising after the treatment, but they usually dissipate after a few days.
Botox occasionally causes eyelid drooping if it gets rubbed out of place. This usually resolves within about three weeks.
What skin concerns can I have treated with Botox and dermal fillers?
Botox and Juvéderm injections either fill in or relax the following areas of the face:
- Forehead lines
- Brow furrow
- Smile lines
- Marionette lines
Do dermal injections carry risks?
As with any treatment that penetrates the skin, dermal fillers and Botox do carry some risks. Some of the potential complications from dermal injections include:
- Tangible lumps
- Acne-like skin response
- Asymmetrical results
- Redness and itchiness
- Over- or under-treatment
- Wounds and scarring
- Droopy eyelids or smile
What are the advantages of Botox and cosmetic fillers?
Cosmetic injections provide noticeable improvements in your facial appearance without surgery. At the practiced hands of Dr. Singleton, you get very natural results.
You can also return to your normal routine immediately because the treatment requires no downtime. The side effects shouldn’t interfere with your ability to work or perform everyday tasks.
The treatments are safe and painless, aside from the slight pinch at the injection point. Dr. Singleton offers topical and local anesthetic for those who are nervous about needles.
Call The Ageless Institute or use the one-click online booking option to book an appointment to discuss your wrinkle treatment options with Dr. Singleton.
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