Dec 03 2012

Injectables: Neurotoxins vs. Fillers

Botox and Fillers Stonington CT experienced MD

Mystic BOTOX CosmeticAre you ready to look as young as you feel? Tired of trying to hide folds and fine lines with ineffective treatments? Dr. Duke in Stonington, CT,  provides injectable treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® to help you turn back the clock. These treatments are designed to give our patients a convenient, safe, affordable, and efficient solution to the early signs of aging. Don't wait another day to restore your youthful appearance with one of our Mystic cosmetic treatments.


Botulinum Toxin type A has been used for therapeutic and medical purposes since the late 1960s and was first used for cosmetic treatments in the 1980s. In 2002, the FDA approved the neurotoxin to temporarily reduce the prominence of moderate to severe lines in the skin. The effects of this injection can last up to four months, and require subsequent applications to maintain the result.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

As one of our most popular injectable treatments, BOTOX® Cosmetic can eliminate crow's feet, folds,, and fine lines in your facial skin. Injected directly into specific muscles, BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily inhibits their function, relaxing your face for a smoother look. Also used on forehead and between-the-eyebrow wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic can provide an immediate, long-lasting, natural-looking, and dramatic improvement to your appearance.


Over time, constant movement of the forehead muscles form lines between the eyebrows, and other facial movements can cause frown lines, crow's feet, and other imperfections in your facial skin. Over-the-counter cosmetic creams and lotions can't always reverse these effects of aging. Luckily, Coastal Dermatology has a more reliable solution. Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® is a neurotoxin that relaxes the muscles in your face that cause folds in your skin. By carefully injecting Dysport® into your muscles, Dr. Duke can smooth the contours of your face for a more youthful appearance.


Dermal fillers are injections of gel that correct the depressions and wrinkles in your face. Whether used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures or treatments, or by themselves, dermal fillers can provide many of the same lifting and rejuvenating results as a facelift without the hassle of surgery. The most common fillers replace the hyaluronic acid (HA) found naturally in your skin.


JUVÉDERM® is another incredibly popular injectable treatment offered by our Mystic dermatologist. This unique treatment is a smooth gel filler that injects HA back into your skin. As our skin ages, it is common for HA to deplete, causing your cheeks to lose volume, your face to lose its attractive structure, and your facial skin to wrinkle and fold. JUVÉDERM® safely and effectively replaces your HA to take years off your face.


Restylane® is another HA replacement treatment provided by Dr. Duke. Because the HA produced naturally in your skin is naturally hydrating, factors like age and sunlight can reduce the plump fullness of your face. Injecting Restylane® on the border of your lips, the lines between your eyebrows, and folds along your nose enhances the volume of your face and smooths its surface.

Learn More about BOTOX® Cosmetic

If you would like to schedule a consultation for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment or have questions about our other injectable treatments, contact Coastal Dermatology today.

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