Botox and Fillers: Affordable Alternatives to a Facelift

manhattan beach botoxYour face is one of the first things that people notice about you. But as we age, the once youthful appearance of our faces fade, giving way to fine lines, wrinkles, and sunken or sagging cheeks. Manhattan Beach patients who are not yet ready for a facelift, or who are looking for a more affordable option than a facelift, can turn to Dr. Granzow of Manhattan Beach Plastic Surgery for Botox and Dermal Filler treatments. Read on to discover what each of these treatments offer, and how they can help you regain a youthful appearance that you will be proud to show off.

What is Botox?

If you’re a Manhattan Beach resident, you’ve probably heard of Botox before, but just how much do you really know about it? Botox is the #1 non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the US. Botox, also called botulinum toxin, is a purified substance derived from bacteria. It is known for temporarily paralyzing facial muscles, and in a recent Canadian study, was also shown to temporarily improve skin elasticity and prevent the formation of new wrinkles, too.

Manhattan Beach patients who are treated with Botox may notice an immediate difference in:

  • Frown lines;
  • Forehead furrows;
  • Crows feet; and
  • Skin bands around the neck.

Botox is the fastest, safest way to reduce these wrinkles. But, it is not a permanent solution. Manhattan Beach Botox patients will need to return to Dr. Granzow every 3 to 6 months for treatment, depending on their face’s unique reaction to Botox.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

In addition to using Botox, Dr. Granzow of Manhattan Beach Plastic Surgery also uses Dermal Fillers on his patients, including Juvederm, Restylane, and Voluma. These injectable Dermal Fillers consist of hyaluronic acid, which naturally exists in our bodies and is a main component of our skin. As Manhattan Beach residents get older, the amount of hyaluronic acid in their skin begins to decrease, resulting in a sunken looking appearance that can be a telltale sign of one’s age.

Injectable Dermal Fillers offer Manhattan Beach residents several benefits, including:

  • Firmer and smoother skin;
  • A more youthful facial appearance;
  • Less hollowed cheeks; and
  • Less sagging skin.

Just like with Botox, injectable Dermal Fillers are not a permanent facial solution. If you choose to have Dermal Fillers to provide you with a more youthful appearance, you will need to revisit Dr. Granzow after several months for a follow-up treatment in order to maintain your results.

I’m Interested In Botox and Dermal Fillers, But I Don’t Want to Look “Done Up.”

Many Manhattan Beach residents who are considering Botox or Dermal Fillers are concerned that after their treatment they will look “done up” or be unable to express emotions on their face. This concern is only compounded by stories of Hollywood starlets who have had facial injections and are now unable to show emotion on their face.

When you are working with Dr. Granzow, however, you do not need to fear. Dr. Granzow is an internationally recognized board certified plastic surgeon, with over 10 years experience with Botox and Dermal Fillers. He works with each of his patients to understand their unique needs and requests and come up with a personalized treatment plan for them that will provide a more youthful, but natural looking appearance.

I’m Ready to Schedule an Appointment

If you’re ready to make that next move and schedule an appointment for Botox or Dermal Fillers, then don’t delay. Call Dr. Granzow at Manhattan Beach Plastic Surgery today to schedule your appointment at (310) 737-8918.