For patients who feel like the appearance of their face inaccurately reflects their youthful disposition, Botox and facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane could be a great option. Patients in and around Bethesda, Maryland repeatedly consult Dr. Roger J. Oldham for skincare rejuvenation because of his 25+ years of experience. Dr. Oldham’s plastic surgery office in Bethesda offers patients options. Botox and facial fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are just two skincare treatments that serve as an alternative to invasive surgical options like facelift surgery or facial implants of the chin and cheek. Patients often ask, What is the difference between Botox and injectable fillers like Juvederm and Restylane.
Skincare injections (including Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane) can be ideal non-invasive anti-aging treatments for patients who wish to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Wrinkles form with age, the effects of cause the skin to lose firmness and elasticity. Botox is an injectable which fills wrinkles with a substance that pushes fine lines back to the surface while discouraging the development of future wrinkles. Botox is most often applied around the brow, eyelids and forehead where wrinkles, “crow’s feet,” and folds are most likely to form. Restylane, and Juvederm, on the other hand, are also applied in small injections, but only serve to fill in fine lines with substances that occur naturally in the body but in smaller amounts. Both are approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration, and both have had successful results in Dr. Oldham’s patients. Whether you are interested in Botox, or fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, the cost is determined by the amount of the injection or the size of the treated area. Unlike more invasive surgical alternatives like a facelift, Botox and fillers can be treated in-office, saving patients hundreds of dollars in facility fees. There is also no extended periods of recovery time necessary. Click on the links above to see pictures of patients before and after Botox, and before and after Restylane/Juvederm, then contact Dr. Oldham’s office in Bethesda to make an appointment for your 30-minute personal cosmetic consultation.
Dr. Oldham’s conveniently-located Bethesda office provides quick and easy treatments to patients who work or reside in many of the following cities in Maryland, Northern Virginia, Northwest D.C.: Silver Spring, Rockville, Olney, Potomac, Montgomery Village, Bethesda, Gaithersburg Chevy Chase, Fairfax, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, Arlington, Great Falls, McLean, Annandale, Tysons, and Cleveland Park, Dupont Circle, and Georgetown in Washington D.C.