Botox And Fillers Specialist

Martha Viera Dermatology

Martha Viera, MD

Dermatology & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Coral Gables, FL

Botox® and fillers are popular cosmetic treatments, and they can give your appearance the refresh you want to see. At Martha Viera Dermatology in Coral Gables, Florida, dermatologist Martha Viera, MD, uses Botox and fillers to create one-of-a-kind results that flatter your natural features. To schedule a consultation for Botox, fillers, or both, call Martha Viera Dermatology or book an appointment online today.

Botox and Fillers Q&A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment for facial wrinkles and other issues. It’s a neuromodulator, so it works by temporarily disabling communications in targeted motor nerves so they can’t tell their corresponding muscles to flex. The key ingredient in Botox that causes this reaction is called botulinum toxin.

Botox can treat:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Chin dimpling
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

During your treatment consultation at Martha Viera Dermatology, your providers decide if Botox can help you reach any of your treatment goals. 

What are fillers?

Fillers are not the same as Botox but are in the same treatment category because they’re also injectable. Fillers can treat wrinkles, but not the same wrinkles as Botox. Instead, they target larger wrinkles and work by adding soft volume into the area.

Most fillers have a gel-like consistency that looks like natural tissue. Using fillers, your Martha Viera Dermatology provider can make these changes to your appearance:

  • Plumper lips
  • More symmetrical lips and face
  • Plumper cheeks
  • Added volume in the hands
  • Fewer recessed scars, including acne scars
  • Fewer facial lines and wrinkles

Martha Viera Dermatology plans your treatment strategy and performs the procedure with careful hands. Your providers make sure the results look natural after your injections and that they complement your natural facial contours. 

Can I get Botox and fillers at the same time?

Yes, you can get Botox and fillers within the same treatment plan to refresh your appearance. You can also choose from a range of skin care products and services at Martha Viera Dermatology to improve your appearance.

How long do the results of Botox and fillers last?

Because they’re such different products, Botox and fillers do not produce the same duration of results. With Botox, you can expect wrinkle reduction for up to four months after injections. Once your targeted motor nerves gain back their function, you can opt for another round of injections. You can get them repeatedly if you get consistent results and are happy with them.

For fillers, it depends on the exact product you use. Hyaluronic acid fillers, a popular choice, are soft and gel-like and offer results lasting around 12 months. Other fillers help build collagen and therefore last a little longer, often up to two years.

Just like Botox, you can get fillers repeatedly from Martha Viera Dermatology if you want to keep enjoying your results.

Schedule your consultation for Botox and fillers by phone or online today at Martha Viera Dermatology.