Botox And Fillers Specialist

Esther Chen MD

Aesthetics & Family Medicine Physician located in Los Gatos, CA

Neuromodulators, such as Xeomin® and BOTOX®, and fillers like Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Versa® are often called the best anti-wrinkle treatments — and when you see the results from these quick injections, you understand why. Neuromodulators smooth out your current lines and wrinkles, and then, for up to four months, they prevent new ones, too. Fillers take care of the other type of wrinkles, those that result from age-related volume loss. At Esther Chen MD in Los Gatos, California, Dr. Chen and the dedicated medical aesthetics team are here to smooth your wrinkles (and your worries about aging skin) away. Book an appointment online or by phone now.

Botox and Fillers

What are neuromodulators?

Neuromodulators are injectable anti-wrinkle cosmetics that reduce muscle movement in the muscles that create wrinkles. By temporarily relaxing key muscles, you can smooth wrinkles away now and for up to four months per treatment. 

Dr. Chen can painlessly inject anti-wrinkle neuromodulators like Xeomin in only a few minutes in-office, and there’s no downtime at all. Although it’s different from one patient to the next, in general, you’ll notice results within a week, possibly as soon as 24-48 hours after injection. 

Where are the best areas for anti-wrinkle injections?

Dr. Chen offers anti-wrinkle injections in all the areas where repeated muscle movement creates facial lines. These areas include:

  • Frown lines between brows 
  • Crow’s feet around eyes
  • Forehead lines

Neuromodulators reduce muscle movement to treat lines caused by muscle contractions, but they don’t affect your facial volume. If you have wrinkles in other areas of your face, for example, smile lines or lip lines, fillers are the best treatment option. 

What are fillers?

Fillers are injectables that instantly plump up skin volume to treat the deep lines and wrinkles that develop as you age. Fillers like Restylane are made primarily of synthetic hyaluronic acid, a near-identical copy of a substance that your body naturally produces in the dermal layer of your skin. 

Radiesse, another filler option, is made from calcium hydroxyapatite, suspended in microspheres. It immediately boosts volume level and also stimulates new collagen growth over time for extra longevity. 

What are the best areas for fillers?

Fillers are ideal for the areas that neuromodulators don’t treat. Some of the most popular injection areas are:

  • Smile lines 
  • Under-eye hollows
  • Thin cheeks
  • Lip lines (and thin lips in general)

Fillers also work quite well with neuromodulators, so you can have both types of anti-wrinkle injections in one appointment if you want.

How often do I need anti-wrinkle injections?

It varies by individual, but the best way to keep smooth, line-free skin is to schedule neuromodulator injections around every 3-4 months. Fillers typically last around 6-18 months, depending on the injection area and specific filler. Dr. Chen helps you find the ideal maintenance schedule to stay wrinkle-free! 

Anti-wrinkle injections are one of the most popular treatments at the office of Esther Chen MD. Find out why everyone loves neuromodulators and fillers by booking your appointment online or by phone today.