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Botox And Fillers Specialist

Kathy Anderson, MD, FACOG, JD, ABAARM -  - Alternative Medicine

Mothers and Daughters Center

Kathy Anderson, MD, FACOG, JD, ABAARM

Alternative Medicine & Gynecology located in Santa Ana, CA

At Mothers and Daughters Center in Santa Ana, California, Kathy Anderson, MD, wants you to leave looking and feeling your best. In addition to gynecological services, Dr. Anderson also offers injectable aesthetic treatments like Botox® and dermal fillers. To pamper yourself with personalized attention and a spa-like atmosphere, call Mothers and Daughters Center or schedule your nonsurgical cosmetic procedure to reverse the signs of aging online.

Botox and Fillers Q & A

What causes the skin to age?

Several factors lead to the fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin that comes with age. Exposure to the sun and environment are a leading cause, but changes in your body affect your skin on a deeper level.

Your body begins producing less elastin and collagen after you turn 20. These vital proteins make your skin firm and elastic. Oil production also declines, and as the years pass, your face slowly loses subcutaneous fat, leading your skin to become drier, thinner, and saggier.

Each time you make a facial expression, the muscles in your face cause a crease to appear. As your skin becomes less supple and less elastic, these lines and wrinkles become more profound and pronounced. It also begins to sag more due to gravity and fat loss.

To reverse these signs of aging, Dr. Anderson offers nonsurgical aesthetic treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Xeomin®, and the dermal filler, Juvéderm®.

How do BOTOX and Xeomin reduce wrinkles?

BOTOX Cosmetic comes from a botulinum neurotoxin that disrupts communication between your nerve cells and facial muscles. When injected in precise amounts, BOTOX causes these muscles to relax, giving you a smoother complexion.

Dr. Anderson recommends BOTOX to reduce the appearance of:

  • Crow’s feet by the eyes
  • Worry lines in the forehead
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows

For moderate to severe frown lines, Dr. Anderson might also suggest Xeomin. Similar to BOTOX, Xeomin contains a botulinum neurotoxin and reduces wrinkles between the eyebrows by relaxing your facial muscles.

BOTOX and Xeomin anti-aging treatments are quick and relatively painless. You can expect to see initial results within 24 hours and visible smoothing within three to five days. BOTOX treatments typically last up to four months while Xeomin lasts up to three.

In addition to BOTOX and Xeomin, Dr. Anderson also offers Juvéderm, which is an injectable filler that restores volume and reduces sagging.

How do dermal fillers reverse the signs of aging?

Unlike BOTOX, which relaxes your muscles, dermal fillers use gel-like fluids injected into your face to add fullness and volume that reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Dr. Anderson might suggest dermal fillers for several purposes, including:

  • Softening facial wrinkles and lines
  • Eliminating lower lid shadows
  • Restoring facial contours
  • Adding volume to cheeks
  • Plumping thin lips

The dermal filler Juvéderm contains hyaluronic acid. This substance naturally occurs in your body and increases the moisture, elasticity, and flexibility of your skin.

As a cosmetic treatment, Juvéderm is often known as a “liquid facelift.” This aesthetic treatment is quick and offers immediate results that last at least a year.

To restore your youthful appearance with injectables, call Mothers and Daughters Center or schedule an appointment online today.