Botox and Fillers

Botox and Fillers

Botox and Fillers services offered in Anchorage, AK

Did you know that Botox® is the world's most popular nonsurgical aesthetic treatment? Many Anchorage, Alaska residents rely on Courtney Bagayoko, MD, FAAD, MPH, Roy E. Howard, PA-C, and the Anchorage Dermatology & Cosmetics team for exceptional Botox and filler treatments. If you’re wondering what the buzz is about and want to try Botox and fillers, call the office to schedule or request your appointment quickly and easily online today.

What is Botox?

Botox® is a substance created from Clostridium botulinum, found naturally in soil, forests, and lakes. Dangerous in specific concentrations, the formulation used for medical and aesthetic treatments is perfectly safe and carefully controlled.

This treatment has numerous medical applications and is also FDA-approved for treating forehead lines, frown lines between the brows, and crow’s feet.

Other injectables like Jeuveau® and Dysport® work similarly. During your visit to Anchorage Dermatology & Cosmetics, the knowledgeable team explains any differences between your options and helps you to choose the right ones for your needs, goals, and lifestyle.

How do Botox and fillers work?

Botox is a neuromodulator and works by altering the ability of treated muscles to go through their full range of motion. When you have Botox, the treated muscles can still create everyday facial expressions but won’t be strong enough to tug and pull your skin into lines and folds.

Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin's supply of hyaluronic acid. Fillers can revitalize and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and lines while giving a natural and softer look.

Fillers are also available at Anchorage Dermatology & Cosmetics and can be added to your personalized treatment regimen.

Are Botox and fillers painful?

It only takes a few seconds for the team to place the injections. You might feel a slight pinch as the needle enters your skin, but no significant pain is associated with Botox and filler treatments.

If you have especially sensitive skin or have experienced discomfort during other injectable treatments, just let the Anchorage Dermatology & Cosmetics team know when you book your visit. Topical numbing cream can help reduce sensations in the treatment area before your injections. 

How long do Botox results last?

It takes a few days for the full results of Botox and other neuromodulators to take effect. You can expect results to last around four months. At that point, you may notice wrinkles and lines slowly returning. 

Schedule another round of injections if you’d like to extend your results. Many people are so pleased with the results of Botox and fillers that they make treatment part of their ongoing anti-aging routine.

To schedule a visit to Anchorage Dermatology & Cosmetics, call the office. You can also request an appointment online, which can be accessed at any time of day or night.