Coastal Hills Dermatology
Lucas Bingham, MD
Dermatologist located in Ladera Ranch, CA
Wrinkle treatments like Botox® and filler injections are becoming more popular because they are relatively quick and painless procedures with long-lasting effects. Dr. Lucas Bingham, a dermatologist in Ladera Ranch, California, has extensive experience in Botox® and filler injections and has completed a specialized Allergan Duet training program. Dr. Bingham is a perfectionist when it comes to helping you look your best, so you can count on a safe and beauty-enhancing procedure. Schedule an appointment online or call Coastal Hills Dermatology today to get started.
Botox and Fillers Q & A
What’s the Difference Between Botox and Filler Injections?
Both Botox and filler injections—also called dermal fillers—are used to treat wrinkles and help temporarily reverse the signs of aging. However, there are a few differences between the two treatments:
- Botox: Botox is a muscle relaxer that’s been on the market for over two decades, and it’s used on the wrinkles near your eyes and forehead that become more pronounced with age. In other words, it’s used on the “crease points” where your muscles contract, such as furrow lines, forehead lines, or crow’s feet.
- Fillers: Filler injections treat wrinkles by filling them with materials that are already in your body, such as hyaluronic acid and calcium. Dr. Bingham usually only uses fillers on lines that are present even when your facial muscles are at rest. They can also be used to plump your lips or add volume to different areas of your face.
Often, Botox and dermal fillers are used in combination to get rid of lines altogether.
What Does Botox or Filler Injection Treatment Involve?
Both Botox and dermal fillers are minimally invasive procedures that Dr. Bingham delivers via injection. First, you have a consultation in which he performs a facial assessment to determine which treatment, or combination, will work best for you.
He maps out where you’ll receive the injections, and then, after sterilizing the area, he administers the injections with an ultra-fine needle that minimizes discomfort. For either procedure, the injections only last a few minutes and are relatively painless.
Are Botox and Filler Injections Safe?
Yes, both Botox and dermal fillers are safe for most people. As with any cosmetic procedure, there is a risk of side effects, which include:
- Swelling or bruising at the site of injection
- Temporary headaches
Dr. Bingham has unmatched expertise in Botox and filler injection treatments in the Orange County area. If you’re interested or have questions, call the office or schedule a consultation online to get started.