Injectable Skin Treatments in Baltimore, Maryland from UMD

As we age, our skin develop deep wrinkles such as laugh lines, crow’s feet and forehead furrows. One way to remedy this is by getting an injectable skin treatment such as Botox. Injectable cosmetic wrinkle fillers are soft tissue fillers approved as medical devices by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These devices are injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body.


The FDA has approved absorbable injectable cosmetic wrinkle fillers for correcting soft tissue contour defects, such as moderate and severe wrinkles and folds. Some absorbable fillers are approved for restoring or correcting the signs of facial fat loss in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Botox specifically is a brand name of a toxin created by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. Those muscles effected can’t contract, thus making the wrinkles relax and soften.



After a the simple, relatively painless Botox procedure is done, it takes about three to seven days to take full effect. It is advisable to avoid alcohol at least one week before the procedure and taking anti-inflammatory medications a few weeks before will also help reduce bruising and swelling. Consult with your local Baltimore University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness doctor to develop a plan that will ensure the procedure goes over smoothly - and that it will ensure that you have smooth skin for years to come.


At UMD’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness, we offer several different types of injectables including Botox, Juvaderm, Restylane, Radiesse. These can be used in combination to treat wrinkles achieving a smooth rested appearance. Loss of volume in the face is a normal part of the aging process. Fillers can be used to augment areas which appear deflated. Lines around the eyes, on the forehead and between the brows can make you appear tired, older and even angry. Botox softens these lines.


The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as invasiveness of the treatment, length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.
As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.


If you have any questions about Injectable Skin Treatments, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visit today! Be sure to also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.
Wrinkle Relief: Injectable Cosmetic Fillers, WebMD
Cosmetic Uses of Botox, WebMD

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