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You’ve thought about cosmetic procedures, and maybe even Googled a few, but you aren’t quite sure where to start. First, you’ll need to find an expert dermatologist. Then you’ll need to schedule your first consultation. But what procedure are you interested in? Are you looking for preventive or corrective?

Some common cosmetic procedures include fillers, Botox®, body sculpting and laser surgery options. Below are a few common questions:

What exactly is a filler?

Fillers are an injectable product that are used to add volume, create contours in the face, smooth wrinkles and even treat scars. The most common areas on the body include: face, neck and hands. They provide almost instant results, last for 8-24 months and require little to no recovery time. Treatment is performed by injecting the filler under the skin using a fine needle. Trillium Creek provides an all-natural, homeopathic remedy beforehand to reduce redness and swelling.

What’s the difference between Botox® and a filler?

While a filler can contain different types of solutions, Botox® is actually a purified form of the botulinum toxin, harvested from bacteria. Botox® works by blocking nerve signals in the muscle where it is injected. Wrinkles soften and disappear. Botox® can also be used in other areas of the body to treat excessive sweating of the underarms or feet with the effects of treatments lasting up to 12 months. Botox® injections have been used safely and effectively for over 10 years in treating many ophthalmological and neurological disorders, and have been used to treat migraine headaches.

Besides liposuction, what are some other non-surgical ways to reshape problem areas?

Glad you asked! At Trillium Creek, we specialize in truSculpt® 3D. This body contouring treatment uses warming radiofrequency energy to heat and penetrate deep layers of the skin and fat. TruSculpt® 3D improves your overall body contours by reducing fat and the appearance of cellulite. You will start to notice visible results after only 1 or 2 treatments. Another fun fact –  truSculpt® 3D is the only FDA-approved non-invasive laser treatment that can eliminate up to 25% of belly and flank flat.

Will people be able to tell that I’ve had a cosmetic procedure?

Botox®, facial fillers and truSculpt® 3D are minimally invasive procedures. They require no downtime at all and, in most cases, can be completed in under an hour. While every patient’s skin is different, temporary bruising is the most common side effect with Botox®, which can be covered with makeup. Fillers require no recovery time and patients can resume normal activity immediately. Your appearance will be fresher, younger and more relaxed!

Your skin experts at Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center can discuss various cosmetic procedures and formulate a multifaceted treatment plan depending on your goals.

About Trillium Creek Dermatology and Surgery Center: Few places in the country offer the quality care, innovation and state-of-the-art procedures that are available at Trillium Creek. Through our integrative medicine approach, Trillium Creek offers world-class general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, laser surgery, cosmetic dermatology, skin cancer treatment, Mohs surgery and holistic medicine.