Almost everybody loves a bargain. But bargains can be costly. Cheap and poorly made clothing rips, pills, and must be replaced frequently. Cheap, fast, nutrient-poor food costs you dearly in the state of your health and future medical bills.
When it comes to remodeling and smoothing your face with injectable therapies, the most important part of the process is the knowledge and skill of the injector. That’s why only board-certified dermatologists and medically trained phlebotomists perform injectable rejuvenations and remodeling at the Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Skin Care Center in Westlake Village, California.
Dermatologists know facial anatomy
The neuromodulator Botox® works by blocking chemical signals that your brain sends to the nerve cells in your facial muscles. To successfully and safely tone down the muscles’ activity, your injector must have a complete understanding of facial anatomy.
A board-certified dermatologist’s knowledge of the face is more than skin deep. They also understand muscle structure and where the nerves in your face are located. They know that each type of Botox remedy has specific injection points. With their skill and knowledge, they use Botox to erase:
- Frown lines
- Forehead furrow
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines
Anatomical knowledge is even more important when it comes to dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Belotero®, and Radiesse®. Not only do lighter formulations of these fillers smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, and creases, the heavier formulations can completely remodel your face. We use dermal fillers to:
- Smooth out wrinkles
- Erase creases and folds
- Restore facial volume
- Build up cheekbones
- Create more facial symmetry
- Fill under-eye troughs
- Plump and reshape lips
- Fill in recessed scars
A board-certified dermatologist works with the natural contours of your face to augment and flatter its natural planes and curves. Our work looks like the ideal version of you, not a poor facsimile of somebody else.
Dermatologists are skilled and experienced
We’ve all seen celebrity facial disasters from Botox or fillers. But those disasters aren’t caused by the products themselves. They’re caused by the people who administer them. When you use a Groupon to buy a cheap injectable service, you have no idea how long your injector has been working or how well they’ve been trained.
By the time a board-certified dermatologist finishes medical school, fellowships, and residencies, they’re experts at faces, skin, and injections. They know how much product to use to get the optimal result, so you never look over- or under-filled. They also know how to administer injections safely, without causing pain, bruising, or infections.
Dermatologists understand your skin
With so many amazing new options for rejuvenating your skin and restoring or creating volume in your face, you may feel overwhelmed by which product to choose, or what to do. A dermatologist takes the time to analyze your skin type and your facial structure, and then makes recommendations based on what’s best for your unique look.
A board-certified dermatologist also helps you find the right products and remedies for other skin issues that may trouble you, including acne. We only recommend medical-grade skin care products that have science-backed evidence that they work.
A board-certified dermatologist is part of your care team
While injectable therapies like Botox and fillers are aesthetic treatments, a board-certified dermatologist also cares about the quality and health of your skin. We not only help your skin look good, but improve its condition as well.
At Daphne I. Panagotacos, M.D., Skin Care Center, we become part of your self-care and health team and can partner with you for life. As your skin and needs change, we help you find the solutions that make you feel wonderful, confident, and radiant.
To find out what a difference a board-certified dermatologist can make in your facial rejuvenation and remodeling with fillers and Botox, contact us today by calling our office, sending an email, or requesting an appointment online.