Howell Family Care, PLLC

Family Medicine Physicians & Aesthetic Specialists located in Howell, MI

Wrinkles and droopy skin can make you look older than you feel. Sheryl Simpson, DO, and her expert team at Howell Family Care, PLLC offer cosmetic injections such as Dysport® and Restylane® dermal fillers to restore youthfulness to your face.

To discover how cosmetic injections and dermal fillers can enhance your natural beauty, call or book an appointment online at their office in Howell, Michigan.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What causes wrinkles?

Contrary to popular belief, aging doesn’t always cause wrinkles. Some of the most common wrinkles, such as frown lines, stem from repeated muscle contractions, affecting young adults as well as older ones.

When you furrow your brow in concentration, the muscles beneath your skin contract in a certain way. These contractions lead to vertical frown lines, sometimes called “elevens” or glabellar lines, in-between your brows.

Other common causes of wrinkles include sun damage and a decrease in facial fat. Over time, the tissue beneath your face reduces in volume. In addition to wrinkles, this may lead to deep folds around your nose and mouth or a droopy appearance to your skin.

Dr. Simpson and the professional team at Howell Family Care, PLLC offer aesthetic services, including Dysport and Restylane injections, to combat these signs of aging.

What is Dysport?

Dysport is a clinically proven treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. If you’ve shied away from injectable cosmetic treatments for fear of a “frozen” look, you may want to consider Dysport.

This treatment uses a highly purified form of the botulinum toxin protein to relax the muscles around your brows while providing a natural look. Dysport minimizes the appearance of frown lines without altering your facial expressions.

What is Restylane?

Restylane is an injectable dermal filler that restores lost volume beneath the surface of your skin. This treatment uses hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that hydrates your skin and maintains elasticity.

Dr. Simpson and her team at Howell Family Care, PLLC use Restylane to improve skin concerns such as:

  • Facial wrinkles and folds
  • Sunken, droopy cheeks
  • Thin lips and lip lines

Restylane adds volume to various areas on your face, including the cheeks and lips, leaving you with a youthful facial contour.

What should I expect from a cosmetic injection treatment?

First, Dr. Simpson discusses your unique concerns and aesthetic goals in a consultation. Then, she creates a personalized treatment plant to suit your needs. This may include injections with Dysport, Restylane, or both.

The amount of time it takes depends on the number of treatments you get. Most cosmetic injections take only 15-45 minutes.

Side effects are mild and typically subside within a few days to weeks, but you may experience redness, swelling, and slight discomfort at the injection sites.

To find out if Dysport, Restylane dermal fillers, or both, are right for you, call Howell Family Care, PLLC or book an appointment online.