Fillers for Your Feet? Injectables Are More Versatile Than You Thought

August 8, 2014 - by

We all know a combination of Botox and fillers can revitalize your face and shave years off, but did you realize injectables go above and beyond when it comes to cosmetic enhancement? Keeping you fresh from head to toe, these treatments have more uses than they get credit for:

Hand Rejuvenation

A subtle indicator of age, hands are often forgotten when it comes time to pursue a more youthful look. Hands can betray the years with accentuated veins, deep wrinkles, and a hollowed appearance. Luckily, fillers are a perfect solution for plumping up and revitalizing your hands for a more youthful appearance. Juvéderm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra are the most popular choices for this procedure and can keep your hands looking fresher and younger for many months.

Minimize Appearance of Platysma Bands

Botox: it’s the enemy of forehead lines everywhere. But the power of Botox doesn’t stop there. As we age, the platysma muscle often starts showing thick vertical bands on the neck, giving the skin the appearance straining or bulging. If a neck lift isn’t something you want to approach, Botox can help soften the appearance of thick neck bands by stalling the downward pull of the muscle, providing a less-invasive option for taking off a few years.

Relief for Foot Pad Pain

A common affliction, foot pad pain is a condition many believe is simply an unavoidable symptom of aging. But did you know that, just like the loss of collagen and elastin we experience in our faces, this discomfort is treatable with an injection of dermal filler? Administered to the ball of the foot, filler can act as an internal padding to minimize pain for an average of 6-12 months. Even better, repeated treatment may slowly build up collagen, giving you longer-lasting results with following injections.

Treatment for Excessive Sweating

Famous for its ability to slow the test of time and treat wrinkles, Botox has become a household name. However, you might be surprised to learn that it can also help treat excessive sweating in the armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis) or in the palms of the hand. Often an embarrassing condition, many don’t realize relief is possible at the hands of a plastic surgeon who has experience providing treatment for excessive sweating.

In much the same way Botox treatments are used to temporarily paralyze those pesky forehead muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, Botox administered to the underarm area has been shown to successfully stop sweat production by blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. When they don’t receive the signals, sweat glands stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas, providing relief for an embarrassing condition.

See for yourself

When you start feeling your age, you may decide it’s time to lift, smooth, or rejuvenate. Knowing your options can help you and your doctor create a comprehensive plan to achieve your goals, whether with surgery, dermal fillers, chemical peels, or a personalized combination. The guidance of a skilled plastic surgeon can help ensure you walk out confident and happy with your results. Call us today to set up a consultation with Dr. Zevon and take the step toward a new you.

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