Botox and Dermal Fillers

This information is useful for adults
 A woman receives botox treatment.

If you want to turn back the hands of time and smooth out fine lines on the face, you may consider Botox or dermal filler injections for a fresher, younger-looking complexion.

These treatments are cosmetic, not medical. They address individuals’ concerns about their appearance, smoothing wrinkles and skin folds that can result as we get older.

“Botox is the most widely known injectable,” says Kathleen Suozzi, MD, a Yale Medicine dermatologist. “It acts to reduce ‘dynamic’ wrinkles, which result from the movements of facial expression. There are also a variety of dermal fillers to consider which can help fill creases and restore volume that is lost with aging. Your dermatologist can work with you to determine which injectable will help you safely meet your aesthetic goals.”

At Yale Medicine, we recognize that these treatments are not one-size-fits-all. Cosmetic injectables should be administered by a skilled dermatologist in order to safely and effectively enhance your appearance.