If you’re looking for younger, smoother skin without surgery, dermal fillers are a great option. We all experience skin laxity as we age, and it can be made worse by environmental and genetic factors. But while we can’t stop time, it’s possible to turn back the clock and smooth out your skin with a variety of injectables.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ offers a variety of injectables, from wrinkle relaxers to dermal fillers. Below, we’ll look at the options patients have for smoothing their skin.

The difference between wrinkle relaxers vs. dermal fillers

There are two main types of injectables for smoothing skin – wrinkles relaxers and dermal fillers.

Wrinkle relaxers work by paralyzing the muscles underneath the skin by blocking signals to those muscles. Arresting muscle movement reduces facial movements that make wrinkles visible, making skin look smoother. Dr. Rao offers BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® at his office in Tucson, AZ, and results typically last 3 – 4 months.

Dermal fillers give patients younger, smoother skin via injections of formulas designed to increase collagen production, add volume, or both. The goal of dermal fillers is to fill in wrinkles. Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery offers Juvéderm®, Voluma®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, Sculptra®, and Kybella® for those looking to treat lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume.

Smoothing facial skin with injectables

Depending on the injectable you choose, you can address several skin issues to achieve younger-looking, smoother skin. Injectables can help:

– Restore lost volume

– Decrease the appearance of fine lines

– Augment lips, jawbone, and cheeks

– Plump hollow areas

– Smooth nasolabial folds

– Reduce chin wrinkles, forehead lines, and Crow’s feet

– Contour the face

Combining injectables for younger-looking, smoother skin

The results of injectables don’t last forever. The body absorbs these substances, and patients typically need touch-ups a few times a year (or less, depending on the filler). And since not every injectable is ideal for every area of the face, a full smoothing result may require a combination of injectables.

Dr. Rao offers a treatment called a liquid facelift for patients looking to restore their smooth, youthful appearance. This is a minimally invasive way to get the most out of injectable treatments. Not only can a liquid facelift fill in lines and wrinkles, but it can also help smooth out bumps, pits, and other skin irregularities.

A liquid facelift typically involves BOTOX and a selection of fillers based on the needs of each patient. Dr. Rao will talk to you about your skin issues and goals, and recommend the right treatment plan for you.

Some liquid facelift results are visible almost immediately, and the procedures can be completed in just minutes. Even better, there are no incisions or scars to worry about.

Get skin-smoothing injectable dermal fillers in Tucson, AZ

Patients in Tucson, AZ can walk out of Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery with smoother skin in the same afternoon with a single injectable treatment or a combination of muscle relaxers and dermal fillers.

The first step is to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao to learn more about which injectables are right for you.


* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.