Botox And Fillers Specialist

Michael McKay, MD -  - Aesthetics

Trillium Medical Aesthetics & Gynecology

Michael McKay, MD

Aesthetics & Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Gulfport, MS

If you’re searching for a way to achieve a more youthful, well-rested facial appearance, BotoxⓇ and dermal fillers have a lot to offer. Michael McKay, MD, of Trillium Medical Aesthetics & Gynecology in Gulfport, Mississippi, has extensive experience leveraging these tools to help men and women feel great about the way they look. To learn more, schedule a one-on-one consultation online or by phone today.

Botox and Fillers Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is the world’s most popular nonsurgical aesthetic treatment. An injectable medication, Botox works by temporarily impeding the ability of targeted facial muscles to go through their full range of motion. That means those muscles will no longer be able to pull your skin into wrinkles, folds, and lines.

Botox is FDA-approved for use on frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. This medication can also be used off-label to create a number of effects in other areas of the face. Injections take very little time. The effects develop within a couple of days and last for around four months.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that act to replace or augment facial volume. One of the primary factors in the aging process is the loss of collagen.

With less collagen, your skin is left to sag and pool into lines, folds, and wrinkles. You can develop hollows in your cheeks and under your eyes, and jowls can appear at the jawline.

Dermal fillers introduce a gellike substance into your facial tissues to restore soft, youthful contouring. Most are made from a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, a substance your body produces naturally.

Dr. McKay uses dermal fillers to sculpt and refine the contours of your face. The results can last a year or longer, and your body is able to absorb and process the filler material safely.

Some of the areas where dermal fillers can be effective include:

  • Cheeks or mid-face
  • Beneath the eyes
  • Nasolabial folds, the lines running from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth
  • Marionette lines, the lines running from the sides of the mouth to your chin
    Crow’s feet
  • Vertical lip lines

Dermal fillers can also plump your lips or add volume to the backs of your hands.

What types of dermal fillers are available?

Dr. McKay conducts extensive research before choosing which products and treatments to bring into his practice. The options available at Trillium Medical Aesthetics & Gynecology represent the best on the market.

Some of the products Dr. McKay relies on to achieve gorgeous results include VolbellaⓇ and products from the JuvedermⓇ family of fillers.

As new options become available, Dr. McKay continues to bring you the best possible options that deliver lasting results without compromising your health.

If you’ve been thinking of giving dermal fillers a try but aren’t sure where to begin, call or book an appointment online today for a face-to-face consultation.