Anti Aging Specialist

Metropolitan Comprehensive Medical Center

Primary Care Physicians & Sports Medicine located in San Diego, CA

Signs of aging, such as wrinkles and droopy cheeks, impact the confidence of many people. Behrang Dehkordi, MD, an expert in anti-aging treatment, can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Dehkordi provides compassionate care in a friendly, comfortable setting at the Metropolitan Comprehensive Medical Center in downtown San Diego. His expert use of Botox® and dermal fillers gives your skin and your confidence a boost. Call Dr. Dehkordi today or use the online tool to schedule your consultation for younger, beautiful skin.

Anti-Aging (Botox and Dermal Fillers)

What causes our skin to age?

Our skin ages as a natural part of life. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and softness and becomes more transparent and fragile. Additional lifestyle factors, such as excessive sun exposure, smoking, and poor diet, cause skin to age faster.

What is Botox?

Botox is a safe, nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that relaxes facial muscles and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox is made from a naturally occurring neurotoxin called botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin comes from the bacterium clostridium botulinum, which is found in lakes and forests.

How does Botox work?

Small concentrations of botulinum toxin are injected into the face. The toxins send signals from your nerve cells to your muscles to stop contracting. As a result, your muscles are more relaxed, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

What are dermal fillers?

As we age, our bodies stop producing collagen and elastic. Dermal fillers help fill in wrinkles and restore lost facial mass due to aging. Dermal fillers are a nonsurgical treatment that involves small gel injections, usually hyaluronic acid.

What do dermal fillers do?

Dermal fillers reduce the appearance of early-aging signs by:

  • Smoothing facial wrinkles
  • Plumping lips
  • Reducing baggy eyes
  • Lifting and enhancing cheeks

Dermal fillers administered by a qualified medical professional such as Dr. Dehkordi provide a natural-looking, enhanced appearance.

What are the side effects?

It is normal to have some reactions to cosmetic procedures. Common side effects include redness, swelling, itching, tenderness, bruising, and pain at the injection site. If these effects worsen or last longer than a week, contact Dr. Dehkordi immediately.

How long do the results last?

The effects of each treatment differ based on the product, treatment location, and patient. Botox lasts about four to six months. Dermal fillers last a bit longer, about six to 18 months. You need to visit Dr. Dehkordi regularly to maintain the effects of each treatment.

Don’t let wrinkles stop you. Learn more about your anti-aging options by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Dehkordi. Call the Metropolitan Comprehensive Medical Center today or book your appointment with the online scheduler.