Most frequent questions and answers
Botox works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected. Without movement of these selected muscles in the face, certain wrinkles may be softened, reduced, or even removed.
Dermal filler treatment involves a gel-like substance being injected into target areas of the face. The filler plumps the skin from the inside out and works in place of lost fat and proteins to smooth lines and wrinkles and volumize hollow areas.
Wrinkles, facial lines, volume and fullness.
Nose, mouth, forehead, lips, cheeks, chin.
Receiving too much Botox® in the wrong places, can make your face look “frozen” or expressionless. We can assure you that our experienced medical professionals are skilled in making you look just like your normal self–just noticeably more youthful and refreshed!.
The amount of Botox® you’ll need depends entirely on a few contributing factors. These include the type of wrinkles you’d like to treat, your unique aesthetic goals, the degree of muscle movement in your face, the number of times you’ve had Botox® in the past and your medical history.
People easily get these two types of injectables confused all the time, but here’s an easy way to distinguish between the two: Botox® is for limiting muscle movement, fillers are for building volume. Botox® reduces the activity of muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. Facial fillers, however, fill the trouble areas with a gel made up of hyaluronic acid, which helps to plump and lift the skin to replace volume loss.
30 – 60 Minutes
Typically, the effects of Botox last for up to three to four months. Therefore, the recommended treatment is once every three to four months. Nonetheless, if your facial muscles begin to train themselves to contract less, the period of time for each treatment may be extended longer than three or four months.
Dermal fillers should be touched up every 3-6 months to ensure the best results. Like Restylane, Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, which makes it a safe and effective choice.
In general, you can see the effects of Botox as early as 3 to 4 days after an injection. Most patients will see results within 10 to 14 days but should wait the full 14 days to see the maximum results.
There is no downtime after Botox®. The treatment takes very little time, and after your appointment, you can return to your daily routine right away.
Generally, recovery from dermal fillers lasts one to two days. Most patients are available to return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. In fact, some people schedule their treatment during their lunchtime hour and return to work right after.
Botox and other botulinum toxin last for about 4-6 months. The answer for dermal fillers is that it depends on the type you’re using. Some dermal fillers can last for six to twelve months, while other dermal fillers can last up to five years. Most dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that aids in the production of collagen and elastin.
Patients claim that it “barely hurts” and many find that the results are well worth any discomfort. When the injection is taking place, you will feel a slight stinging at the injection site.
When the injection is taking place, you will feel a slight stinging at the injection site.
If you are in good health and have moderate to severe facial wrinkles and the wrinkles are located in areas around or between the eyes, on the forehead, or around the neck you are a good candidate for Botox. Fillers are ideal for ones who need minimal permanent work done, does not smoke, and is in overall good health.
You may not be a good candidate if: You are allergic to any ingredient in Botox or another botulinum toxin product. You have a skin infection at the planned site of injection. You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Botox side effects are typically temporary and may include pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site. Headache or flu-like symptoms. Droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows. Crooked smile or drooling. Eye dryness or excessive tearing.
If you wear makeup to your appointment, we’ll need to remove it before your treatment.
Avoid lying down for 4 hours after your procedure. Wait 24 hours before any exercise. Avoid facials for a minimum of 2 weeks. Wait 24 hours before consuming alcohol, taking blood thinners, exposure to heat and sun.