What is Botox® Cosmetic and How Does It Work?
Botox® is an FDA approved purified protein which is injected into targeted muscles and temporarily blocks nerve signals that cause muscle movements. This relaxes muscles, which reduces or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles.
Within 3-5 days of the Botox injection, the treated facial muscles become temporarily relaxed, causing the skin to lay flat and unwrinkled. The treated muscles contract in a normal fashion allowing facial expressions to be unaffected.
Botox injections only take a few minutes and will remain effective for approximately 3 months.
Why Should I Consider Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox can help you achieve a more youthful, radiant appearance. Botox® can improve the appearance of wrinkles in the forehead, frown lines, crow's feet, and radial lip lines. Botox can give the appearance of a brow lift in some individuals.
Botox can also relieve pain from headaches, clenching and grinding.
How Quickly Will I See a Difference?
Results may be noticeable as early as one to two days after injection, but may take up to 2 weeks in some individuals.
How Long Can I Expect My Results to Last?
Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary.
What Are the Possible Adverse Effects of Botox®?
The use of Botox® is very safe, however, as with any medical procedure there are possible risks and side effects to be aware of when using Botox®.
Of those that occur, the majority are those found after any type of injection- redness, bruising, swelling, and, rarely, injection site infections. Much less common adverse effects are related to temporary weakening an unintended muscle- this can result in temporary facial asymmetry.
What are Dermal Fillers and What Can They Do for Me?
As skin ages, it begins to lose collagen filled with hyaluronic acid (HA). Collagen and HA add structure and volume to the face, therefore a lack of HA cause the skin to sag and wrinkle.
Dermal fillers are smooth injectable gels made from naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers absorb water, which add volume back to the skin, restoring your face to a more natural, youthful appearance.
They can improve the appearance of the nasiolabial folds (what looks like parentheses on either side of the mouth), marionette lines, and thin lips.
How Soon Will I see Results After A Dermal Filler Injection?
Fillers provide immediate results.
How Long will Dermal Filler Results Last?
Most manufacturers report results that last between nine and twelve months, based on studies performed. However, may patients report results of approximately six months in duration.
What Are the Possible Adverse Effects of Dermal Fillers?
In most patients, there may be redness, swelling or bruising lasting only one to two days.
Adverse effects are not common. Of those that occur, the marjority are those found after any type of injection- redness, bruising, swelling, a Dermal fillers are smooth injectable gels made from naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers absorb water, which add volume back to the skin and rarely injection site infections.
Schedule a consult to learn more about Botox® and Dermal Fillers today!