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Botulinum Toxins like Botox and Xeomin are used to decrease the appearance of aging by smoothing fine lines sagging skin. Common treated areas include:
- Glabellar area (frown lines between the eyes or the “11’s”)
- Frontalis muscles (forehead lines)
- Radial lip lines (smokers lines)
- Chin dimples
- Crows feet
- Nose lines
- Gummy Smile
Botox® is also often used to create a slimming facial aesthetic by reducing the muscle mass in the jaw line.
Botox injections are a quick and virtually painless procedure. No anesthetic or downtime is needed, and results are visible within three to ten days.
The effects of Botox® will typically last three or four months after which wrinkles and fine lines will begin to reappear. Over time, with reoccurring treatments, lines and wrinkles will become less defined as the treated muscles are trained to relax.
Side effects can include swelling, redness and bruising which are common, although some other rare reactions have occurred. Touching or manipulating the treated area within 2 hours of the procedure can result in adverse results.
Fillers are a great alternative to surgical facelifts. They can be used to fill in deep wrinkles or smooth fine lines. Dermal fillers provide a smooth facial appearance and are widely chosen because of the freedom of facial expression.
Dermal fillers gently lift and plump the skin and restore collagen. They also help the body generate natural collagen on its own to restore a younger appearance.
Dermal fillers are made from naturally occurring hyaluronic acid (HA). They’re a smooth injectable gel that stimulates collagen growth that’s lost as skin ages.
The best part about fillers is that the results are immediate. The procedure is minimally invasive, FDA approved and extremely safe. Of course, with any procedure, there are risks, but highly unlikely.
Frequently Asked Questions
The feeling of tightness will begin to subside around 2 weeks after your treatment and at that time results will begin to show.
Botox practitioners usually inject between 15-30 units of Botox to help with forehead lines. Because faces come in many different shapes and sizes, a better estimate will be provided at your consultation visit.
Botox is a substance made from bacteria which is used to freeze muscles. Dermal Fillers on the other hand, can be made of collagen, polymethylmethacrylate beads, calcium hydroxylapatite, and more - all of which are approved by the FDA and tend to last longer than Botox.
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