Botox & Dermal Fillers
Cosmetically Remove Wrinkles
BOTOX cosmetic and dermal fillers act differently. These two products do complement each other very well, however, the roles they play are substantially different. BOTOX Cosmetic is used to relax the muscle, which causes decreased action of the treated muscle resulting in a smooth surface with a reduction of wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are used to significantly reduce the appearance of firmly established wrinkles. Specifically, they are used to soften facial creases, plump your lips and enhance shallow contours. Dermal fillers lift features of the face, correct wrinkles and to restore smoothness and volume to the skin. Dermal fillers are especially effective around the mouth, lower eyelid, cheek and lip regions and the effects of most fillers are nearly instantaneous. The highest level of aesthetic results can be achieved when BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal fillers are used together.
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FAQs about BOTOX & Dermal Fillers
How long does it take to see results with BOTOX & Dermal Fillers?
With BOTOX, results can first be seen within 2-4 days, but optimal results are visible between 10-14 days, when the muscles have relaxed. With dermal fillers, results are seen immediately, though it can take up to 48 hours to see the full effect.
How long does BOTOX and Dermal Fillers last?
Depending on the patient, BOTOX can be expected to last 2-4 months, while dermal fillers can sustain results from 6 months to a year, depending on the filler.
Will I still be able to make expressions?
BOTOX is a muscle relaxer, the muscles that cause frown lines are simply reduced, however you will still be able to make facial expressions but without the wrinkles and creases. With dermal fillers, you will still be able to smile, frown, or look surprised, just without the facial lines. With either procedure, it is important to talk to your provider about the results you want from treatment.
What kind of Dermal Fillers does your office offer?
Does BOTOX or Dermal Fillers hurt?
Pain is relative and any injection can hurt but most patients feel only a pinch. The needles used for BOTOX and dermal filler injections are very small, so pain is usually minimal. For patients who may be sensitive to pain, topical numbing creams or applying a cold pack 10-20 minutes before the injections can be used to further minimize discomfort.
Are BOTOX and Dermal Fillers safe?
Both BOTOX and dermal fillers are approved by the FDA, and have an excellent track record. As with any drug or procedure there are possible side effects and adverse reactions, but it is best to discuss your concerns with your physician.
Will I bruise after receiving BOTOX or Dermal Fillers?
Whenever there is a needle involved, there is a risk of bruising, though the bruising is not a result of the BOTOX or dermal fillers, but the needle hitting a blood vessel. If the patient has an event coming up, I recommend receiving BOTOX two weeks before the event, and dermal fillers one week before an event for maximum results.