BOTOX & FILLERS TREATMENT
What are Botox & Fillers?
Botox contains muscle-freezing bacteria that can help in reducing lines and wrinkles. It typically gets used for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles found around the eyes and mouth.
These wrinkles tend to get more pronounced with age. Botox injections relax the muscles around such wrinkles.
Dermal fillers add fullness to the parts that have thinned as a result of aging. Commonly used for lips, cheeks, and near the mouth, these fillers add volume to areas with noticeable depression.
Botox and dermal fillers can work hand in hand to rejuvenate the face.
How does the treatment work?
Botox treatment works by obstructing nerve signals in the muscles where the injection gets administered. As a result, the targeted muscle group is temporarily frozen or paralyzed.
In the case of dermal fillers, or soft tissue fillers, the substance is injected under the skin's surface to add volume and restore fullness. They plump up the target area.
Step 1: Numbing the Skin
A topical plumbing cream is applied to stop all sensations in the area. Conversely, the doctor may inject an anesthetic.
Step 2: Drawing Guides
The doctor will likely draw some small marks on the injection sites. This step may not be necessary if you're a frequent patient.
Step 3: Injection
The doctor will inject Botox into the target areas. This step takes just a few minutes. However, you may experience soring, redness, or bruising.
Step 4: Results
In about one week, you will be able to notice the results of your treatment. If you feel that any areas require additional injections, you can consult your doctor.
Step 1: Facial Assessment & Mapping
The surgeon or the nurse will evaluate your skin tone and examine the target areas. They may mark strategic points on your face to identify the injection sites.
Step 2: Cleansing & Numbing
The target site gets cleansed with an antibacterial substance. Moreover, you may be administered a cold or anesthetic ointment to numb the skin in the region. The process will not be completely painless, but it is usually tolerable.
Step 3: Injection
Each filler injection takes a few minutes. Once injected, the skin is massaged, and the results are used to determine if any additional filler is required. The entire process could take anywhere between 15 minutes to one hour.
Step 4: Clean Up
Once the desired results are achieved, any markings are removed. The doctor may recommend an ice pack to counter the swelling and deal with any discomfort.
Are Botox & Fillers For You?
You should start considering a Botox treatment if you can relate to any of these signs:
Frown lines or furrows on the forehead
You want to improve facial symmetry
Smile lines or smoker's lines
Mild to moderate dynamic wrinkles
You want to prevent the formation of wrinkles
If any of these situations sound like yours, fillers might be a good idea for you:
Significant deepening of lines near the mouth
Moderate to severe wrinkles or folds
Why Choose Botox & Fillers?
A Botox treatment is preferable for multiple reasons:
Quick and convenient treatment
Safe and nonsurgical
Little to no discomfort
Fillers are widely opted for because:
Can be reversed
Multiple options to choose from
Doesn't require anesthesia
Can be used with other products
No recovery time
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do Botox & Fillers cause side effects?
Most cosmetic injections, including Botox and fillers, come with potential side effects. A doctor will explain the possible side effects based on your treatment.
2. How long do Botox & Fillers results last?
Botox injections last for about four to six months, whereas dermal fillers typically last for nine to 13 months.
3. Are Botox & Fillers similar?
Botox and filler treatments are both administered via injections, most likely in a doctor's office. Moreover, they are minimally invasive, which means they do not involve surgery. Beyond this, they are completely different procedures.
4. Who should avoid Botox?
If you have a sensitivity or allergy to Botox, it may not be the best option for you. Moreover, do not get the treatment if you have an infection at the site of the injection.
5. Can Botox or Fillers replace surgery?
No, Botox and fillers cannot replace surgery and cannot offer facelift results. However, they can improve your appearance. Clear the terms of the treatment and discuss your expectations with the doctor before you go for the procedure.