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What are Botox & Filler used for?

Botox or Xeomin are injectable neuromodulators that temporarily relax facial muscles to soften the look of lines and wrinkles. It works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, so the injected muscle can’t contract. Botox is FDA-approved to treat crow’s feetfrown lines, and forehead lines. Botox and Xeomin treat wrinkles created by repeated muscle movement. Botox and Xeomin can delay the formation of new lines, which is a plus if you’re concerned about wrinkles developing later. For preventive Botox or Xeomin, some people begin treatment in their mid-20s to early 30s. *

  • Botox is considered the gold standard for erasing facial fine lines and wrinkles caused by muscle movement.

  • Botox treatments are quick and practically painless. In some cases, injections take as little as five minutes.

  • Downtime for Botox treatments is almost nonexistent.

  • As long as your injector doesn’t overdo it, your face should still look natural, not frozen.*

 

Fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, temporarily add volume to plump lips, lift cheeks, smooth wrinkles, and fill in scars. Juvederm and Restylane fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance found naturally in the skin that holds and attracts water to help keep skin plump and hydrated. Each filler has its own properties, purpose, and longevity. Fillers are used to add volume and plump vertical lip linesparentheses lines around your nose and mouth,  and plump lips. *

What are the side effects of Botox & Filler ?

Botox/Xeomin:

Mild side effects include the risk of bruising, swelling at the injection site, and redness, but these usually resolve within minutes of the injection. Botox complications are very rare. There is a risk that it could unintentionally spread into other areas, causing drooping eyelids, a lopsided smile, or crooked eyebrows. It could also leave you with a frozen or uneven look. The good news is that Botox results are never permanent and will gradually disappear over three to four months.* Jennifer uses a technique from a plastic surgeon out of California to reduce these risks.

Filler such as Juvederm and Restylane:

As with any injection, you’ll have some mild bruising , redness, tenderness and swelling; these usually resolve within a week. You may also get some lumps, which you can gently massage to help smooth out. If the lumps last more than two weeks, see your injector. While you can return to work right away, you may need to camouflage visible side effects with makeup.Allergic reactions are rare with HA fillers, so no pretesting is required.

not effective for treating sagging skin, and it’s not a substitute for a surgical facelift. It works best for people who’ve lost some facial volume but still have good skin elasticity. Though rare, serious complications, like blindness and skin necrosis (tissue death from disruption of blood flow), can happen, if the filler accidentally gets injected into a blood vessel. One study from 2017 reported nine cases of vision loss in a three-year period after HA filler injections; others have reportedly occurred since. *

How long do Botox & Filler last?

Botox/Xeomin:

Results from a single treatment typically last about three to four months. If you decide to stop your Botox treatments, the effects will wear off over time and your muscles will go back to their normal movements, which could include frowning and wrinkling.*

Fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane:

Juvéderm fillers can last from six months to two years, depending on which type you get, how much your injector uses, and how quickly your body metabolizes it. As a general rule, filler endures longest in areas with thinner skin and not much movement. *

Fillers will gradually and predictably resorb over time, allowing for a natural and symmetrical appearance in most cases.*

Restylane results should last anywhere from 6–12 months before your body metabolizes the filler enough that you’ll need another injection (a “top-off,” in injectables lingo). How long your results last will depend on the product, the area of treatment, and how your body responds.*

If you do not like your HA filler results, it can be dissolved with an injection of the “rescue medication” hyaluronidase. Please note, this enzyme dissolves the filler and volume loss will occur.*

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