Skin flaws are the obvious signs of aging. However, this is something that is many people are usually not ready to welcome as looking younger is considered more attractive. Plus people desire to look as young and youthful as they feel. This is the main reason we turn to cosmetic treatments to help us hold on to our youthful looks. Although we cannot stop the aging process, we can slow it down. One of the ways that can help us achieve this is undergoing anti-aging treatments of Botox fillers.
Table of Contents
- 1 What are Botox fillers?
- 2 Botox treatment areas
- 3 How do Botox fillers work?
- 4 Benefits of Botox injections
- 5 What are the risks of Botox fillers?
- 6 Recovery and Results
- 7 How much does it cost to get fillers Botox?
- 8 Before and After The Treatment
- 9 What can I expect after the treatment?
- 10 Consult our Dermatologists
What are Botox fillers?
Botox injections are the most popular anti-aging treatment and are known for their ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the facial area.
Botox injections are derived from a toxin known as onobotulinumtoxinA which causes temporary paralysis to a muscle. Botox injection treatments are FDA approved for both cosmetic and medical purposes. They are also used to treat conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), lazy eye, overactive bladder, and neck spasms.
Botox is a brand name for a drug that uses botulinum toxin. Other brand names include Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau.
Botox treatment areas
Botox is used for different cosmetic purposes in various areas. Botox treatment areas include:
- Smooth crow’s feet, bunny lines, lip lines, frown lines, forehead furrows.
- Eliminate neck bands
- Improve chin dimpling
- Improve the appearance of a gummy smile
- Lift the mouth corners for a more aesthetic appearance
- Treat a square jawline
How do Botox fillers work?
Botox injections work by temporarily paralyzing muscle contractions and nerve signals in the treatment area resulting in improved appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is also used by young people in the form of baby Botox to prevent or delay the formation of new lines by slowing the contraction of facial muscles.
Botox injection treatment is quick and takes about 15 minutes to complete. The injections are tolerable but if you are concerned about the discomfort a topical anesthetic or ice can be used to numb the treatment area.
During the procedure, your practitioner will use a very thin needle to inject small specific amounts of Botox into certain muscles in the treatment area. The muscles are chosen carefully to ensure that only the wrinkle-producing ones are weakened to preserve the natural facial expressions and avoid the ‘frozen’ look.
Benefits of Botox injections
There are plenty of benefits associated with Botox injections and they include:
- Enhancing natural beauty by eliminating signs of aging
- Improves health conditions such as migraines, lazy eye, hyperhidrosis, urinary incontinence among others
- The results are near immediate and are visible within three to four days after the treatment
- Inexpensive treatments
- Customizable treatment options
What are the risks of Botox fillers?
When performed by an experienced practitioner, Botox injections are relatively safe. However, just like any other procedure, there are possible side effects and complications. They include:
- Bruising, swelling, and pain at the injection site
- Flu-like or headache symptoms
- Drooling or crooked smile
- Cockeyed eyebrows or droopy eyelid
- Excessive tearing or eye dryness
Recovery and Results
Temporary bruising and swelling at the injection sites are common after the treatment but it is usually minimal. The good news is that there is no downtime associated with Botox injections and most people go back to their normal activities immediately afterward.
Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated areas as this can cause the botulinum toxin to spread to other areas resulting in facial weakness or drooping. Also, avoid bending over or lying down 3-4 hours after the Botox injections treatment as this can lead to the drooping of the eyelid.
The results are visible within a week after the treatment.
How much does it cost to get fillers Botox?
Before and After The Treatment
What can I expect after the treatment?
The results of Botox treatment usually last three months or longer depending on the area and issue being treated. Regular follow-up Botox injections are required to maintain the effects of the treatment.
Consult our Dermatologists
If you are considering Botox injections and have questions regarding this popular anti-aging treatment, schedule a consultation with one of our experts. You can do this by filling out the online form, calling us, or visiting our clinic.