What is Botox? How does it work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults. Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can’t contract. That makes the wrinkles relax and soften.
What are fillers and how do they work?
Injectable filler is a soft tissue filler injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body.
Is botox safe?
Yes, in small doses, such as those used in cosmetics, BOTOX is considered very safe.
Is Botox FDA approved?
Yes, On April 15, 2002, the FDA approved BOTOX® as a temporary aesthetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines in adults, and requested the product be marketed as BOTOX® Cosmetic to distinguish aesthetic from therapeutic uses. It was the first treatment of its kind to be approved for an aesthetic use, and today is the only product FDA-approved to temporarily decrease moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.
Will my face look overdone after a botox treatment?
The secret to a natural look is being more conservative with Botox injections. Botox is injected by units. A top Botox professional will inject a smaller amount of Botox into your desired treatment areas, then meet with you a week or so later to see how your results are settling in. If you haven’t achieved your desired results, more Botox units can be injected until you’re happy with your appearance.
How long does Botox last?
BOTOX lasts 3 to 6 months
Where can I use Botox to help with wrinkles?
Botox can be used to fix any wrinkle muscle related.
Can I get botox before I have wrinkles to prevent them?
Yes, Botox can prevent wrinkles before they start.
When should I start using botox?
It is best to begin using botox at ages 25 to 30 for preventative use, and whenever you have wrinkles. However, botox can be used at any age.
Is Botox painful?
No, Botox itself is not painful. However, with all injections, the needle, although small, does hurt.
How long does it take to get botox?
A Botox injection generally takes 15 minutes
Are there side effects to botox? Do I need to worry about complications?
Yes, there are some side effects, such as pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site, headaches, fever, and/or chills
How is botox different from fillers?
Botox temporarily paralyzes muscle groups, while fillers repairs as plumps areas with lost collagen.
How long do fillers last?
Fillers last for six to 18 months, depending on type and locations filled.
Are fillers FDA approved?
Yes, dermal fillers are FDA approved for cosmetic usage.
Are fillers painful?
No, the fillers themselves are not painful. In fact, many have lidocaine, a numbing medication included in the gel. However, the needle stick will hurt a little.
What are the side effects for fillers?
The most common side effects include: bruising, redness, swelling, pain, and itching. Additional side effects include: infections, lumps and bumps, and discoloration or change in pigmentation.
Are fillers better than botox?
Fillers and botox are used for different reasons, so they can’t be judged in the same way.
Are there different fillers for different areas of the face?
Yes, there are different fillers for different effects on the face.
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