Botox Treatments and Dermal Fillers
If you're considering Botox® or dermal fillers, we invite you to visit us for safe and effective treatments. We'll help refresh your skin and virtually erase the appearance of wrinkles caused by smiling, frowning, squinting and more. An FDA-approved option, Botox is far less invasive than cosmetic surgery and treats the underlining issue, your muscles. Ultimately, we can help turn back the clock by treating:
- Crow's feet
- Laugh/frown lines
- Forehead creasing
- Neck bands
- Eyebrow drooping
- Masseter (jaw) muscle
- Nose bridge bunny lines
- Chin dimples
- Gummy smile
What to Expect When Getting Botox
Our only goal is to provide a naturally revitalized look without compromising function or hindering facial expression. After determining the precise amount of Botox that you need, the doctor uses a fine needle to inject the treatment area(s). The entire process is quick and typically painless, although minor tingling or tenderness at the injection site is absolutely normal. Most patients do not require recovery time and are able to resume normal activities right away.
A Quick Q&A on Botox Treatments
How Does It Work?
While the doctor can explain everything to you in further detail, Botox injections simply block the nerve impulses that contract your muscles. The result is a more relaxed and softer appearance with noticeably fewer wrinkles. Patients often look younger, rested and more vibrant.
How Long Does Botox Last?
It typically takes a couple of days and up to a week to see the full effect of the injections. Botox will then last for about 4 months, perhaps longer depending on how your body responds.
Are the Injections Safe?
When administered by a board-certified, trained and experienced medical professional, Botox is considered very safe and has an excellent safety record. Like any procedure, there are risks involved, so please feel free to ask the doctor any questions you might have.
How Else is Botox Used?
Botox can be an effective way to prevent migraines. Treatment is often used to dull future symptoms of these painful headaches, and patients who suffer from chronic migraines report positive outcomes.
Refresh and Volumize with Dermal Fillers
As you may have guessed, this option is exactly what it sounds like. An FDA-approved filler product is injected into the skin to create volume in a specific area. One such filler is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in your skin and responsible for keeping your skin plump and hydrated.
Dermal fillers can be used any number of ways. You can address facial wrinkles or creases around your lips, and even replump thin lips. Fillers can also used to restore sunken cheeks, help soften shadows or contours, reverse skin sagging, as well as remedy recessed scar tissue.
The procedure only takes about 30 minutes, and the end result is a natural, more youthful appearance that lasts for 4 months or up to a year. And while dermal filler injections are typically pain-free and any swelling dissipates in 24-48 hours, light bruising has been known to occur. Just in case, we advise our patients to schedule important social events a week or two out from their treatment date.