Botox is a protein derived naturally that helps to relax muscles that create wrinkles on the face. It is injected into the muscle by a trained healthcare provider.
How long does it last?
The effect of Botox lasts approximately 3 months.
What are the side effects?
Side effects are usually mild including redness at the injection site (briefly), swelling at the injection site (briefly), bleeding or bruising, infection (rare), facial droop (rare), and others listed on the consent form.
Is there any downtime?
Essentially no. The injections take less than 10 minutes. The effect takes approximately 2-5 days to start working and final complete in 10-14 days. Your doctor may ask you to come back in 2 weeks to examine the effects and make sure no touch up is necessary.
By the area: $11/ unit as of 1/1/2016 (examples- forehead 10 units/ $110; between eyebrows 20-30 units/ $220-330).
What are fillers?
Fillers are gels made of substances found in natural skin including hyaluronic acid. These substances reduce in aging skin which leads to decrease hydration and volume loss including the “parentheses” lines around your mouth.
How will my doctor use them?
They will be injected under the skin to increase the volume almost immediately. This smoothes away the facial wrinkles and folds. Also, they can be used anywhere volume loss is evident including lips and cheeks.
How long will it last?
Fillers can last 6-12 months depending on the individual