Botox is a highly purified form of botulinum toxin that temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause facial wrinkles after years of repeated expressions. During a quick 10-minute treatment, your aesthetic specialist injects Botox into the areas of your forehead and around your eyes so the muscles can no longer contract as much. You’ll still be able to make your usual facial expressions and you’ll still look like yourself, only with fewer lines and wrinkles.
How safe is Botox®?
Botox is a safe cosmetic injectable backed by more than 15 years of research and clinical studies. In fact, it’s the most widely researched injectable of its kind. Botox is approved for use all over the world and has been reviewed in nearly 500 scientific and medical journals, and you can be sure you’re getting a cosmetic treatment that’s FDA-approved in the United States.
How long does a Botox® treatment last?
After your treatment, you may notice a difference in the first 24 to 48 hours, and the appearance of lines and wrinkles continues to improve over the next few days. Results can last up to four months for moderate to severe frown lines, too.
How are dermal fillers different from Botox®?
Dermal fillers are different from Botox in the way they work to enhance your appearance. Botox paralyzes the muscles that cause wrinkles, while dermal fillers plump your skin, add volume, and smooth out lines and wrinkles with an injectable gel. Fillers are often made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that your body naturally produces enough of when you’re younger. As you start to mature, you make less of it. This often leads to noticeable volume loss in your face.
Dermal Fillers can add volume to your lips, soften lines, add volume to your cheeks and reduce the appearance of marionette lines around your nose and mouth. Depending on the type of filler and the severity of your facial lines, the effects of dermal fillers can last anywhere from a few months to a few years. When you want to reduce lines and wrinkles or add volume for an instant lift, while still looking natural, Botox injections and dermal fillers may be right for you. The aesthetic experts at Fusion Medispa talk to you about your anti-aging goals and recommend the treatment options that best help you achieve the desired results. *Individual results may vary