Botox and fillers are some of the most popular and widely available ways to treat signs of aging on the face. They are used by celebrities and everyday people alike, making them a cosmetic treatment that transcends status and fortune. With that being said, a treatment with such popularity and esteem may seem credible without any research, but it is always important to be informed of the basics before deciding if cosmetic injectables are right for you. At Huntington Harbour Laser in Huntington Beach, CA, we offer Botox and dermal fillers to patients looking to restore their youth and reduce the appearance of aging.
Botox is an FDA-approved botulinum toxin A injectable that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles. The repetitive movement of the facial muscles causes dynamic wrinkles to form, but the neurotoxin in Botox blocks the signals between the nerves and muscles in the treatment site, causing the muscles to relax. Your provider injects the product using a fine gauge needle. This procedure is relatively painless and can be performed in as little as 15 minutes.
Benefits of Botox
Botox can benefit individuals seeking relief from the following concerns:
- Fine Lines
- Frown Lines
- Crow’s Feet
- Smile Lines
Botox has also been used to treat symptoms related to medical conditions like migraines, muscle spasms, or excessive sweating.
Botox Results and Recovery
Botox will begin to show results around a week after treatment. Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness or tenderness, but this should go away rather quickly. You will want to avoid lying directly on the treatment site for around 5-6 hours after your injections to avoid the product migrating to unwanted areas of the face. The results will last around 3-4 months.
Dermal fillers are FDA-approved injectable treatments designed for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, adding contour to the face, plumping lips, or restoring youthful volume. Most fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our bodies, which means they very rarely cause reactions. They are injected under the skin to add volume or smooth out areas of the face that have been affected by aging. The HA can also accelerate the formation of new collagen meaning you continue to see results as time goes on.
Benefits of Filler
Dermal filler is a great option for enhancing your facial features or restoring youth with a very small possibility of reaction. Fillers have the power to help you achieve the following results:
- Smooth wrinkles and fine lines.
- Combat volume loss.
- Add contour and definition to the cheeks or chin.
- Enhance facial features.
- Add volume to the lips.
- Correct hollow or dark under eyes.
Filler Results and Recovery
The results of dermal fillers are visible immediately. The painless procedure lasts between 15-30 minutes depending on the location of the treatment, but the results can last up to an entire year. You may experience some tenderness after receiving injections, but this can be relieved by applying light pressure with an ice pack. To ensure your results remain the same after leaving your appointment, you should avoid lying on the treatment site for at least six hours after treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in seeing why so many people choose Botox and fillers for addressing their aging concerns, fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation at Huntington Harbour Laser today.