Botox, dermal fillers and other injectables have grown in popularity over the last twenty years. These fillers are not only used by celebrities to keep their youthful appearance but also are used frequently by everyone, from your neighbor to your elementary school teacher. It is common to believe that fillers and neurotoxins are bad for you. While Botox most commonly is used to treat wrinkles there are many other uses for Botox. It can be combined with other treatments depending on your goals.
Botox can also be used to preventive measures
Botox is commonly used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and along with similar neurotoxins like Xeomin and Dysport can be used to prevent lines from forming. Botox paralyzes the muscles and restricts muscle contractions and facial expressions that can lead to wrinkle formation. You will have a lower chance of developing wrinkles if you get Botox injections before you develop wrinkles. Your facial contractions will be limited. To maintain their results, most patients receive injections every three to six months. After Botox wears out, facial muscles will recover to their normal state and allow for regular facial contractions. This resource provides in depth information about various applications of Botox and possible side-effects that need to be considered prior to treatment.
Different types of drugs
There is no one-size fits all approach to Botox and filler injections. You may need one syringe or 0.5ml depending on the filler and the volume loss. Botox’s number of units will vary depending on the strength of your facial muscles and depth of existing wrinkles. For example, to treat horizontal lines around the forehead, some people only require 15 units while others may need 60.
They are not as costly as you might think.
You can spend between $120 and $1000 depending on where you get your Botox injections. Because there is so much demand for Botox, many clinics offer discounts when the number of units increases. The average cost of filler is $350-900. It is worth noting that, while it is great to get a deal or discount at your trusted medical spas, it is not the best place to look for discounts if you are having a cosmetic procedure. It’s better to spend more for safe, effective, and desirable results than to choose the cheapest option only to have your eyes droopy because of an inexperienced or unskilled injector. MiracleFace MedSpa run by Dr. Schwarzburg is one of the few clinics that specializes in minimally invasive procedures in a safe and relaxed environment.
They are safe
Botox, fillers and other cosmetic medical treatments can be used on the face using FDA approval. They are both safe and have very few side effects if administered by a board-certified professional. Injecting incorrectly can cause unwanted lumps or bruises as well as asymmetrical and unfavorable results. To avoid negative effects, make sure you do your research about your injector before scheduling an appointment.
They are two totally different things
Fillers and Botox are often grouped together because they are both cosmetic injectables. Botox relaxes or paralyzes the muscle where it is injected. Fillers are injected beneath the skin to increase volume in the desired areas and are commonly used on the face in the form of a tear trough filler (around the eyes) or lip fillers. Botox is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face. It relaxes the muscles and minimizes facial contractions that can lead to wrinkles. To fill in hollowness or aging, filler can be used to increase volume or size of the lips. Fillers that are hyaluronic acid-based are usually dissolvable. Botox, however, cannot be dissolved.
Botox can do more than wrinkle removal
Botox is best known for its cosmetic use to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Botox can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis, TMJ, tooth grinding and headaches.
They are available to anyone over 35.
Botox and fillers can be used on anyone over the age of 18 and for those with lines and wrinkles. Botox can be used by anyone over 18 years to prevent lines, wrinkles, and other signs that are associated with aging. Botox and Fillers are becoming increasingly popular with patients in their twenties.
They complement one another
Fillers and Botox go hand-in-hand when treating deep wrinkles. Botox alone will not be able to eliminate deep wrinkles. Botox can be used to relax the muscles and reduce wrinkle appearance (and stop it from getting worse). Then, you can have a dermal filler applied to the rest of the wrinkles that cannot be treated with Botox.
Lip flip vs. Lip filler
You don’t have to use lip fillers to increase your lips volume. A small amount of Botox can be injected above the lips to give the lips more volume. Although a lip flip is subtler than filler, many prefer this option, especially if it’s their first time having a filler.
A numbing cream may be applied depending on the location of the injection. This is usually used with lip fillers. Botox can be performed quickly and is not painful. However, it doesn’t require any numbing cream. The numbing cream should be applied only to the lips as it can cause swelling that may make it difficult to inject the Botox with precision.