Some patients notice improvement in 2 days but full effect is in 2 weeks lasting up to 4 months depending on the metabolism of the patient.
Botox® is the alternative for a surgical approach to reduce lines and wrinkles. As long as you are not pregnant, breastfeeding, since the studies are unknown you may be a candidate for a consultation for Botox®. Botox® and Dysport® are contraindicated for patients with pre-existing neuromuscular disorders which can increase risk for muscle weakness, ptosis, difficulty swallowing and breathing.
Consultation includes a history and physical approved by a physician, then our trained nursing staff will evaluate the patient on which muscles would benefit the most from botox treatment. Procedure itself takes a few minutes.
Unlike other cosmetic procedures, you should look normal usually by the time you are leaving your apt. “Botox Bumps” may appear for about 30 min or so but go away quickly. Swelling and bruising may occur but patient is encouraged to not rub the area or lay down for 4 hours or do any exercise to increase body heat for approximately 24 hours. Patients have little or no down time allowing them to get back to their usual routine quickly.
Both injections can eliminate the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles on several areas of the face. Dermal fillers are better able to provide a fuller appearance and are best when combined with elasticity or hollowing of the skin. Dermal Fillers are “filling” an area that was once occupied by fat or other tissue that has decreased with aging. Botox® cosmetic is a protein that will actually block the achetyolcholine in your nerve signal of your muscle from moving not being able to create the appearance of a wrinkle. Dermal fillers last 6-12 months, some up to 2 years. Botox® ranges around 3-4 months.
Anyone with fat loss, appearance of dark circles, decrease of volume in an area of the face such as your lips, nasolabial folds, and cheeks or thin lines such as scars or lines around the mouth may be a candidate. Making an appointment and discussing your options is the best route to start. We have multiple products that are better options for different areas of the face. If you have an allergy to lidocaine, you would not be a candidate for Dermal fillers, due to a lot of our products have that numbing agent in the syringe as well as the prenumbing procedure.
After a consultation to decide what filler is best for you, a topical numbing agent is applied to the area before the procedure. The procedure itself can take anywhere from 5min to 30 minutes. A Vibbrata (Dr Simon Ourian’s Product) is also used to help minimalize discomfort with the use of vibration. With the combination of both, patients usually tolerate the procedure well.
Dermal fillers provide results that are instantaneous. Some patients experience swelling and bruising and are encouraged to not take NSAIDS (motrin, aspirin, aleve, etc) as well as vitamins that can thin your blood such as fish oil ten days before the procedure. Arnica Montana, which can be purchased at your appointment or at local stores as well as pineapple may assist with bruising. An ice pack will be provided at your appointment as well. Tylenol can be taken post procedure to assist with discomfort. Side effects are generally mild but also may include infection, allergic reaction, discoloration and irregularities of the skin (bumps). If any issues arise, notify your injector immediately