Botox is a common, non-surgical, injection used to rejuvenate one’s facial appearance. The goal of botox treatment is to reduce the amount of wrinkling and improve the look of the skin, giving a refreshed appearance.
Wrinkles in the skin result from a loss of collagen in the skin as well as muscle activity beneath the skin. Botox works by relaxing the muscles underneath the skin and therefore causing a smoother facial appearance.
The most common treatment areas include the forehead, glabella (the “elevens”), around the eyes, and eyebrows. Treatment effects generally last three to four months. A botox procedure takes 10-15 minutes and is associated with minimal discomfort from the injections themselves. Botox begins to work immediately, but generally takes approximately five days before one starts to see the results. Complete results may take up to two weeks.
Wrinkles, the hallmark of facial aging, are the result of progressive tissue laxity and volume loss. Fillers products may be used to restore facial fullness and youthful appearance by filling in wrinkles and restoring the lost volume.
The most commonly treated areas include the cheeks, lower eyelids, lips, and forehead. The volumizing effects last anywhere from 6 to 18 months, depending on which type of filler is used.
A filler procedure takes 20-30 minutes and is associated with minimal discomfort from the injections themselves. The effect of the filler can be seen immediately.
Kybella is a nonsurgical treatment used to improve the appearance of the neck and chin region. This minor office treatment destroys fat cells, reducing the submental fullness (double chin) caused by aging, genetics, and weight gain. Once fat cells are destroyed, they can not store or accumulate fat.
A Kybella treatment involves a set of injections throughout the neck region. In total, two to four treatment sessions may be necessary to achieve the desired effect.
Patients may experience a minor amount of redness, swelling, bruising, or firmness around the treatment areas, which usually resolve relatively quickly.