What is the difference between dermal fillers and Botox?

Both treatments use products that are injected into the skin. The difference is in the location of the injection and the outcome of the treatment. Dermal fillers are helpful in adding volume to areas that have lost muscle and fat. For example, dermal fillers can be used to improve the fullness of the lips or enhance the cheeks. Botox is injected in wrinkle-prone areas, such as the forehead and crow’s feet locations. This injection relaxes the underlying muscles to minimize the appearance of the wrinkles.

Do injections eliminate wrinkles permanently?

While incredible results are possible with cosmetic injections, these treatments don’t erase your wrinkles. Instead, the injections provide short-term results that typically last between three and twelve months, depending on the product used. You can maintain the youthful appearance with regular appointments when you notice the results are wearing off.

Are there any side effects from using cosmetic injections?

One of the greatest benefits of cosmetic injections is that you don’t need to worry about an extended recovery after the treatment. This minimally-invasive treatment can be done on your lunch break, with no need to take time away from work or other responsibilities. Some people experience minor side effects for a few days after treatment, such as skin irritation or itching. There is a possibility of a tiny bruise at the injection site, but these side effects can be covered up with makeup.

What areas of the face can be treated with cosmetic injections?

A customized treatment plan will be designed to match your preferences and goals. A variety of results can be achieved, with treatments for forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, glabella wrinkles (between the eyebrows), cheeks, wrinkles on the sides of the nose, marionette lines (from the corners of the mouth down to the chin), lip wrinkles and volume, and more. The goal is to rejuvenate the overall appearance of the face by restoring volume loss and minimizing the appearance of wrinkles.

Are the injections painful?

Local anesthetic can be used to minimize the sensation when the products are injected. Some of the dermal fillers contain local anesthetic within the solution. The best way to ensure your comfort during the appointment is to choose an experienced service provider to ensure the proper placement of each injection.

How quickly will I see results?

The results vary depending on the type of cosmetic treatment that is used. For example, Botox results are usually seen over the course of a week, while dermal fillers offer instant results. Microneedling and PRP treatments require ongoing treatments to achieve long-lasting results. The best solution is to maintain consistent appointments until the desired results are reached.

Are these treatments safe?

Yes, injections, microneedling, and PRP are all proven to be safe and effective cosmetic treatments. These services are minimally-invasive. You can enjoy a youthful appearance without the intensive recovery time required for plastic surgery.

How should I care for my skin after treatment?

Recommended aftercare varies depending on the type of treatment and your unique needs. Mariam will discuss the specific instructions that should be followed to ensure an optimal outcome after treatment. For example, it can be helpful to avoid sun exposure and extreme heat (hot tubs, saunas, tanning beds, etc.) after treatment. Avoid alcohol and don’t participate in strenuous exercise for a few days after the injections.