Botox® - Frequently Asked Questions
Question – What areas can be treated with Botox?
The traditional areas that are commonly treated in order to improve wrinkles and fine lines are:
- Forehead horizontal lines
- Glabella frown lines (between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
In addition, Botox can be used to treat:
- Vertical neck bands
- Smoker’s lines in the upper lip
- Bunny lines in the nose
- Masseter muscle hypertrophy
- Excessive sweating (underarms & more)
Question – Do the Botox injections hurt?
Most patients feel minimal to no discomfort from the injections. If necessary, topical anesthetic (numbing) cream or icing can be used to help with any pain.
Question – Is Botox safe?
Yes. Botox was approved decades ago by the FDA and is safe. As long as they are administered by a highly trained professional, the treatments are safe and have a very low risk of complications.
Question – How long does Botox last?
The effect of the neuromodulators typically lasts around 4-5 months. With regular treatments, it is believed that the results are prolonged. In addition, the use of neuromodulators is effective for preventing deep wrinkles and creases in the future.
Question – How long until I see results after my treatment?
The effects are typically seen beginning around 3-5 days after the treatment, with results continuing to improve for up to 2 weeks.
Dermal Fillers - Frequently Asked Questions
Question - Are dermal filler injections tolerable?
Absolutely. While you may feel an initial sting similar to a flu shot, almost all dermal fillers now contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic that helps numb the area. Once the lidocaine takes effect, the rest of the procedure is easy and comfortable. Depending on the area being injected, Dr. Paquet also utilizes a topical numbing agent for added comfort.
Question - What are the fillers made of?
The majority of the fillers that are utilized today are derivatives of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring molecular substance in the body. The main purpose of hyaluronic acid is to act like a sponge, absorbing water and hydrating the skin and tissue. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our tissues diminishes, resulting in the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and inelastic skin. Using hyaluronic acid based fillers, we rejuvenate and replace this volume, providing you with a youthful, hydrated, full look.
Question - What areas of the face can benefit from filler?
- Tear trough
- Dark eye circles
- Smile lines/creases
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines (jowls)
- Sagging cheeks
- Lip lines / Smoker’s lines
- Lines around the mouth
- Lines between the eyebrows
- Chin dimples or chin augmentation
Question - How long do dermal fillers last?
Most hyaluronic acid based fillers (Juvederm, Restylane) last for approximately 9-12 months, depending on the location in which they are placed. Sculptra is the longest lasting filler, with results lasting beyond 2 years.
Question - Can fillers and Botox be used together?
Yes. Combining fillers with Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin is a very common treatment. Using them together can provide excellent results. While Botox can prevent new wrinkles or fine lines from forming, filler can be used to fill some of the already established creases.Learn more about dermal fillers >
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