Fillers such as Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane are prescription medicines that are injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time. The effects of fillers are temporary as they are gradually absorbed by the body, and many patients receive follow-up treatments around every 6-12 months.
Benefits of Botox and Filler Treatment
Botox and other filler treatments offer several benefits to patients. When used for cosmetic purposes, Botox and filler treatments offer the following benefits:
- Temporarily reduce the visible appearance of aging
- Smooth out wrinkles, smile lines, and crow’s feet
- Improve self-esteem and body image
In addition to cosmetic benefits, Botox has been reported to decrease migraines, inhibit sweat production for those suffering from hyperhidrosis, and may even help in treating arthritis pain.
Prior to the procedure, you will be instructed to avoid alcohol for at least one week, and anti-inflammatory medicine should be avoided for two weeks. This is to reduce bruising following the procedure.
The filler treatment process takes only a few minutes to perform, with no anesthesia required. The filler will be injected into the specific muscles, based on your desired results, using a narrow gauge syringe.
Following the procedure, you will be advised not to rub or massage the treated area for at least 12 hours after the injection. You will also be advised not to lie down for up to 3-4 hours after treatment. This will prevent the filler from moving to another area other than where it is intended to be.
Effects of the filler treatment will typically take 3-7 days to become fully visible. Side effects are rare, but may include bruising, swelling and numbness, all of which typically subside after a few days. Additional side effects could include dry mouth, tiredness, headache and drooping eyelids.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Belek to discuss if Botox and other Filler Treatments are right for you, call 510-982-6751 or contact us here.