Botox and Juvederm

logo botox cosmeticBotox and injectable facial fillers may be used to reduce lines and wrinkles of the face and restore a more youthful appearance. 

Botox injections relax the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles, while facial fillers plump up and smooth wrinkles and other skin depressions. 

Individuals seeking a quick improvement to facial lines and wrinkles without significant downtime may be good candidates for Botox or facial fillers. 

logo juvedermgelDr. Thomas performs Botox and facial filler injections in his office and the procedures are quick, lasting just five to ten minutes. 

Botox is administered with a fine needle directly into the muscle. Botox may be used in the areas surrounding the eyes, forehead, mouth and neck to treat crow’s feet, frown lines, worry lines, and lines on the neck. Botox works by weakening the muscles responsible for wrinkles and lines, and may also be used to treat migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and muscles spasms in the eyes and neck. Results tend to last four to six months. 

Facial filler injections treat facial wrinkles and folds and add volume, with results typically lasting up to six months.

Botox and injectable facial fillers are very safe and have little downtime. Bruising can occur but generally fades quickly. Patients are usually able to immediately return to work and other normal activities.

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Q What are facial fillers?

Facial fillers, also referred to as injectable fillers, can restore a more youthful appearance to the face by minimizing the appearance of lines, wrinkles and other skin depressions. When injected beneath the skin, facial fillers plump and smooth surface irregularities and sunken areas of the face.

Q What is Botox?

Botox is an injection which may be used to temporarily reduce the appearance of some lines and wrinkles. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing and relaxing the muscle responsible for a given wrinkle. Crow’s feet, frown lines, worry lines and lines on the neck can all be treated. Botox can also be used to treat migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms in the eyes and neck. 
Botox was FDA approved for use in the U.S. in 1989 and has had an extremely safe track record.  Botox to the frown lines is the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States.  The effects take up to a week to maximize and can last about 4-6 months. 

Q Is Botox or a facial filler right for me?

Botox or a facial filler may be right for you if you’re seeking quick improvement in facial lines and wrinkles without significant downtime. 

Q What does a consultation for injectable fillers or Botox entail?

During the consultation, the surgeon will examine your facial skin, take a medical history, and discuss your goals. A course of treatment will be recommended and all aspects of the procedure will be explained including the technique, the risks, costs and so on. 

Q Where are Botox and facial filler injections performed?

Dr. Thomas performs Botox and facial filler injections in his office. 

Q How long do Botox and facial filler injections take to perform?

Botox and facial filler injections are quick in-office treatments that take just five to ten minutes to complete. 

Q Do Botox and facial filler injections involve much pain?

There is generally mild pain associated with Botox and facial filler injections and any discomfort that patients do experience tends to be readily bearable and brief.  Ice packs or numbing techniques make the procedure much more pleasant.

Q What is the recovery like after a Botox or facial filler injection?

Botox and facial fillers are associated with little downtime. Though some minor bruising can occur, this usually fades quickly.

Q Will I need to take time off from work after a Botox or facial filler injection?

Botox and facial fillers are associated with little downtime and most patients are able to return to work right after treatment. 

Q Are Botox and facial filler injections covered by insurance?

Insurance usually does not cover Botox and facial filler injections if they are performed for purely cosmetic purposes. Some degree of coverage may be available when treating scars or indentations resulting from injury or accident or when using Botox to treat migraines. Patients should be sure to check with their own insurance company. 

Q How long do the results of Botox and facial fillers last?

The results of Botox usually last about four months. The duration of results with facial fillers will vary according to the particular filler. Most collagen injections last two to three months while hyaluronic acid fillers (Restylane, Juvederm) generally last up to six months or longer.