14 Jun FAQs on Injectables Used at Med Spas
FAQs on Injectables – Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse
Everyone wants a more youthful look. Many people are using injectables to achieve younger, smoother skin. These products can significantly improve the look of wrinkles, lines, volume loss, and other facial problems.
Can lip injections turn up the corners of my mouth?
The corners of your mouth often look turned down, like you are unhappy or frowning. Both Botox and dermal fillers can flatten the corners of your lips and remove the down-turned mouth look.
How long must I wait to eat after hyaluronic acid lip injections?
Restylane is used to plump the lips and fill in wrinkles and fine lines. After you receive lip injections, you can eat right away, but most skincare professionals advise you to wait a couple of hours.
What agent is used for neurological applications?
How can I avoid an overfilled lip look with dermal fillers?
To avoid the “duck bill” look of overfilled lips, the provider will use a small molecule sized filler, such as Juvederm Ultra or Restylane. Discuss the look you desire with the dermatologist, so he/she does not put too much filler in your lips.
What if I get cold sores?
Discuss your cold sores with the dermatologist. The doctor will have you take an anti-viral suppressive agent for a few days before and after your injections. Any type of trauma could cause an outbreak.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a dermal filler often used for lip augmentation. It is normal to feel some numbness of the lips following a dermal filler injection procedure. Radiesse lip filler is not as supple as other fillers, and it has the potential to hold better and make the lips fuller.
Fillers are a good way to balance facial asymmetry. If you notice that one cheek is less full, discuss this with the doctor. The dermatologist may add more volume to the cheek that is smaller.
Should I wait to have Restylane injections if I plan on losing weight?
Weight loss could mean that you need additional filler to restore lost volume. Many clients see weight loss first in their face. Any existing dermal filler will still give volume where it was injected. If you want to lose weight, you can schedule a follow-up visit for more filler as needed.
How effective is Botox for the jawline?
Botox given to the jawline can lead to a less square, slimmer appearance. However, it is best to have this procedure by a plastic surgeon, or a dermatologist who is experienced.
How long do the effects of Botox last?
Most people need to have Botox every 3-6 months. This agent works about the same for everyone, but some people have longer-lasting results after injections.
What is the difference between Botox and dermal fillers?
Botox is the purified form of botulinum toxin, which temporarily relaxes the muscles on the forehead and around the eyes. This causes a dramatic improvement in wrinkles and fine lines. Dermal fillers work by filling in deeper lines and replacing lost facial volume.