Confused About Botox and Fillers?

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Here’s everything you need to know.

Botox and fillers are far from being the same, despite how similar they may seem. While they both work to improve your facial appearance, their properties and method of doing so differ. When you go for a botox injection, the doctor injects a FDA approved purified bacteria into your face. This freezes the muscles responsible for lines and wrinkles, thereby giving you a smoother appearance. Fillers, on the other hand, consist of ingredients like Hyaluronic acid, which add fullness or fills up, as the name suggests, areas that aging has thinned out.

If you are considering getting any one of these cosmetic treatments, then your mind is probably a zigzag of questions like

How does Botox really work?

Botox only corrects dynamic wrinkles or expression lines like crow’s feet at the outer part of the eyes and horizontal lines on the forehead. These lines appear due to the movement of certain muscles in your face that move when you smile or frown. In paralyzing these muscles, botox causes these wrinkles to disappear.

What does fillers contain and what do they correct?

Fillers consist of certain substances like hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite that are naturally found in the body. These substances add volume to the part of the skin they are injected, clearing aging signs like thin lips or dry skin. People who want to have fuller lips, more alert or brighter eyes or a symmetrical and sculpted look will also benefit from using fillers.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Botox and fillers have been around for decades and the ASPS consider both to be safe. You may only experience temporary reactions like headache, vision problems, nausea, itching, bruises and so on after the treatment.

Am I even a suitable candidate?

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding a baby or have medical conditions like damaged nerves, then the answer is no. But besides that, go ahead and reclaim your youthful and beautiful looks. Botox and fillers are suitable for a wide range of patients.

What if I don’t like the outcome?

If the application of fillers and botox is properly done, you should get a youthful and smoother appearance within a few days. But if you don’t get your desired results, don’t fret. Just go back to the practitioner in about two weeks’ time, after the filler have fully settled, and ask for it to be dissolved or adjusted.

Are the results temporary or permanent?

Nope, botox lasts about 3 to 4 months, after which you have to go ‘top up’ the treatment. Fillers, on the other hand, can last up to 6 to 24 months, depending on the kind of filler.

How do I know a consultant is trustworthy?

Well, you just have to ask your practitioner for their credentials before submitting yourself to treatment. Best believe that professional beauty specialists like Beiamed will not hesitate in answering all your skeptical questions and providing you with everything you need to relax. Call us right away on (786) 953-5254 or visit us at 2253 sw 22st Miami Florida 33145 for a free consultation.