Fillers and Neurotoxins
Injectable fillers are a terrific solution to restore volume to the face and fill deep lines as well as accent features like cheekbones and jaw lines. Fillers can fill facial hollows in the under eye and temples as well. The results are instant and last up to 2 years.
Botox and Dysport prevent facial movements that cause wrinkles and lines to form. The results are best after 2 weeks and last about 3 or 4 months.
Injectable fillers (also called dermal fillers), like Juvederm or Restylane, can be used for everything from lip augmentation to wrinkle treatment. Injectable fillers may be used to correct a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as wrinkles, thin lips, acne scars, sagging skin, and undereye areas.
Dark under-eye circles
Enhance cheekbones and lift the mid face
Whats the difference bettween the many fillers?
Thick vs Thin
Thick or highly water attractant fillers offer more volume per syringe and are generally best suited to areas that benefit from more plumping like cheeks or very deep lines around the mouth.
Thin or more watery fillers are perfect for subtle lip enhancement, smokers line correction, under the eyes, etc
As a general rule think fillers last longer. The body breaks down all fillers over time but thicker fillers resist longer and on average last 1.5 to 2 years.
Thick fillers break down faster and on average last 8 to 14 months.
There are calcium based fillers that are long lasting (2 years or more) as well as combination fillers that can last up to 4 years but are only effective in a few facial areas.
Sculptra is a "filler" of a sorts. It is injected and creates are reaction that stimulates collagen production. Sculptra is a great choice when there is a large volume loss in the face, temples, or lower cheeks.
Botox & Dysport
Botox as well as Dysport are injections that temporarily relax facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent new lines from forming. Common injection sites include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin. Botox can also be used for a wide variety of other conditions, including excessive sweating.
Botox and Dysport are both neurotoxins but are made by two different companies. Most patients feel they look 10 years younger after one treatment.
Botox or Dysport might be a good choice for you if:
- You want a temporary solution to reduce wrinkles with no downtime.
Botox treatments take less than an hour, have no recovery time, and results typically last 3-4 months.
- You have wrinkles created by muscle movement in your face
How long does it last?
The effects of Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin take a few days to smooth the treated lines. It is not uncommon to see results in 3 to 7 days but could be up to two weeks.
On average the smoothing effects of Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin last 3 to 4 months and fade gradually.
How much do I need?
Dr Channey will evaluate the areas of concern and recommend a treatment dosage. Higher dosage results in "flatter" more "frozen" faces while lesser doses increase movement and the ability to make "lines".