Cosmetic injectables like Botox® and fillers work as simpler alternatives to cosmetic surgery. While the results aren’t quite as drastic, TC Lackey, II, DO, Rachel Sims, APRN, and the rest of the team at Florida Lakes Spa in Sebring, Florida, can guarantee results that look natural with either option. To plan your treatment with cosmetic injectables, call Florida Lakes Spa or schedule an appointment online today.
Botox is a muscle-relaxing injectable available for cosmetic and clinical purposes. A leader in the aesthetic medicine industry, its most popular use is to treat fine lines on the face.
During a typical Botox procedure at Florida Lakes Spa, your provider asks about your treatment goals and helps you select target areas. Before placing the injections, they apply an anesthetic cream to your face to numb the skin. This guarantees a more comfortable experience for you.
Botox temporarily affects motor nerves within targeted muscles to stop them from flexing while the drug is active. Usually, the effects last for about 4-6 months with each treatment, though you can schedule follow-up injections to keep enjoying your results.
Botox can target various fine facial lines, but it isn’t a comprehensive solution for all wrinkles. A specific type of wrinkle called a dynamic wrinkle develops over time the more you move certain muscles in your face. Even when you’re not consciously moving these muscles, they flex and result in lines and ridges that are always present.
Some of the most common fine lines that Botox can treat are:
Your provider advises you not to rub or massage your face immediately after your Botox injections to avoid spreading the substance to other areas. As long as you follow these post-treatment instructions, you won’t look frozen, and you can continue to make your usual facial expressions.
While they’re both injectables that can make small changes to the way you look, Botox and fillers are not the same. Fillers don’t affect your muscle or nerve function. Instead, they add artificial volume to targeted places. You can use them to tweak your facial contours or improve the symmetry of your face.
As you get older, your face loses some of the subdermal fat that keeps it shapely. Additionally, you might not be happy with the way certain facial features have always looked. Some possible changes you can make with dermal fillers are:
Florida Lakes Spa offers both Botox and fillers to fulfill your aesthetic desires without surgery, like face-lifts or rhinoplasty. Just like Botox, you can get fillers repeatedly as the results fade over months or years.
Find out more about Botox and fillers by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Florida Lakes Spa today.