Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Annandale, VA
Botox® and fillers are the two most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the United States. From reducing facial lines to lip plumping to liquid facelifts, Botox and fillers produce amazing results in a matter of minutes. At CareLife Style, the team offers convenient aesthetics treatments focusing on your wishes. Reach out to the Fairfax, Virginia, office through online scheduling or by phone.
Botox & Fillers Q & A
What are Botox and fillers?
Botox and fillers are the most commonly chosen injectable aesthetics treatments. While administering both treatments involves thin needles, Botox and fillers contain very different substances.
Botox minimizes fine lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and around the eyes. The active ingredient in Botox — Clostridium botulinum type A neurotoxin complex — temporarily reduces movement within the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers add hyaluronic acid — a naturally occurring substance that helps your body maintain moisture — underneath your skin. Hyaluronic acid provides instant support to smooth facial folds, plump lips, gently lift cheeks, and more. It also attracts water to help maintain skin volume.
Botox reduces lines that happen with muscle movement, while dermal fillers are better for problems related to decreased skin volume.
Are Botox and fillers right for me?
If you’re unhappy with your appearance or want to fight back against the signs of aging without surgery, Botox and dermal fillers could be a great treatment option for you.
Botox and dermal fillers are both excellent options if you’re seeking quick results. If you want to maximize long-term results, you can also schedule laser treatments that help you to make natural collagen for skin support.
How does an injectables treatment work?
Injectables treatments at CareLife Style start with a discussion of your needs and wishes. You usually need to make certain facial expressions to highlight the way your face moves and where you need the injections.
A temporary pen marks certain areas of the face as a map for your treatment. In some cases, you receive a numbing cream or cold pack prior to your treatment. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers even have lidocaine, an effective anesthetic, mixed into the formula.
Both Botox and dermal filler injections use super-thin needles, which makes for a nearly painless procedure. The injections take only a few minutes. You may receive a light massage of the treatment areas after your injections.
You can return home right away, but you may have some minimal restrictions for the remainder of the day. That usually includes not lying down, avoiding strenuous exercise, and not rubbing your face.
When do I see results from Botox and dermal fillers?
After Botox treatment at CareLife Style, you may see results in only 24-48 hours. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers give you immediate results.
How long do Botox and dermal fillers last?
Botox and dermal fillers are both temporary but have excellent longevity. On average, Botox lasts for as long as four months. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can last around 6-24 months on average, depending on the exact formula.
Schedule your Botox and dermal filler treatment by calling CareLife Style or clicking the online booking tool.