Revital-AZ Medical Spa & Laser Center
Laser & Medical Spa located in Carefree/Scottsdale, AZ
Do fine lines and wrinkles make you appear older than you really are? Botox®, Dysport® and dermal fillers (Juvederm® & Restylane®) are options available to reduce the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles. Mark Biliack, MD, Rosie Andaverde, RN, and the highly-trained team at Revital-AZ Medical Spa & Laser Center, located in Carefree/Scottsdale, Arizona, are here to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Schedule your consultation by calling the office or using the online scheduler today.
Botox & Fillers Q & A
What is Botox and Dysport?
Botox and Dysport are FDA-approved treatments for the temporary reduction of moderate to severe facial lines. They are neurotoxins that temporarily reduces the treated area’s muscle activity. Botox and Dysport relax the muscles, so lines and creases can’t form. The following are areas that may benefit from Botox or Dysport injections:
- Your forehead
- Between your brows
- At the corner of your eyes
- Your outer lips
Your results can be very dramatic, yet appear completely natural.
What are Juvederm and Restylane?
As you age, the fat under your skin decreases, and your skin stretches. Consequently, your muscles appear closer to the surface, making your fine lines and wrinkles more visible.
Juvederm and Restylane, also called dermal fillers, are thick substances that are injected under your skin in order to give volume, reduce and soften fine lines, and supplement the contours of your face. Dermal fillers can help erase the early signs of aging by:
- Plumping thin lips
- Enhancing sunken cheeks
- Softening smile lines
- Smoothing out your chin crease
- Improving facial feature symmetry
- Decreasing lower lid shadows
- Tightening sagging skin
There are numerous areas and situations in which dermal fillers can help correct anomalies in your skin’s appearance. You may also be interested in using dermal fillers on your hands and feet.
What happens during a Botox, Dysport, or dermal filler injection?
First, your provider closely examines your facial skin and appearance. Then, your provider carefully marks your face to ensure the correct placement of the Botox or dermal filler injections. Photographs may be taken to document your results.
The provider cleans the injection sites with an antibacterial cleaner. You then receive a numbing medication on the areas to be treated to maximize your comfort.
The substance is injected underneath your skin in precise measurements. Your provider continually evaluates your response to the injections and administers additional injections where needed. Botox, Dysport and dermal filler injections take about 15 minutes. The number of injections you receive issued dependent upon your aesthetic goals as well as your number of treatment areas.
After your Botox, Dysport, or dermal filler injections, you may experience slight bruising and swelling, mild sensitivity to touch, or tiny red spots at the injection sites. These are temporary and will fade within a few days. You can return to your regular activities shortly after your injections. However, avoid strenuous activities for 24 hours after your injections.
How long do the results last?
Individual results vary, but most patients quickly notice a positive change after receiving injections.
Dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane)
You’ll immediately notice the effectiveness of the dermal filler. You can typically see results for up to 18 months. Some fillers can last longer, depending upon the injection site.
After a year or two, once your results fade, you can repeat injections. Maintaining your overall health and the health of your skin can enhance your results and lengthen the duration of those results.
Botox and Dysport
You may begin to notice results within a couple of days. Your final results will be visible after seven to ten days. At that time, you’ll look like yourself, only with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. The results usually last for four to six months, but this depends on the strength of your facial muscles and your lifestyle habits.
Dr. Biliack and his attentive team at Revital-AZ Medical Spa & Laser Center, located in Carefree/Scottsdale, Arizona, are here to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. To find out if Botox, Dysport, or dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are options for you, call the office or schedule your consultation online today.
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