Botox and dermal fillers are often injected back-to-back. Botox will enhance aging skin that is wrinkled. A dermal filler will plump up sagging skin and add symmetry to facial features. These two cosmetic procedures will provide visual results that may last many months.
Botox and dermal fillers each require the use of a narrow needle. Botox is designed to be injected near the surface of the skin. It is effective in decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. It is used to provide skin with a smoother appearance. Botox may be injected along the corners of the eyes, around the mouth, or along the forehead. Someone seeking this type of procedure can elect to have a small amount of Botox injected in one area or several injections along their face and neck.
Dermal fillers will require more depth during the injection process. Again, a thin needle will be used, but it may be inserted further into the facial skin. A dermal filler rests below the top layers of skin, providing the skin with a "plumped up" appearance. If an individual feels that their face looks haggard and they are concerned about some loose folds that are hanging down around their neck and jawline, they may seek a Botox procedure, a dermal filler procedure, or both procedures.
A Consultation And Injection Process
A consultation will involve discussing one's lifestyle, medical conditions, and targeted outcomes. Injectables are given in clinics and medical spas. During the consultation, a clinician may mark a client's face, providing them with a visual example of where a needle will be inserted. A clinician may recommend that injections are targeted toward specific areas that will provide natural-looking results and that will plump up or lift skin that is drooping.
The consultation may not take place on the same day that the injections are given. A client will need to acquire information from their service provider that will outline the manner in which the injection process is conducted. Slight bruising or tenderness are two symptoms that a client may experience after the injection process is complete.
Antiseptic and facial cleansers will be used, both before the injection process and after it. These products will prevent skin from becoming infected. A clinician may advise a client to apply ice or an antiseptic to their skin when they get home. Care steps will support full recovery of the skin that has been treated.
Contact a local service provider to learn more about Botox filler injections.