If you want to look younger and more vibrant, Botox® and fillers provide a safe, minimally invasive method of care. At Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics in Addison, Texas, Julie Reihsen, MD, and her skilled team provide Botox and filler injectables for adults who want to look and feel their best. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book online today.
Botox® and fillers are cosmetic injectables used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, and sagging skin. Although many people use the terms Botox and fillers interchangeably, they’re actually two different things.
Botox is an injectable neuromodulator used to minimize the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles develop due to repeated muscle movements, like smiling, frowning, or squinting.
When Botox enters your body, it blocks nerve signals from reaching the muscles in your face. This allows your muscles to relax, making your skin appear smoother and more youthful.
Fillers are another type of injectable. Instead of causing your muscles to relax, though, they smooth out your skin, filling crevices and blemishes. They can also plump up your skin, restoring lost volume. This process makes your skin appear fuller and more youthful.
A Botox and fillers appointment at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics begins with a physical exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your treatment goals.
During your appointment, make sure to let your provider know about any medical supplements, prescription medications, or vitamins you take, as they may interfere with your results.
If your provider determines that you’re a good candidate for Botox or fillers, they ask you to remove your makeup. Afterward, your provider administers a series of injections to your forehead, cheeks, lips, or under your eyes. The process is quick and pain-free.
Following your appointment, your provider gives you a list of recovery instructions. In the days following your injections, it’s normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and minor irritation, but these issues should subside within a few days.
The results that Botox and fillers provide aren’t permanent, but they can last for several months at a time. Botox injections usually last 4-6 months. You’ll know it’s time to schedule a follow-up appointment when wrinkles and fine lines start reappearing.
Fillers usually last longer than Botox. Depending on the type of filler you receive, your results can last for 12-18 months. After the filler wears off, your skin will lose volume. When this happens, it’s time to schedule a follow-up appointment at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics.
To schedule your Botox and fillers appointment at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics, call the office or book a consultation online today.