Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for a procedure that helps smooth out those fine lines and wrinkles? BOTOX has been around for years and is a very effective way for individuals to turn back the years without the downtime of surgery. You’ll be in and out of the office in no time and looking your best for months afterwards.

While both BOTOX and injectable fillers are used to reduce the signs of aging, these treatments work in completely different ways.

BOTOX is essentially a nerve blocking agent that works on your facial muscles, not allowing them to contract. These muscle contractions over your lifetime are what caused the very wrinkles you are now looking to reduce. BOTOX keeps these muscles relaxed, allowing the skin to remain in its original place and not wrinkle. BOTOX is normally used to treat the top half of the face.

Injectable fillers are substances that help to fill and smooth deep lines and folds of skin. When you receive a treatment, the filler adds volume to the area under the wrinkle, allowing the skin to smooth out and regain its normal shape. Fillers are typically used to treat the bottom half of the face and the results tend to last longer than those of BOTOX.

BOTOX is known as a “lunchtime procedure” because there is little to no downtime. The majority of patients will be able to return to their work and other normal activities immediately following their treatment.

When BOTOX is administered by a trained plastic surgeon, risks are very minimal. Some of the most obvious risks are the resulting appearance of the area treated such as temporary redness or mild bruising. In very rare instances an allergic reaction can occur.

Our doctors take every precaution necessary to ensure our patients avoid these risks as much as is in our control. In order to receive the best results, your doctor will consult with you prior to treatment.

Yes, BOTOX and injectable fillers can be used in the same treatment but cannot be used on the same area being treated. For instance, a patient may receive BOTOX injections on the upper portion of the face and injectable fillers on the bottom portion of the face.

If you’re looking for a quick and non-invasive treatment option for fine lines and wrinkles, BOTOX could be a great procedure to help you reach your goals. While BOTOX is not permanent, the results are often very satisfactory and because there is no downtime, many patients choose to take this route.

Injectable Filler Options

Radiesse Injectable

Calcium-based microspheres and gel for an immediate lift to sagging skin and fill to wrinkles.

Juvederm Injectable

Restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds with injectable gel.

Sculptra Injectable

Replace lost collagen and fill shallow or deep facial wrinkles and folds.

Restylane Injectable

Long lasting treatment to fill and provide fullness to skin.