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All Your Botox and Filler Questions, Answered

Do you feel younger than you look? Botox® and fillers have been the solution to this problem for over 9 million Americans

It’s now more socially acceptable than ever to undergo treatments that rejuvenate and maintain a youthful appearance. Not to mention, modern treatments look completely natural when done under the supervision of a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Botox and fillers are non-invasive treatments, meaning they can be done on an outpatient basis.  They don’t require any downtime, and they come with very few risks. 

We asked our specialist, Dr. Richard M. Levin, a few questions about two of the world’s most popular injectables: botox and fillers.

What’s the difference between Botox and fillers?

Botox is used for expression lines and wrinkles, such as those on the forehead, around the eyes, and near the mouth. 

On the other hand, fillers plump up the skin and combat loss of fat volume in the face, which contributes to sunken cheeks and sagginess. 

Do Botox and fillers come with any side effects?

Both Botox and fillers have been used for decades to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and plump up the skin.

Most of the side effects of these procedures are related to needles (e.g., pain, swelling, redness), not to the active ingredient used in the injectable. These side effects are mild and take two to three days to go away. 

In very rare instances, however, some patients may experience allergic reactions to the substances found in the injectables.

What is the right age to start injectables?

There’s no right age. It depends on how bothered you are by your fine lines or by loss of plumpness in the face. 

Some people begin using injectables in their mid 30s, while others begin in their 70s. The injectables are effective regardless of your age.

How long do Botox and fillers last?

Botox can last anywhere between four and six months, whereas fillers can last up to one year. 

Injectables aren’t a permanent solution, but this isn’t necessarily a negative. Because the effects aren’t permanent, you can experiment with less or more injectables until you find the dosage that works best for your goals.

Find out if you’re a good candidate for Botox and fillers 

Not everyone is a good candidate for injectables. However, if you don’t have an active infection on your skin and have realistic expectations, you may benefit from Botox and fillers. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment and find out how injectables can wipe years off your face.

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