How to Remove Wrinkles with BOTOX and Fillers in Scottsdale, AZ

What Botox is and Common Treatment Areas

This article is designed to give you an understanding of how Botox and fillers are used to remove wrinkles.

Botox is an injectable wrinkle muscle relaxer. The muscle is temporarily paralyzed which lessens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Since it prevents facial muscles from contracting, it can slow the process of new wrinkles forming.

Botox first gained the approval of the FDA in 1989 for blepharospasm, or more widely-known as uncontrollable eye twitching. In 2002, Botox was approved by the FDA for frown lines between the eyebrows. It received FDA approval in 2013 to treat the wrinkles around the eyes, commonly referred to as crows feet. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that in 2016, there were over four million Botox-related cosmetic procedures performed. Botox is the number one non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States.

Botox is commonly used on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and on the lines around the bridge of the nose. It also works well for areas around the eyes, including in the corners of the eyes, commonly know as crows feet, and also the area directly above and below the eyes, known as tear troughs.

As we age, the skin surrounding the eyes loses some of its elasticity, causing puffiness or what is referred to as “bags.” It’s common to also use a filler like Restylane and Juvederm that contains hyaluronic acid which is particuarly beneficial for eye procedures. The result is that patients look years younger as it helps remove wrinkles and reduces dark circles underneath. Injection sessions take under an hour and are administered with an anesthetic so patients experience minimal pain and discomfort. Results are immediate without downtime and last between six to eighteen months.

Botox is also used for the chin, jawline, and neck area.

Differences Between Botox and Dysport

Injections by Megan also uses a product known as Dysport that is similar to Botox. Dysport typically works well on larger areas because of its diluted concentration, where Botox is better for smaller areas. Users have reported noticing results within 24-hours versus the average 72-hour time frame with Botox. Dypsort is both safe and effective and side effects are usually mild with some possible numbness and sensation loss at the area of treatment. Side effects usually only last between one to two days.

Whether Botox or Dysport is used depends on the type of procedure. For example, patients have reported that Dysport has been more effective on crows feet than Botox.

The results from the use of Botox and Dysport last about three months. Megan Taplin charges between $10 and $20 per unit for a Botox injection. Although Dysport runs between $4 to $8 per unit, the fact that it needs about twice the amount that Botox does to be effective makes the costs of either one relatively the same.

What is Radiesse?

Radiessse is a filler similar to Botox and Dysport that is newer to the market. It contains calcium hydroxyapatite which is designed to stimulate the collagen that is naturally produced in our bodies. Hyperdiluted Radiesse is used by Injections by Megan patients who need a hypoallergenic and non-toxic option for their treatment. Results from Hyperdiluted Radiesse can last up to two years.

Treatment options for Facial Rejuvenation

What Dermal fillers are and how they Work

Dermal fillers are filled with a gel consisting of hyaluranic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-l-lactic acid that is injected under the skin. It’s used to give a fuller look to facial skin that can lose elasticity over time. Fillers are also used on lips to add plumpness, volume, and to enhance lip structure. The procedure is non-surgical, lasts six to twelve months, and uses FDA-approved Juvederm and Volbella.

Dermal fillers are also used for for marionette lines, or more commonly known as smile lines. Typically appearing in our mid to late forties, receiving treatment from Injections by Megan is a smart alternative to spending thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgery. The number of Juvederm syringes needed depends on the contours of a person’s face.

Juverderm also works particularly well for the cheek, chin, and jawline area to provide fullness from sagging and hollowness that can happen with age, commonly referred to as jowls. The procedure can be done in about 30 minutes and is relatively painless when the right techniques are used to expertly numb the area. It can take about 48 hours for the effects of the cheek fillers to appear. For best results, clients are instructed not to sleep with a pillow pressed up against their cheeks for at least 48 hours.

 

Treatment Options for Facial Rejuvenation and Possible Side Effects

  1. Botox 
    Ideal for laugh lines, forehead, the lines around the eyes, and the lower area of the face. Results are typically noticed within 72 hours. Patience may experience temporary side effects like redness, swelling, numbness, or mouth pain.
  2. Dysport 
    Works well for the entire face and eye area. Patients can see results within 24-hours of injection. Patients may have minor pain or swelling temporarily.
  3. Juvederm 
    Recommended for the areas around the nose, cheeks, lips, and mouth. Also known as Voluma XC, and Ultra XC. Provides immediate results following injection. Temporary side effects may include bumps, itching, swelling, and tenderness.
  4. Restalyne 
    Good for cheeks, lips, and mouth area. Helps to get rid of dark circles around the eyes. Patients may experience temporary side effects, including bruising, headache, infection, and swelling.
  5. Hyperdiluted Radiesse 
    Ideal for mouth and nose areas and for the skin on the hands that tends to lose elasticity. Results are immediate. Temporary side effects may include itching, pain, redness, and swelling. Patients that were administered hand injections could experience sensation loss, limited movement, and lumps or nodules.

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Common Questions about Botox and fillers

Is Botox or fillers better for wrinkles?

Botox is used to get rid of wrinkles. Fillers help restore volume that can be lost over time. For maximum effectiveness, Botox and fillers may be used in combination. Injections by Megan is skilled with understanding whether a combination approach will provide the best outcome.

Can you get rid of wrinkles with fillers?

The FDA approved JUVEDERM and Restylane as fillers to be used to add luster to the skin and help remove wrinkles.

Do deep wrinkles go away with Botox?

Botox can help remove wrinkles that settle around the corners of the mouth.

Is there a filler for deep wrinkles?

Both Juvederm and Restylane are used to treat deep wrinkles.

Does Botox make you look older after it wears off?

Botox does not increase the amount of wrinkles that you had before the treatment.

What brands of injectable treatments are for facial lines and wrinkles?

Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane, as well as Voluma and Radiesse.

Why do I still have wrinkles after Botox?

It can take two to five days to see results.

What is the best treatment for deep wrinkles on the face?

Botox injections can treat deep wrinkles.

What happens when you stop using Botox?

The results from Botox treatment typically last three to four months. Wrinkles will eventually start returning after repeated treatments if treatment is stopped. However, it will be at a slower pace than if Botox treatments had not been previously done.

What is the best injectable for deep wrinkles?

Botox is the best injectable to remove wrinkles.

Does Juvederm work on deep wrinkles?

Yes, Juvederm can help reduce wrinkles on our face and cheekbones that show up as part of the natural aging process. According to dermatologist and M.D. Mary Stevenson, Juvederm can restore lost volume in the face.

Why is my Botox wearing off after a month?

Typical results from Botox treatment last three to four months. If your Botox is wearing off after a month, Megan can address this with a personal consultation.

How can you tell if someone has had Botox?

Someone may have had Botox if parts of their facial features appear to be unmoving or is very smooth and shiny.

What are the three types of Botox?

Three types of botulinum toxin injections include Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Both Dysport and Xeomin work particularly well on frown lines.

How much does Botox cost for the forehead?

Botox is usually sold by the unit at roughly $10 to $15 each. Forehead skin requires about 20 units of Botox per treatment, costing between $200 to $300.

What are the newest facial fillers?

Juvederme and Restylane are new facial fillers that are both used at Injections by Megan.

Can you use Juvederm for forehead wrinkles?

Yes. Juvederm works well for areas around the face, including the forehead.

Is Bellafill better than Juvederm?

Bellafill has been show to have longer lasting results than Juvederm.

What do celebrities use for wrinkles?

Celebrities use Botox to remove wrinkles.

Can you get rid of forehead wrinkles without Botox?

Natural ways to remove wrinkles on the forehead include eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough sleep. In addition, exfoliating to remove dead skin cells and moisturing can give a new brightness to your skin as new skin is able to shine through from underneath. Sunscreen can also protect your skin from any future sun damage and lessen the appearance of forehead wrinkles.

Does Retinol help with wrinkles?

Yes. Using Retinol can help sustain the collagen you have and encourage your skin to produce more.

Risks or Side Effects from Botox

Any bruising or mild discomfort should disappear within a few days. Potential side effects could include swelling or drooping of the eyelid, tiredness, headache, neck pain, double vision, and allergic reaction. Side effects should be immediately reported to your provider.

Other Important Benefits of Botox

1. Mental Health Benefits with Botox

Botox can be good for our brains, according to Dr. Michael Reilly, of Medstar Georgetown University in D.C. In addition, a study done among roughly 40,000 patients by UCSD researchers revealed up to 70% lower levels of anxiety in those treated with Botox versus those that were not.

2. Migraine Relief with Botox

Botox can help relieve the pain that is associated with migraines when Botox is injected into nerve endings. Although it can alleviate the pain of ongoing migraines, it is not meant to be used to alleviate active migraines.

3. Control Sweat Glands with Botox

Botox is used to control excessive sweating and injections and can be given in the armpits which numbs the nerves in that area.

Why Choose Injections by Megan

With over two decades as a registered nurse and a board-certified Aesthetic Nurse Injector, Megan Taplin brings the experience and expertise you are looking for when it comes to facial aesthetics. Her methods with Botox and fillers will bring back the youthful appearance you’ve been yearning for. You’ll find a renewed self-confidence from the inside out when you look in the mirror and are delighted with the face looking back at you.

Megan is invested in each and every one of her client’s happiness, offering the highest-quality products and services. Each patient’s medical history is thoroughly reviewed before any procedure is done. Megan also assesses the facial structure of each individual seeking treatment so that injections are delivered in the safest manner possible. State-of-the-art technology is used that scans specific treatment areas, ensuring that injections do not harm delicate blood vessels once injections are administered.

Whatever procedure you’re interested in, she’ll go over the process step-by-step, let you know what to expect, and design the perfect treatment plan for you. You get just what you’re looking for, and it’s tailored to fit your personal budget. Check out the before and after pictures of the many patients who have put their trust and faces in the hands of Megan Taplin of Injections by Megan. The results speak for themselves. To remove wrinkles with Botox and fillers in Scottsdale, AZ, schedule your free consultation. You’ll be happy you did.

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