How does Botox work?
Botox Cosmetic targets the muscles that cause frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. Over the years repeated contractions of these muscles cause lines and wrinkles and a breakdown in our skin’s collagen and elastin. Botox temporarily reduces this muscle activity and you will begin too notice a visible smoothing of the areas treated.
Will my face look unnatural or overdone?
All cosmetic injectable treatments done at Luxe and Lit Medical Aesthetics are designed to look natural and compliment your unique anatomy. You will look like yourself only with less noticeable lines and areas of volume loss.
Who should not receive injectable treatments?
If you are under the age of 18, are pregnant, breastfeeding, have an active infection or serious illness you should not be receiving any cosmetic injectables. Also if you are planning to have dental work, laser treatments or flying out of the country please discuss this prior to receiving dermal fillers.
How long do Botox and fillers last?
Fillers in general are meant to last approximately six months to a year depending on the type of filler, how much is injected and where it is injected. If the filler is in an area of high movement such as the lips it may not last as long. Botox results last three to four months but gradually wear off during that time. If a low dose was used in a certain area it will wear off quicker.
What happens if I don’t like how my injectable treatment looks?
I always recommend waiting two weeks for all treatments to settle. Botox takes two weeks to fully work and during this time there may be some areas that work quicker than others. After two weeks touchups can be done if required. Injection of fillers will often produce swelling that will also usually resolve on its own and look better by that two week period. If your filler treatment needs to be removed an enzyme is available in office that will dissolve the filler.