There used to be few options for turning back the clock without going under the knife. But today, you can soften the signs of aging with a wide range of safe, non-surgical procedures for the face.
Q: Do Botox and fillers do the same thing?
A: No. Fillers fill and Botox relaxes. Botox relaxes the muscle that's creating the wrinkle, as opposed to filler which simply fills in the wrinkle with product.
Q: Will Botox "freeze" my face like in the sitcoms?
A: In the right amount, Botox will diminish your frownie and crow's feet, but not affect any other movement in the face like lifting your brows or smiling, says the doctor. Make sure your docotor is qualified, with years of experience.
Q: How fast does Botox take effect?
A: Four to six days,on average.
Q: How long does Botox last?
A: About 3 months. Although, with continued use, over time that period often lengthens.
Q: Are fillers like Juvederm and Restylane reversible, if I don't like the results?
A: While these fillers last about a year, if you are unhappy with the results, a reversing agent called hyaluronidase will immediatley break up the hylauronic acid that Juvederm and Restylane are made of.
Q: Is Botox poisonous?
A: It is not -- it's found naturally in nature and used in proper doses, it is therapeutically safe.
Botox Before and After
Derma Filler Before and After
Know when to stop!
Enough! Too Much!
Lara Flynn Boyle