Botox and Other Injectables: What You Should Know
Botox and Dysport® are two cosmetic injectables, or shots, that can effectively—though temporarily—smooth facial wrinkles. Here’s what you should know:
- What it is: Botox and Dysport are injections derived from bacteria that temporarily block your muscular nerve signals. This helps to reduce or smooth wrinkles:
- Around your eyes, sometimes called crow’s feet
- On your forehead
- Around your mouth, also called frown lines
- Recovery time: These injectables require only a few limitations afterward, which is likely part of their popularity. Your doctor may ask you to avoid lying down for a few hours after the procedure. Otherwise, you should be back to normal activities the day after the procedure if not before.
Dermal Fillers: What You Should Know
Dermal fillers are another form of injectable cosmetic treatment. While the result is temporary, fillers can soften fine lines, provide lip fullness and more. Here’s what you should know:
- What it is: Dermal fillers are soft tissue that a plastic surgeon injects into various parts of your face for a desired effect. When used to fill contours of your face that have become shallow due to aging, it gives a more youthful appearance. Fillers can also be an effective solution for people seeking:
- Fuller, plump lips
- Fewer or less-pronounced wrinkles
- Less visible scars
- Recovery time: Mild swelling and bruising are common side effects right after this procedure. These side effects typically do not last for more than 2 days. Because results are most often temporary, you should discuss your options for maintaining your desired results with your doctor.
Experience the Blessing Difference: Plastic Surgery
Our plastic surgery care team can help you decide whether (and which) injectable treatment will work best for you. Patients choose Blessing for our:
- Expertise: Our plastic surgeon Dr. Warren Hagan is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery and has kept up with the science of plastic surgery for nearly 30 years. He has treated hundreds of happy patients with successful end results.
- Specialized training: Injectables are often referred to as cosmetic treatments, which they are. However, they are also specialized medical procedures that could expose you to risks and complications. To minimize those risks, you should only seek cosmetic injectable treatment with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has undergone specific training. We offer that high level of care.
- Care that focuses on you: All members of our care team, including nurses and our plastic surgeon, work together to offer the highest level of care to each and every patient. Our goal is the same: to deliver the highest level of care in cosmetic enhancement. Learn more about what to expect.