Thinking About Botox Injections or Dermal Fillers? Here's What To Expect
Botox and Jeuveau
At Golden Aesthetics Medspa we offer Botox and Jeuveau injections. Both are derived from Botulinum toxins, a purified protein which is injected to temporarily relax the facial muscles responsible for causing lines and wrinkles. As the muscles relax, the overlying skin which has been creased tight into fine folds, also relaxes and lines and wrinkles smooth away. Both Botox and Jeuveau can be used to enhance your smile by flipping the edge of the lip up to appear fuller or by relaxing the lip to conceal a gummy smile. Botulinum toxins have been used medically within the cosmetic industry for about 20 years.
Dermal fillers can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, bring back the youthful look of hands and revitalize the skin. Only a qualified professional should inject Dermal fillers and our professionals at Golden Aesthetics Medspa are true artists and will help you achieve your best result.
Dermal fillers are used for facial aesthetic treatments and are injected into the skin. They are designed to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, contour and create volume, and to revitalize the skin. Dermal fillers are based on Hyaluronic acid which is a substance that naturally exists in your body. It binds water and can act as a lubricant and shock absorber in movable parts of the body such as joints. It is also important for the transport of nutrients and in regulating water balance in skin.
What will the process involve?
Our Master Injectors will assess the areas of concern and discuss options with you before the procedure begins. The procedure itself involves only minor discomfort because of the size of the needles. We also offer numbing cream (although many clients find it unnecessary). Botox and Jeuveau injections take approximately 15 to 30 minutes. Although mild redness and slight swelling is common immediately after treatment, this usually resolves within 30 minutes. Mild bruising is possible, but for most patients, there is no real downtime, and they are able return to work or other activities immediately. Effects begin to show between 2 to 14 days following treatment, we encourage you to send us a picture or stop in after 2 weeks to see your before and after results. Dermal Filler injections take 30-45 minutes depending on the treatment area. The effects are immediate and mild swelling can occur after treatment but should resolve within 24 hours. If you are taking ibuprofen or blood thinners it is likely you may have some bruising. We recommend that you receive injections at least one week before a special event or photographs.
What aftercare is recommended at home?
After receiving injections, you should avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, excessive heat (such as saunas) and massage of the treated area for 24 hours post treatment. You should also wait at least 4 hours after treatment before lying flat. If you must wear makeup before 24 hours, we recommend using a mineral makeup.
How long do results last?
Botox and Jeuveau treatment results last an average of 3-4 months, although in some cases, it can be notably longer. The result of a single dermal filler treatment can be seen instantly and can last for around 6 to 9 months but Juvederm Voluma (used on the cheeks) can last up to 2 years and Radiesse (used on the hands and jaw line) can last up to 5 years. When injected by our professionals at Golden Aesthetics Medspa, dermal fillers can give a more glamorous but natural looking result that does not affect facial expression. As your face and body changes over time, dermal fillers allow you to control your looks subtly as you age.
It is important to note that Botox injections used to reduce lines and wrinkles or reshape the face are not a permanent solution. However, when you work with Golden Aesthetics Medspa, your results will be both long-lasting and impressive.