Botox & Fillers
If you’re looking to reduce wrinkles and minimize signs of aging, Botox or fillers might be for you! We’ve rounded up answers to common questions about Botox and fillers to help you make an informed choice about the best treatment option for your needs:
What is Botox?
First things first: you know the name, but exactly what is Botox? Botox is an FDA approved drug designed to temporarily reduce wrinkles on the face that are caused by muscle movement. Technically, Botox is made from Botulinum toxin, but it’s safe to use in small doses administered by medical professionals.
Botox is a popular treatment for forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, and more.
How does Botox work?
Botox is injected via needle into facial muscles. It temporarily weakens or freezes the muscle, which is what allows wrinkles and lines to relax and soften. Treatment is quick — injections take around ten minutes and require minimal downtime! You’ll start to notice results in the treated area within several days, and the full effect of the treatment after two weeks.
How long does Botox last?
Botox typically lasts for three to four months, but results can vary from person to person. As the injected muscles begin to unfreeze, lines and wrinkles will begin to reappear. Dr. Matt Dunham will work with you to set up recurring appointments for new injections!
What are fillers?
Now that we’ve covered Botox, we’re answering another popular question: what are fillers? Fillers are gel-like injections designed to plump and smooth the face. Fillers are made with a variety of solutions that include ingredients like collagen, hyaluronic acid, and more.
Dermal fillers are designed to restore volume, soften and smooth wrinkles and creases, and add symmetry to the face.
Lip fillers are designed to plump, smooth, and define your lips.
It’s important to consult with Dr. Matt Dunham about the specific results you’d like to see from your fillers. The effects can range from very natural to dramatic change, depending on your preferences and facial structure.
How do fillers work?
Fillers are injected into the face and lips via needles. The gel like substance “fills” areas that are lacking volume or definition and diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Filler injections are quick — treatment typically only takes a few minutes and requires little to no downtime.
How long do fillers last?
Fillers fade over time, but can last anywhere from a few months to two years. This depends on the type of filler you select, so be sure to discuss with Dr. Matt Dunham to choose the best filler option for your needs. After your first injection, he can help you establish a plan for touch-ups based on your filler solution and treatment preferences.
Should I choose Botox or fillers?
The choice between Botox or fillers depends on the type of issue you want to correct. While both procedures are done minimally invasive injections, Botox and fillers serve different purposes.
If you want to reduce and minimize signs of aging that result from muscle movement, Botox is likely the best choice.
If you want to treat signs of aging that result from a loss of volume, dermal fillers or lip fillers are probably for you.
Dr. Matt Dunham can help you understand the differences between each solution, the issues each solution treats, and the best choice for your needs.
Botox and fillers at Springs Body Sculpting
Springs Body Sculpting is a leading provider of Botox and fillers in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. If you’re interested in receiving Botox or filler injections, contact us today! Dr. Matt Dunham and our experienced staff can help you determine the best option to treat your concerns.