Fillers and Injectables

What are Dermal Fillers and Injectables?


Dermal fillers and injectables are prescription gel substances that smooth wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging when injected into the targeted area. They also increase collagen production and the elasticity of aging skin. Men and women consider dermal filler and injectables when they want to correct minor skin imperfections without undergoing invasive surgeries that require downtime or recovery periods.




Are fillers right for me?


With age comes hollow cheeks, deeper lines and wrinkles, creases and folds, and skin that seems to sag. Anyone noticing these skin imperfections may be an ideal candidate for dermal fillers and injectables. Additionally, depending on the specific dermal filler, other imperfections, such as scars, are greatly diminished. Those who consider dermal fillers often do so as an alternative to more invasive surgeries and procedures.




What to expect during Fillers treatment?


There is no preparation with dermal fillers and injectables. If possible, the treatment may be performed on the same day as the consultation to determine which filler is the best option to achieve your goals. During the treatment, your physician injects the filler or injectable into the targeted area then gently massages it to make sure it is evenly distributed. Your appointment for dermal fillers and injectables takes a short time to complete – usually no more than 15 – 30 minutes. If other treatments or procedures are done during the same appointment, it may take a bit more time. Immediately following your treatment, you may return to your normal activities. You may have some slight swelling or redness, but that resolves itself within a day or two.




When will I see the Results and will I have scars from Dermal Fillers treatment?


The results from dermal fillers and injectables vary with each one. Some are immediately noticeable while others may take a while to take effect in the targeted area. With many of the fillers and injectables, they boost collagen and elastin production, which adds volume to the skin over the course of a few months. Dermal fillers and injectables do not leave scars.





Botox Injectables

What is Botox and what are its benefits?


BOTOX® is a prescription injectable most often used to treat the horizontal lines across the forehead, crow’s feet and the vertical lines between the eyebrows. It also diminishes lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose. BOTOX® is made from a refined form of botulinum toxin A that temporarily paralyzes the muscles associated with these imperfections. When properly injected by a trained professional, the result is a smoother complexion and a natural, younger appearance. Over the past decade or so, BOTOX® has been FDA approved to treat other chronic health issues. It is approved to treat excessive underarm sweating, overactive bladder, and migraines. BOTOX® has successfully diminished fine lines, wrinkles, creases and folds to create a more youthful look. It has stood the test of time because it also offers the following benefits: No downtime or recovery Quick treatment Can be used in combination with other procedures and treatments Long lasting




Is Botox right for me?


If you have a tired or worried look on your face all the time, you may want to consider BOTOX®. It relaxes the muscles associated with worry lines and furrowed brows to lift and smooth the area. It also treats excessive sweating, overactive bladder, and migraines so that anyone suffering from those conditions can get relief.




What to expect during Botox treatment?


Your appointment for BOTOX® injections is quick and virtually painless. It is common to get the injections immediately following your consultation if time allows. The LBC Laser MD physician simply injects the targeted areas with BOTOX® then gently massages the area to ensure the gel is evenly spread throughout the area. Most people handle the injections with no issues; however, if necessary, we can apply a numbing cream to the area to alleviate any anxiety or discomfort. Most BOTOX® treatments are completed within 30 minutes unless other treatments or procedures are done in conjunction with the injections.




When will I see the reults from Botox and what to expect after treatment?


You will begin to see results from BOTOX® within a few days, with most of the results appearing within a week. It is important to note that the results are a very natural looking expression rather than the common misconception of a “frozen” face. You notice the change, but most other people will comment on how good you look but won’t realize you’ve had BOTOX®. Immediately following BOTOX® injections, you may return to your normal routine with no issues. You may have some slight redness or swelling at the injection site, but that resolves itself within a few hours or by the next day.





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