Cosmetic Injectables Q&A
At Illume Aesthetics we believe in helping you achieve a younger, more natural look. That is why we offer cosmetic injectables in Ashland, OR! Our treatments help fight the signs of aging while smoothing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Call our clinic for more information or request an appointment online today. Serving patients from Ashland, OR, Medford Or, Central Point OR, Grants Pass OR, Klamath Falls OR and Altamont, OR
Table of Contents:
What are cosmetic injectables?
Are fillers Better than Botox?
How long do Botox fillers last?
Can aestheticians do lip injections?
How do I find a good cosmetic injectables clinic?
What do I need to do before a cosmetic injectables or fillers appointment?
Growing in popularity every year, cosmetic injections produce a younger, more voluptuous appearance. There a wide range of cosmetic injections available, all with a different area of effectiveness and application. From lip enhancements to facial contouring, there is an injectable for every area of the face to provide patients with a youthful, more natural appearance.
Dermal fillers differ in chemical composition, longevity and have varying degrees of softness. For example, softer fillers are used in the lips, while sturdier fillers might be used to enhance cheekbones and facial volume. Your injection specialist will determine with you the best type and volume of filler needed for your particular areas of concern. For many people, the use of fillers can be a simple office-based procedure that can beautifully enhance their appearance and improve their aesthetics. Dermal fillers are easy to predict and have relatively minimal side effects and risks. These fillers are often injected in a medical spa or surgeon’s office.
Botox is a specific brand of the botulinum neurotoxin. Currently, there are four neurotoxins available in the US approved by the FDA: Botox, Xeomin, Jeauveau and Dysport. Botulinum toxin is best used in areas of facial expression such as the frown lines, crow’s feet, and the furrows between the eyebrows.
While neither is inherently better than the other, they both have different uses. Lines of expression need botulinum toxin. Lines at rest need filler. While Botox is a great choice for hitting points of creasing where muscles contract, fillers are best for deep lines and furrows that are present even when facial muscles are not contracting.
While every patient and therefore every treatment is different, on average Botox and other botulinum toxin A injections last for about four to six months.
Muscle and wrinkle relaxants and most dermal fillers are medications that require prescription by a registered medical practitioner, such as a licensed doctor. Registered nurses can inject these products once they have completed the appropriate training course but only under the supervision of a medical doctor.
• When looking for a good cosmetic injectables clinic, it is important to consider these factors:
• What is the injectors experience?
• Where is the treatment taking place? The medically licensed clinic should be clean and sterile.
• Are they insured and have the necessary training & equipment in case of an emergency situation?
• Do they have before and after photos and client testimonials?
• Do they answer all your questions and make you feel at ease?
• How professional are the staff? Is there a Medical Director on staff?
• Are other patients happy?
In the weeks prior to getting fillers or Botox, it is important to watch what you consume. It is best to avoid ibuprofen, aspirin, acetaminophen and all other NSAIDS for two weeks prior to the procedure. It is helpful to eat a lot of leafy greens and celery prior to the appointment, as they contain lots of vitamin K, a known bruise preventer and reducer. Do not use any makeup or perfumes on the day of your appointment.
If you or someone you know is looking to enhance their natural beauty with cosmetic injectables, come to Illume Aesthetics today! Our kind and compassionate staff are experienced in performing injectables and can help you reach your aesthetic goals! Contact our office today to talk with a member of our specialist team. Visit us online or simply give us a call to book an appointment!