DAY 11 TREATMENT
It’s no secret I do a lot of treatments. I do love my treatments!
Today, I will talk about 2 treatments that I get asked about the most, Botox and Fillers.
The truth is, if you have a line or a wrinkle that bothers you, then injectables are the answer.
No amount of eye cream, collagen serum, retinol etc. is going to erase a wrinkle that has already formed in its tracks.
Antiaging treatments such as microneedling, Ultherapy and laser etc. are fantastic at maintaining the skin and reducing the look of lines and wrinkles.
If you’re unsure as to which does what, think of it this way... Botox freezes the lines/muscles and also contours the face (when injected into the masseter muscle and slimming the jaw, can also get rid of a gummy smile). Fillers, fill and plump the face (and also contours but in a different way). So when my facial paralysis acts up and my cheeks are not symmetrical, we inject filler into my left cheek to make it more uniform.
I love Botox around my crows feet and in my masseter jaw. I’m also a huge fan of getting rid of the dimples in my chin but personally I don’t love Botox it in my forehead.
Always seek out an experienced injector that will give you an objective opinion, they are the artist after all.
Remember, rather inject little and often and have no regrets than inject lots at once and have a botched job (that being said, fillers are dissolvable if you really do hate them).
I personally think you see a more balanced face with a combination of Botox and filler rather than just being “over filled” or having that “frozen look”.
Just some tidbits I’ve learned along the way... stop oral aspirin, ibuprofen and Vitamin E several days before your injectables as you will be more susceptible to bruising by taking them. Bruising is totally normal and not a sign of a bad injector (I bruise terribly, especially my lips) but some won’t bruise at all. Swelling is also normal and can increase on days 2 & 3, therefore don’t expect to see true results until day 14. Lumps & bumps from fillers are also to be somewhat expected, they can just be lightly massaged until they dissolve. Continued in notes... - 7 days ago