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Botox in Long Beach can address a variety of fine age lines. Another injectable option, dermal fillers, can plump up the skin and bring new life to your look. Using these injectable facial treatments, fine lines and creases can be smoothed, sunken areas filled in, and lips and cheeks enhanced.
Time, the sun, gravity, and repetitive muscle movement create lines and creases and break down the underlying tissues that keep the skin plump and smooth. Botox and injectable fillers targeting specific areas can be used to restore a youthful appearance or to improve contours in an already youthful face.
Injectables may be natural or synthetic. The results are temporary but are often long lasting. Many people prefer injectables over other procedures because they are only minimally invasive and the result can be altered more easily over time. Injectables can be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures.
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Which Issues Can Botox Address?
Botox can address the following cosmetic issues:
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Vertical lines between the brows
- Vertical neck bands
- Chin wrinkles
- Lipstick lines
It is also often used to treat migraine headaches, address hyperhidrosis (excess sweating in the armpits and other areas), and shape the jaw and jawline.
Which Issues Can Dermal Fillers Address?
Dermal fillers can address the following cosmetic issues:
- Marionette lines
- Parentheses lines
- The nasolabial folds
- Lipstick lines
- Thin lips
- Gaunt cheeks
- Volume loss in areas like the temples
- Prior to collagen injections, Dr. Hicks will perform an allergy test.
- Fat can be harvested from your own body, so there is no need to test for allergies.
- Synthetic fillers such as Restylane and Radiance do not require an allergy test.
- Injectable fillers can be administered under local anesthesia. Botox can be administered under local or topical anesthesia.
- Many fillers are combined with lidocaine and no other anesthesia is needed.
- The treatments may only take a few minutes to perform.
- If your filler of choice has a high absorption rate, the area may be overfilled at first.
Your Filler Options
Your choice of injectable fillers will depend on many factors, including the area to be filled, how long the treatment is meant to last, and your body and skin type. Different areas of the face call for different textures and firmness of fillers. Lips require a very smooth filler. Deep sunken areas may respond better to a filler with more substance.
Collagen and fat are popular natural fillers.
After Your Treatment Session
Afterwards, you may be sore and may experience minor swelling, bruising, or redness, which can be covered with makeup. There is no significant recovery time, and many people can return to work on the same day.
The results normally last several months (dermal fillers last longer than Botox) and can be repeated as necessary.
Get more familiar with Botox injections and injectable fillers by viewing our Before and After Gallery.
How Much Do Injectables Cost?
The price of Botox and dermal fillers varies depending on the exact product chosen. Additionally, cost varies based on the number of treatment sessions, the amount of product to be used, and the number of areas to be treated.
Learn More During a Consultation
Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Hicks to determine if you are a good candidate for injectable fillers or Botox in Beverly Hills, Long Beach, or Los Angeles, California. During your consultation, Dr. Hicks will evaluate your unique body type and desired results, explain all your treatment options, help you find the best injectable option for you, discuss the outcome you can realistically expect, and answer any questions you may have.