Botox is a form of a purified protein which is created from a bacteria - much like penicillin is made. The protein is injected into different areas of the body to produce localized muscle relaxation. When used on the facial muscles it can help to reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements. We offer a variety of neuromodulators to meet your needs including Xeomin, Botox and Dysport.
Dermal fillers are one of the most dramatic means of reversing the signs of aging, enhancing facial features, and restoring balance through facial sculpting. Effective on lines, wrinkles, creases, and indentations. Dermal fillers ease the expression lines that make us appear angry or sad; resulting in a refreshed, more beautiful appearance.
The dermal fillers used at B.A.O. are hyaluronic acid gel which are a type of temporary dermal filler. Injectable HA is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, facial folds, and to create structure, framework, and volume to the face and lips. The effects of injectable hyaluronic acid are seen immediately. Outcomes and longevity vary from patient to patient and are influenced by the location of the injection, the individual properties of the hyaluronic acid filler, the age of the patient, and the individual characteristics of the patient’s skin.
During the consultation the correct type of filler will be determined based on your skin needs and area being injected.
After sitting down and getting to learn a little about your skin history and goals, our Aesthetic RN Jenn, alongside the Medical Director, will create a personalized treatment plan to achieve your skin goals. The good news is that we can provide your treatment at the same appointment; no need to rebook! We know how valuable your time is!
Dermal Filler injections are a medical procedure, so as much as there are benefits, we take our time to go over any risks and side effects related to the procedure. For example bruising and swelling are common with injection of filler and full description of what to expect can be seen in the pre and post care instruction forms. Patient safety and informed decisions are a priority to us.
Outcomes and longevity vary from patient to patient and are influenced by the location of the injection, the individual properties of the hyaluronic acid filler, the age of the patient, and the individual characteristics of the patient’s skin
Before you go we review what to do after your treatment, answer any other questions and book a follow up appointment!
Q: How much botox will I need?
A: The amount of botox that is injected is based on consultation, how strong your muscles are, and what areas you would like to be treated.
Q: Will I look frozen?
A: No, I aim for 80-90% relaxation of muscle movement. we always follow up at 2 weeks to make sure we have acheived the treatment goal.
Q:How much will it cost?
A: Pricing is determined after the consultation, depending on areas being treated and strength of muscles.
Q: How long do I have to wait to get fillers after a botox treatment?
A: Two weeks. Botox and fillers can be injected at the same time, however it depends on the areas being treated. If it is in the same area, it is best to wait two weeks to see the full effect of the Botox before injecting any fillers.
Q: Can botox be used as a filler?
A: Botox is used to soften and relax facial muscles creating a more relaxed look. Fillers are injected to enhance the facial features.
Q: How do you make botox last longer?
A: Avoid rubbing your face 24 hours post injections, direct sunlight or intense heat (ex. Saunas, hot tubs, hot showers), alcohol or aspirin.
Q: How long does botox usually last?
A: Botox usually lasts 3-4 months, if you keep up with injections this time frame can increase to 5-6 months.
Q: Who should not get botox?
A: People who are pregnant, breast feeding, or have a neurological disease should not use botox.
Q: How long does it take for facial fillers to work?
A: Dermal fillers are instant, you can see results immediately after injection. Fillers can take up to 2-4 weeks to fully heal to see expected result.
Q: Does drinking water help fillers?
A: YES! Drink plenty of water to enhance the effect of the Hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid attracts and absorbs water to give a fuller effect.
Q: Can I wash my face after fillers?
A: Avoid excessive touching or massaging the treated ares for about 6 hours after injections.
Q: Should you move your face after botox?
A: immediately after the procedure, it is recommended that you move your face around such as repeatedly smiling, frowning, or eyebrow lifting. Doing this helps your muscles absorb the botox.