Halloween is fast approaching, which means the holidays are right around the corner (talk about something spooky!). If looking in the mirror has become a horror movie of its own, it’s time to stop with the spells and potions, and look to Botox and fillers.
Teasing aside, if you’re feeling self-conscious about your appearance, there’s nothing wrong with opting to treat yourself; without any tricks, here’s everything you need to know.
Botox & Xeomin
First and foremost, these well-known injectables are Neurotoxins. While the word Neurotoxins may sound scary initially, it doesn’t have to be! Botulinum toxin is in fact, the active ingredient in most injectables. In the 1950s, scientists discovered that this naturally occurring Neurotoxin decreased muscle activity by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. With the injected muscle unable to contract, the treated wrinkles relax and soften for up to six months.
The most famous Neurotoxin, Botox is a common and quick procedure used to treat crow’s feet, forehead lines, laugh lines, and other signs of aging.
Nearly identical to Botox, Xeomin is an injectable treatment that offers temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles. The treatment is injected directly into the target facial area to prevent muscle contraction. The difference? Xeomin is made up exclusively of Botulinum toxin, making it a good option for those prone to allergic reactions.
Don’t forget: it takes both Botox and Xeomin time to kick in. If you want to look refreshed and young for that Halloween party, make sure you’re getting injected at least a week before the day of the party!
Unlike Neurotoxins that freeze the treated area, fillers smooth out the treated area by filling in the skin. The core, active ingredient found in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a naturally-occurring substance that can already be found in the skin. HA has the ability to store moisture and is responsible for giving the skin its hydrated and smooth look. You may have heard of this ingredient in skin care, but used topically it can’t restore lost volume.
Injected, however, it can restore plumpness and replenish your body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid. One injection can last up to a year and will add volume and decrease wrinkles depending on the injection site.
Fill in fine lines and wrinkles with a quick treatment. Plump areas that have lost fullness around the mouth (like the lips) and plump out cheeks that have lost fullness. Dermal fillers work right away, so expect to leave the office feeling like some serious magic just happened.
Don’t fear the mirror! Book a free consultation with one of our trained medical professionals and reveal your youth and get ready for the holiday season. We’re here to help you and are waiting for your call: (727) 545-3376.