Patients ask us all the time about getting Botox® to plump up their lips. Thing is, Botox has absolutely no plumping power! In fact, the exact opposite is true. Botox reduces, or relaxes, the muscle activity underlying your wrinkles. A series of tiny injections in targeted areas on the forehead and on the sides of your eyes can smooth brow furrows, horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet for up to four months per treatment.
Now that you understand Botox, here are two more common misconceptions about injectables that we’d like to dispel:
All dermal fillers are basically the same.
Not all dermal fillers are created equal, and there are important differences within a dermal filler family, too. Many dermal fillers use a smooth gel filled with a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that helps cells retain moisture. This gel can plump up skin, smooth away wrinkles, and restore volume. There are different types of dermal fillers specially formulated to target specific areas of the face. Voluma® can restore volume in the cheek area; Volbella® is a thinner gel formulated to augment the lips; Juvéderm® can help restore volume and smooth wrinkles around the mouth and nose area.
Each injectable session at Atagi Plastic Surgery will be tailored to your exact needs. Our skilled team is well versed in the nuances of each injectable and will choose the exact products to achieve the best possible results.
Injectables are dangerous.
Botox and dermal fillers are the top two most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the world. Trusted by millions, FDA-approved injectable treatments have been used for years to help women and men rejuvenate their appearance with minimal to no downtime. Administered by skilled clinicians like the team at Atagi Plastic Surgery, your injectable treatment is a safe, highly trusted option for reducing signs of aging and revitalizing your appearance.