Botox and Fillers Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable medication that helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging. Once injected into facial muscles as targeted areas, Botox begins to paralyze the muscle, leading to a smoother appearance. It commonly treats moderate to severe crow’s feet and frown lines.
Does Botox Hurt?
Botox injections use tiny needles and take only minutes, causing little pain or discomfort. If you have particularly sensitive skin or are concerned about pain, you can request a topical numbing cream or an ice pack beforehand.
How Long Do Botox Results Last?
You should begin to see Botox results within 24-48 hours of your treatment. Those results can last up to four months. At that point, you can schedule additional treatment.
How Can Fillers Help Improve My Appearance?
Fillers are injectable gels that add plumpness, volume, and smoothness to your face in specific areas, such as your cheeks and lips. Most of these gels fill lines, hollows, and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes, providing immediate results that can last four months or more than a year. At Lux Medical Spa we provide Juvederm fillers, including Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm Voluma.
What is Filler Treatment Like?
Filler treatment typically takes 15-60 minutes, depending on which facial area is treated. Juvederm products labeled XC contain numbing agents for added comfort. You can request ice or a topical numbing cream as well. Because results are immediate, you’ll leave your appointment with plumper, smoother-looking skin. Results may last one to two years.
What is a Vampire Facelift®?
The Vampire Facelift uses fillers and microneedling to enhance the shape of your face. Unlike other filler treatments, it also uses growth factors from your blood. This stimulates the growth of new tissue, including collagen, fatty tissue, and blood vessels, which add vibrancy to your skin.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a medication that minimizes moderate to severe fat below the chin, commonly called a “double chin.” The active ingredient is a synthetic version of a molecule that occurs naturally in your body and helps you breakdown and absorb dietary fat. Injected into your chin area, Kybella destroys fat cells. You can have up to six treatments, but many people notice improvements within two to four sessions. Once you achieve your desired look, you probably won’t need more injections.
What is Juvéderm Voluma?
Juvéderm Voluma is an FDA-approved dermal filler that can add volume to your cheeks and bringing back that youthful charm.
What can I expect during my appointment?
During Juvéderm Voluma treatments, we will make a series of injections into your cheeks. To ensure that hyaluronic acid is evenly distributed, your we may gently massage the treatment area. The number of injections you require to achieve optimal results will be determined during your consultation at Lux medical Spa institute.
Voluma Treatments in Irvine, California
If you reside in Irvine or surrounding areas you can consult Dr. Sedaghat to find out all about this procedure and its benefits in detail. Lux medical spa provides complimentary consultations for those looking to enhance their skin and face.
What is Juvéderm Volbella?
If you are unsatisfied with the shape and size of your lips, Juvéderm Volbella dermal filler will add volume to your lips and give them a plump, beautiful look and amazing result.
HOW DOES JUVEDERM® VOLBELLA WORK?
Juvederm® Volbella is an injectable with a smooth, consistent gel. It adds volume and hydration to the lips. DR. Sedaghat will ease this injectable gel into the areas around your mouth to plump up your lips.* After the filler has been added to the area, Dr. Sedaghat will gently massage the lips to balance out the volume.*