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Myth or Fact? Botox

Myth or Fact? Botox 150 150 faceliftart

 

MYTH
BOTOX MAKES YOU LOOK “FROZEN”

Botox is a neurotoxin which means Botox temporarily relaxes your muscles by attaching itself to nerve endings and preventing muscle contractions. It is important to have Botox administered by a specialist because over-Botoxing can relax the face too much and create unwanted results.

FACT
BOTOX IS NOT PAINFUL

Although, it is important to consider a person’s threshold for pain the majority of patients only feel mild discomfort. People often refrain from the procedure because of an assumption that Botox is painful. If that is the only factor holding someone back then they can rest assured it will only feel like a pinch.

MYTH
BOTOX BUILDS UP IN THE BODY OVERTIME

Botox blocks the receptors between the nerve endings and the muscles. This blockade is what prevents muscle movement. In about 3-6 months depending on the client’s metabolism, activity level, and depending on the area being treated the body will create new receptors and the muscles will regain their usual ability to move.

FACT
BOTOX IS NOT ONLY FOR BEAUTY

While Botox is mostly associated with smoothing out wrinkles there are actually many other uses for the injection. Botox can lift eyebrows, soften the jawline and fill in chin dimples. In addition, most people associate Botox with beauty, as a result, they overlook the medical benefits of Botox. Since Botox blocks nerve signals and relaxes muscles it can be used to stop excessive sweating, lessen TMJ symptoms, stop eye twitching, and aid in bladder dysfunction.

MYTH
BOTOX IS IMMEDIATE

Oftentimes clients panic when they don’t see immediate results the morning after they receive a Botox treatment. While the results of Botox are gratifying they are not instantaneous because the body needs time to react to the Botox that was injected. A difference can be seen in about 3-5 days, while full results will only appear in 7-14 days.

FACT
BOTOX MINIMIZES NEW WRINKLES

It is best not to wait until wrinkles form to start Botox treatments. Waiting for deeper wrinkles and fine lines may actually make it more difficult to smooth the skin out. Preventative Botox is much more practical as it will keep new wrinkles from forming by relaxing wrinkle-causing muscle activity.

 

Lip Filler Common Questions

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The pout has been popularized in recent years by celebrities like Kylie Jenner leaving women everywhere desiring more defined and luscious lips. Although, lip filler is common and one of our most popular treatments we still receive a lot of questions. To help our clients understand the procedure a little better we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions.

WHAT IS LIP FILLER EXACTLY?

Lip filler can add volume, correct or define the lips shape, and smooth out wrinkles around the lips. The most highly-rated lip filler is a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) based injection. HA is a substance naturally found in the body that attracts water, therefore, it usually has the best results. Some benefits of choosing HA filler for your lips include less bruising, easily dissolving bumps, and better control over lip volume. 

HOW LONG DO LIP INJECTIONS LAST?

After 6-12 months your body will naturally metabolize the HA in the fillers and your lips will slowly return to their previous state. To maintain the desired pout it is recommended to do the procedure regularly.

WHAT ARE NORMAL SIDE EFFECTS?

Lip injections are a minimally invasive procedure, so the side effects are also minimal. Initially, there might be bleeding at the injection sights. In the next couple of days, you may notice swelling, bruising, tenderness, and itching. These are all normal side effects and should not alarm you as they last 3-14 days.

WHAT SHOULD I AVOID BEFORE LIP INJECTIONS?

Avoid blood-thinning medication such as Aspirin and do not consume alcohol 2-3 days before the procedure. A couple of days in advance keep away from waxing, tweezing, or bleaching the hair around your lip. It is also best to come in with a clean makeup-free face on the day of the procedure.

WHAT ARE SOME AFTERCARE TIPS?

Remember to stay hydrated. To prevent swelling and bruising apply an ice pack. Strenuous exercise within the next 24-48 hours, as well as high temperatures such as in saunas, can result in additional bruising.

HOW DOES LIP FILLER MAKE MY LIPS FEEL?

At first, due to the swelling, your lips may feel way bigger than the pout you asked for. However, we assure you that the swelling will go down and the sensation in your lips will return to normal. After filler, your lips should feel smooth. If there are any lumps try gently massaging the area to spread the filler. However, if you notice that the lumps seem abnormal and are not going away on their own please contact us.

Should I get Botox or Filler?

Should I get Botox or Filler? 150 150 faceliftart

 

The easiest way to explain the difference between fillers and Botox- filler is used to fill in tissue where volume has been lost while Botox is most commonly used to soften wrinkles and lines.

Botox only works on wrinkles that are a result of muscle movement. Most commonly it is used for the forehead and around the eyes to treat dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles develop because of our facial expressions. For example, frowning can cause an “11” wrinkle between the eyebrows.

Meanwhile, fillers work on static wrinkles that are caused by a loss of collagen. Once the body slows the production of collagen the skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. Static wrinkles are most commonly located around the mouth and along the cheeks. Filler can fill in or soften these wrinkles, as well as scars or shallow areas of the face.

Other key differences to consider are how long before noticeable changes can be seen and how long results last. However, these time frames will vary from person to person. To find out which injection is a better fit for YOU book a consultation with Dr. Yatskar!

Realistic Expectations

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With the increasing popularity of aesthetic treatments, looking like your best self is easier than ever! 💋

However, we have to take into account that we are all built differently. Achieving the perfect pout may take .5cc of filler for some and 2cc for others. Features start at varying sizes and our bodies metabolize hyaluronic fillers differently – so while somebody with naturally full lips may get their desired result after one treatment, another may require a slow build up of product over multiple sessions as their lips adjust.

It’s important to remember that cosmetic treatments are meant to enhance your already beautiful face, not change who you are! 🌟 And we all evolve at a different pace 🏃‍♂️

Check out the before/after below to see how the look of lip fillers can change after the second treatment! Stunning injections done by @rachelrubinpa

Don’t Turn Your Nose up at Nose Filler!

Don’t Turn Your Nose up at Nose Filler! 150 150 faceliftart

 

 

Before non-surgical rhinoplasty

Before

After non-surgical rhinoplasty with Radiesse

After

Did you know that in many different cultures around the globe, a prominent nose is viewed as strength, stature, and even sensuality? ✨👃🏼Noses are having their moment and they’ll continue to do so, as long as we have flowers to smell! 🌸

💉This is one of the many reasons to consider a non-surgical, nose filler rhinoplasty instead of a surgical rhinoplasty. While a true rhinoplasty is an invasive procedure that alters the shape of one’s nose by cutting away at it, fillers make it possible to enhance while retaining the natural essence.
Fillers can lift a downturned tip, straighten the bridge, and generally brighten appearance. They’re a great way to feel out the changes you want to make before (or instead of) taking the plunge toward a more permanent approach.
Our handsome patient achieved this look with .5 cc of Radiesse injected in his nose for a and 1 cc of radiesse in the cheek area for rejuvenation and lift.

Morpheus8 Results

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Wow! Here is our lovely patient only a few minutes after her first Morpheus8 treatment. Check out the contour of her jaw. Usually, it takes a few weeks and at least a couple of sessions to see substantial results. However, here we can see a subtle tightening effect on the cheeks, jowls, and jawline almost immediately! 😱

What’s in a smile?

What’s in a smile? 150 150 faceliftart

 

A haircut frames the face and  the bone structure. Similarly, lips frame the smile. 👄 Lips can carry different expressions, moods, feelings, depending on their shape! 😊
Here, our beautiful patient opted for one syringe of Belotero hyaluronic acid filler to rejuvenate her smile. Check her results! 💗

Need your skin replenished?

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Everyday we eat foods that dehydrate our skin. Eating nourishing foods can help slow the loss of moisture, but as we age, it becomes harder and harder to keep our skin supple. Juvederm is one of the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States, and with good reason; It helps restore lost elasticity and fill in fine lines with the aid of hyaluronic acid. After being approved by the FDA in 2006, Juvederm treatments have been performed millions of times each year 😯 Contact us to set up a consultation and see if facial fillers could be right for you!

What’s the deal with lips?

What’s the deal with lips? 150 150 faceliftart

Lip enhancement - Juviderm

💋 Lips are often referred to as “the heart of the face,” or maybe we just refer to them as that…😂 Not only do they somewhat resemble a heart in shape, they also impact the way the rest of the system (your face) works.🫀

A juvederm lip enhancement, as seen on our client, can decrease the philtrum (space between nose and Cupid’s bow), giving subtle proportion to the face. Full lips can also balance a larger chin, and even play an optical illusion by distracting from cheeks or jaw. 😮

💗 Want to learn more? Call us at 718-615-0014 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Yatskar and get the pout that’s perfect for you!💄

Bellafill your scars and marks!

Bellafill your scars and marks! 150 150 faceliftart

Filler is not only used to plump lips and fill lines, but it can greatly aid in smoothing out skin texture as well. Our patient had some acne scars filled with Belafill, an FDA approved, longer lasting filler that also promotes collagen production over time! These astounding results are two years post injection! 💪

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