If your face is showing wrinkles, you can consider a non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedure, which usually includes Botox and / or filler injections. Those two treatments work well together as they both target different aging signs. Botox works by alleviating expression wrinkles (frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead winkles without the need for cosmetic surgery as long as they aren’t too pronounced. Filler injections on the other hand work on the wrinkles of the cheeks, around the lips, around the eyes and nasolabial folds by bringing volume, which helps restoring the round appearance of the face.
Botox injections can be used as soon as fine lines start to become noticeable to prevent them from worsening and delay their recurrence. Filler injections are recommended to treat aging signs that usually show up later (mid to late 30’s), but they can also be used for targeted improvements such as lip augmentation.
How to care for your skin before facial rejuvenation with injectables ?
A week before your treatment (Botox and / or hyaluronic based fillers), you can prepare your skin with proper skin care. A peel combined with moisturizing is recommended to that end. Skin peels get rid of the of the superficial layers of the skin in order to erase blemishes caused by sun exposure, pregnancy or acne. This way, the skin gets smoother with an improved texture. After the injections, moisturizing the skin is important to maintain wrinkle treatment results.
When will I able to notice the results ?
After the injections have been made, the improvement is immediately noticeable with fillers. Deep folds are smoothed down and volume is restored in hollowed areas. The face looks younger with a more toned skin. Botox is designed to limit muscle contractions in precise areas, which is why fine lines and wrinkles aren’t immediately smoothed down. The result becomes noticeable over the course of 1 to 2 weeks.
How long do the results last ?
Botox is effective during 6 to 10 months whereas hyaluronic acid based products can last longer.