There are many options to choose from when it comes to beauty enhancements. Botox and fillers are services that are popular, however, timing is important when scheduling your facial. Correct sequencing of services will assist in proper, post-care regimens.
Botulinum Toxin is an injection that relaxes the muscle under the wrinkles/fine lines to appear smoother. Usually used to minimize frown lines around the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. Popular injections are: Botox, Dysport and Xeomin
Dermal Filler is a hyaluronic acid that is capable of holding 1,000 times its weight in water. Hyaluronic acid is naturally in our skin located between collagen and elastin. This gives us volume in our cheeks, lips, and eyes and also helps maintain moisture. Hyaluronic acid can decrease over time, hence sagging of the cheeks. Popular filers are: Juverderm, Restylane, Perlane, and Pervalle Silk. Each filler has different concentrations of hyaluronic acid.
It’s advised to do a facial before having Botox/fillers services performed. If not, wait 2 WEEKS AFTER Botox/filler services to have a facial. For fillers, the down time includes some bruising/swelling and can last up to a week. The hyaluronic acid also needs time to settle between the layers of skin. The downtime for Botox is only a few days, but why take the risk. I also advise 2 WEEKS between services to identify any side effects and see if the services were beneficial to you. This will help differentiate services so the correct feedback is given to each provider.
It’s important that you relay any new services performed by your doctor, nurse, PA, therapist and/or aesthetician. This is for your safety and helps us decide what’s next in the path to a better you.