ARE DERMAL FILLERS SAFE?

You may have heard good things about fillers or Botox from a friend. But maybe you’re not sure if you need it, or when you should get it.

“Smoother skin” is one of the most frequently requested treatments here at our Wheaton location.

Luckily, we’ve got the answers to all the questions you never even had about Botox & fillers in Wheaton.

Once you realize how easy and relatively painless fillers can be, there’s no way you won’t fall in love with your new-and-improved look 💖

Oh, and at the end of this article, we’ve got a great filler special on deck just for you 👇

Are dermal fillers safe?

Fillers are FDA-approved for helping to create smoother and fuller skin in the face, cheeks, lips, and even the back of the hand!

Images Med Spa is operated under the guide of dermatologist Dr. Scott Glazer.

Our aestheticians are highly trained on all the proper procedures and protocols to be able to administer fillers safely and effectively every time.

The difference between Botox & fillers

Many of our patients are under the impression that the words “Botox” and “filler” are interchangeable.

But that’s far from true.

Botox and fillers are two totally different treatments, with different recovery times and outcomes.

Let’s talk through each one to help you better see the difference between Botox and fillers.

What is Botox?

Botox is a specially formulated product that targets the muscles underneath the skin.

These are the muscles that create wrinkles by repeating similar movements (such as laughing or frowning) over time.

When Botox is injected, it acts to relax these muscles in order to prevent the formation of wrinkles in the first place.

Therefore, the appearance of wrinkles begins to fade.

(Oh, and have you heard of Dysport? We get lots of questions asking about the difference between Botox and Dysport. Hint: they achieve the same result!)

What are fillers?

Fillers on the other hand, such as Restylane, are composed of hyaluronic acid.
Fillers are injections primarily used to improve the appearance of sunken cheeks, wrinkles around the nose and mouth (like laugh lines, eleven’s, lips, and frown lines).

These injections are administered just under the skin.

Fillers are meant to replenish the skin by creating the appearance of volume and smoothness underneath the skin.

It works so well because it actually prompts natural processes in the skin to plumpen in the area of injection.

To summarize…

Botox = reduces wrinkles by relaxing underlying muscles

Filler = reduces wrinkles by adding volume

Hopefully this is starting to make some sense! If not, that’s okay. We still have lots more to discuss 😉

Let’s go over a few more common questions we get regarding fillers in Wheaton.

Where can I get fillers done?

There are a variety of uses for fillers. If you have volume loss, fillers are a great way to treat it (while still maintaining a smooth, natural look!)

Check out the list below to see if fillers may work for your area of concern.

✔️Chin

✔️Under the eye

✔️Side of the eye

✔️Cheeks

✔️Lips

✔️Hands

✔️Jaw line

✔️Nose (non-surgical nose job)

If you’re looking for more detailed information about whether or not fillers would be the right treatment for your skin, be sure to check out our Virtual Consultation tool.

You can plug in exactly what you’re concerned about, and the tool will tell you right away which procedures we recommend for you!

Are fillers permanent or temporary?

Botox aside, there are a variety of fillers we can use depending on your skin type, age, and your overall goals.

 

💡Read more in our next article Are Fillers Temporary?

 

The short answer: fillers are not a permanent solution to your skin problems. That said, once you get on the right maintenance schedule for your lifestyle and budget, you can enjoy smooth, wrinkle free skin for years to come!

How long do fillers last?

Of course, how long fillers last depends on the individual person, their medical history, skin type, age, the type of filler used, and a few other contributing factors.

However, in our experience, fillers tend to last between 6 months to a year.

Oh, and did you know we have an Instagram account solely dedicated to displaying our beautiful client’s before and after results?! Check it out and give it a follow if you want to see more success stories! 💖

Do fillers hurt?

If you’re not a fan of needles, fillers may be slightly more uncomfortable for you.

The good news is that we do numb our clients. In addition, the fillers have numbing agents in them, too!

Because of this, many of our patients tell us they experience very little pain or discomfort during and after receiving fillers at Images Med Spa Wheaton.

Our aestheticians are pros at administering fillers in a way that’s easy and effective.

And if you have a low pain tolerance, we got you! Our Wheaton staff will apply a topical anesthetic in the form of a cream prior to the injection.

Afterwards, you may feel some swelling or bruising; this is a typical reaction to receiving fillers.

What are side effects of fillers?

Because filler injections are minimally invasive, side effects aren’t very common.

A few side effects of fillers we’ve seen in the past include reactions to the needle/injection process in general, including redness, itching, pimples, and swelling.

Your Images Med Spa expert will thoroughly cover all of this information with you before you receive your injection.

Can I get Botox in my lips?

While we understand why so many people ask this question, it’s actually a misconception that Botox can be used to treat lips.

Botox cannot be injected into the lip.

Botox does not add volume to skin. It is only designed to relax the targeted muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

If you’re looking for a look with fuller lips like Kylie, fillers may be the perfect solution.

Can I make facial expressions with Botox?

As much as we love A Cinderella Story, this stepmom character does not do Botox any favors.

Unlike what pop culture would lead you to believe, Botox does not change your facial expressions. You’ll still be able to look surprised, mad, sad, and #allthefeelings.

The difference is that, after receiving Botox, your expressions won’t be accompanied by the wrinkles of the skin that they once did.

So feel free to laugh it up, girl 👏 You have nothing to worry about!

What do fillers feel like?

Each patient has his or her own skin sensitivities.

The point of fillers is to create a smooth appearance in the skin; when done correctly, you should and will not feel any “lumps” underneath your skin.

After all, we want you to feel as good as you look!

What other questions do you have about fillers?

Feel free to contact Images Med Spa in Wheaton anytime about the different types of fillers.

We’d be happy to walk you through the process of receiving fillers, and the amazing results you could see after your very first treatment!

Meet the beautiful ladies of Images Med Spa Wheaton

These babes will have you feeling fresh and relaxed from the moment you walk in the door to long after you leave us.

We’re not your typical med spa, so don’t go confusing us with the “guys” down the street.

You’ll leave Images Wheaton feeling empowered and refreshed.

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Get fillers at Images Med Spa Wheaton

Have you visited Images Med Spa? We want to be your home away from home.

Drop by our Wheaton location today and have a cup of coffee with us! We’ll discuss all your options with you and talk through your wants, needs, dreams, and overall skincare and lifestyle.

Feel beautiful from the inside out 💖and schedule your first appointment today!

We’re located at 104 N Hale Street

 

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