03 Mar 2016 Can I Start and Stop BOTOX and Fillers?
We often have patients who just want to “try” an injectable wrinkle treatment such as BOTOX™ or Restylane. A major concern is what the outcome will be after the product wears off and they worry that they will actually look worse than if they never had anything done.
Botox Prevents Wrinkles from Forming
The good news is that injectables actually slow down the aging process! Lines and wrinkles are caused by facial expressions as well as collagen loss from sun damage and aging. If we are able to limit (but not erase) our facial expressions with a wrinkle-relaxer such as BOTOX™ or Dysport, we actually prevent those pesky lines from forming on our skin. For most people, the more they use neurotoxins, the longer and longer they will last.
Commonly used fillers in our office are Restylane and Radiesse. You may choose to use fillers in your cheeks to gently lift and shape your face. They can also be used to fill in the smile lines, marionette lines, vertical lip lines, temples, eye hollows, and any other lines on your face.
Fillers Promote Collagen-Growth
When the products are placed into our skin, our body recognizes the filler as a slight trauma. This sets our body into motion to try to heal the area. As a result of this healing process, our body begins to grow collagen around the filler. And this collagen leaves us with improvements in facial volume and lines. A nice side effect is that you need less and less filler through the years. We see this happen all the time. Our skin continues to age, but fillers still help with the loss of volume, even when the filler goes away.
You will not look worse if you stop getting injectables. If you try Botox a couple of times and never get it again, your face will return completely to how it was prior to the injections. Botox or Dysport, on a continuing basis, can prevent wrinkles from forming. If you get a filler one time, it will eventually dissolve but will leave you with improved collagen growth in the area. It is completely fine to start and stop injectables. But with something this fantastic, why would you?
Botox Injections Salem, Oregon
Contact Neaman Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with our MediSpa. We are happy to answer questions and learn more about your goals – 844-338-5445.