Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?
Botox and Dysport are very similar in many respects. Both are botulinum type A injections used to relax the muscles that cause frown lines and other overactive facial muscles such as forehead lines and crow’s feet. Dysport is a smaller-sized molecule than Botox, so its unit measurement is different. Dysport has a slightly faster onset than Botox (2-5 days vs. 4-7 days). Dysport also diffuses more, which is advantageous in some facial areas but disadvantageous in others. Your provider can recommend what would work best for you. Lastly, more Dysport is required to achieve the same results as Botox.
How does Tox work?
When injected into specific muscles, Botox binds to the nerve endings near the injection site. It then prevents the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which is responsible for transmitting signals between nerve cells. By inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, Botox interrupts the communication between the nerves and the muscles. As a result, the targeted muscles are unable to contract or spasm, leading to a temporary paralysis or weakening of the muscle activity. This effect smoothens out the overlying skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions, such as frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.
How does Filler work?
Dermal fillers are substances that are injected into the skin to add volume, fill in wrinkles or lines, and enhance facial contours. They work by providing temporary support and structure to the tissues, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance. The most commonly used fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance in the body.
When a dermal filler is injected into the skin, it replenishes the lost volume and supports the surrounding tissues.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella is an injectable treatment specifically designed to reduce submental fat, commonly known as a “double chin.” It contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Kybella works through a process called adipocytolysis.
Difference between Lip Flip and Lip Filler
Lip Flip: The lip flip procedure involves a series of small injections into specific muscles around the upper lip. The injections temporarily relax the muscles, allowing the upper lip to subtly flip upward. The lip flip provides a subtle enhancement to the upper lip by relaxing the muscles and causing them to roll slightly upward. This can create the illusion of a fuller upper lip without adding volume.
Lip Filler: Lip filler injections are placed directly into the lips, typically in targeted areas such as the vermillion border (lip outline), the body of the lips, or the cupid’s bow (the V-shaped area in the center of the upper lip). The filler adds volume and shape to the lips, enhancing their appearance.
Lip Filler: Lip filler injections add volume and plumpness to the lips, resulting in a more noticeable enhancement. It can provide a more dramatic change in lip size and shape, depending on the amount of filler used.
What are the differences between Fillers?
HA fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps maintain skin hydration and volume.The duration of results varies depending on the specific HA filler used. Generally, HA fillers last from 6 months to over a year before being gradually absorbed by the body. HA fillers come in different consistencies, ranging from thin and fluid to thicker and more viscous formulations. This allows for versatility in addressing different areas of the face and achieving various outcomes.