Many women dream of having an attractive, wrinkle-free face with plump lips. How can you achieve quick, safe, and desirable results?
At Solea Brickell Spa, we offer some of today’s most popular facial rejuvenation treatments such as Botox injections and fillers.
Let us tell you more about each of these procedures, and why you can proceed with them without any fear.
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What are Botox and fillers?
Botox injection is a cosmetic procedure in which botulinum toxin is injected under the skin with a fine needle. It freezes the nerve endings at the place where the injection is made, and the muscles become temporarily immobile. This affects your facial expressions and smooths out wrinkles. The appearance of new wrinkles is slowed down.
Fillers injection is a cosmetic procedure in which skin defects are corrected with fillers. They are injected into problematic areas of the face to make up for missing volume and fullness in the skin. Most often, fillers are made with hyaluronic acid. Filling in wrinkles and folds, fillers contribute to smoothing the skin. In addition, fillers can be used to correct the shape of individual parts of the face (lips, nose, chin).
The FDA warns that the use of injectable fillers for body shaping leads to undesirable effects. If used in large quantities, they are dangerous to one’s health and pose a risk of infections, body disfigurement, and death.
The FDA does not approve the use of needleless techniques for injecting fillers under the skin (e.g., nozzles). Their use does not allow sufficient control over where exactly the drug gets placed under the skin. This leads to undesirable consequences (distorting the shape of the face and its parts, making it look unnatural).
The FDA recommends only purchasing prescribed injection fillers from licensed healthcare providers who adhere to using a syringe with a needle or cannula to administer the filler (blunt-tipped needles are optimal for reducing bruising).
At Solea Brickell Spa, we use Botox and fillers to:
- Eliminate deep/surface wrinkles and folds all over your face
- Correct the shape and structure of the lips, cheeks, nose, and chin
- Give your face a natural, refreshing look.
We use FDA-approved products and fillers for Botox and filler injections. Our products are scientifically tested, safe, and effective. In addition, we choose the best, cutting-edge products for optimal results.
Solea Brickell Spa is a licensed healthcare and wellness center.
We employ only experienced and competent cosmetologists. We carefully calculate the dose of the injected ingredients in order to eliminate facial disfigurement. Our trained specialists strictly observe all safety precautions, hence the risk of negative side effects or complications is minimized.
We provide each patient with enough time to carefully examine their face and discuss their wishes and expectations from the procedure. We always inform our customers in advance about the risks and benefits. We devise a personalized plan for facial rejuvenation, and analyze which products would best fit our patients needs.
How is it performed?
- First, we prepare the skin. We sterilize the skin by removing makeup and oil.
- We apply local anesthesia (an anesthetic ointment) to the area of treatment.
- Thirty to sixty minutes later, once the ointment has taken full effect, we proceed with the injection using a syringe with a needle or cannula. The amount of the injected agent/filler depends on the expected result of the client and the number of existing defects.
- We provide the client with ice or a cold compress to apply to the treated areas of the face at the end of the procedure. This helps to reduce swelling. Our specialist provides detailed instructions for the aftercare.
What areas of the face are suitable for Botox and fillers?
Botox is used to smooth out expression lines. These lines are caused by muscle movements (when smiling, frowning, or squinting).
Among the most noticeable are:
- Two vertical lines between the eyebrows
- Horizontal lines on the forehead
- Crows feet around the eyes.
Fillers are used to correct static lines. They occur because the skin loses collagen and elasticity over time.
- Lines around the mouth
- Laugh lines
- Semicircles on the nasolacrimal sulcus
- Lines on the chin.
Moreover, fillers can give volume to the lips and cheekbones, improve the appearance of scars, and correct the shape of the nose.
How long do Botox and fillers last?
The patient does not experience any painful sensations during the Botox injection, which only takes about 20 minutes. They only feel a slight tingling sensation. The effects become visibly noticeable 2–3 days post treatment.
The final result is visible after two weeks, and lasts for 3–6 months. The muscles gradually regain mobility as new nerve endings grow back. Once facial mobility is restored, the patient can once more receive a Botox injection.
Filler is more painful (tolerable with anesthetic) and takes longer to administer (30–40 minutes). Nevertheless, its effects are visible almost immediately after injection.
The results of this popular facial skin rejuvenation and skin defects correction method last up to 10 months. Once the fillers are completely broken down and absorbed by the body, you can repeat the procedure and continue feeling like your best self.
Where else are Botox and fillers used?
Fillers can be used to rejuvenate the skin on your hands. With age, your skin becomes thin, blood vessels become visible, and wrinkles and age spots appear. Skin that was once elastic becomes flabby.
Fillers for hand rejuvenation can help to:
- Restore their volume
- Improve skin firmness and elasticity
- Eliminate flabbiness
- Moisturize the skin on your hands
- Brighten pigment spots.
Botox is also used to rejuvenate the skin in the neck area, for it becomes saggy with age. Besides, horizontal lines comparable to rings (age-related vertical wrinkles) appear on the neck.
Botox helps to:
- Smooth the skin on the neck
- Create clearer facial contours
- Prevent new wrinkles
- Relieve muscle tension
- Remove pronounced folds.
What are the risks?
- Too much filler under the skin can cause the face to become swollen. Parts of the face can lose their natural shapes.
- Though it is very rare, the body can reject the filler, perceiving it as a foreign agent. In rare cases, the Botox procedure may not work as well, for antibodies may start to fight it. This reaction to agents and fillers occurs in less than 1% of patients.
- There is a possibility of allergic reactions to fillers. It is recommended for you to conduct a test beforehand.
- Bumps and scars may form if a doctor does not properly distribute the filler when injecting it under the skin. It is not advisable to rub or massage the treated areas after a Botox injection. Otherwise, it will spread to other parts of the face, causing the neighboring muscles to sag.
- The doctor may accidentally inject the filler into a blood vessel. This can cause skin necrosis and even a stroke.
The injection of Botox and fillers is considered to be safe procedures, only if they are performed by a competent cosmetologist who has received the necessary training!
At Solea Brickell Spa, you can successfully receive popular injections without fearing for your health or appearance. With over five years of experience, our APRN (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse) has specialized medical training and is highly qualified to perform these procedures.
In our center, we have performed over 1,000 procedures. We perform the procedures under sterile conditions, and adhere to only using FDA-approved agents/fillers.
Temporary side effects:
- A Botox injection relaxes the facial muscles. Therefore, the client should know that their facial expressions will look a little unnatural at first.
- Problems with blinking, blurred vision, and difficulty swallowing or chewing food may occur.
- If the eye area is treated, the eyebrow and eyelid may droop.
- Redness, pain, swelling, numbness, itching, bruising.
- In rare cases, speech disorders and difficulties with the respiratory system might arise.
Generally, after these cosmetic procedures, most common complications go away after 2–3 days. If the client’s condition does not improve after 5 days, it is necessary to visit a doctor.
- Pregnancy, lactation
- Skin diseases, rashes in the intended area of facial treatment
- Viral infections (herpes) in the active phase
- Blood clotting disorder
- Allergy to agents or fillers
- Cancer and autoimmune diseases.
The price of a Botox injection depends on how much of the agent will be injected under the skin and how many areas are to be corrected. The average price is about $400 for a single treatment.
The price of a filler injection depends on what kind of filler will be used and how much of it will be required to achieve the desired result. The average price of an ampule is about $600–$800 (depending on the supplier).
Request an appointment for a consultation. We will be happy to provide you with more information about our procedures and their pricing. We will devise the optimal and most rewarding treatment plan for you, based on your wishes and preferences.
Is it possible to combine Botox and fillers?
Yes, it is. You can undergo these procedures at the same time, but only when administered to separate areas of the face. For example, Botox is injected into the upper part, while filler is injected into the lower part of the face. An interval between treatments is required if the client wishes to have two procedures done in one area. Botox is injected first, and filler is injected 2–3 weeks later (to better understand where to place it).
What are the similarities and differences between fillers and Botox?
- Both procedures are minimally invasive and don’t require surgical intervention.
- Both facial rejuvenation methods are injectable (agents/fillers are distributed under the skin using a syringe with a fine needle).
- Both can result in negative side effects. For example, improperly injected Botox or fillers can distort the natural shape of the face.
- They are used when massage, peeling, and other methods of fighting for facial rejuvenation are helpless.
- Results last for an average of 6–10 months after treatment.
- General principle.
Botox blocks muscles, thus reducing facial expressions. This helps to smooth out wrinkles.
Fillers fill in wrinkles and folds in the skin of the face. They make up for the lack of volume in problematic areas of the face and correct its shape.
Botox is used to treat the upper part of the face (forehead, eye area).
Fillers eliminate wrinkles and folds on the entire surface of the face (more oftenly used for the lower area of the face).
Botulinum toxins are part of a Botox injection.
Fillers consist mainly of hyaluronic acid and collagen.
- The result.
The effect of Botox is visible in two weeks, and the recovery period is faster.
The effect of fillers is noticeable immediately, but recovery takes longer.
- The price.
Fillers under the skin are more expensive, but their results last longer.
Botulinum therapy is suitable for men and women over the age of 35.
Fillers are allowed to be injected into clients over 18 years old for shape correction, and over 40 years old for facial rejuvenation.
Recommendations after beauty shots
- It is not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages for two weeks after the procedure. This could thin the blood and increase bruising and swelling. Alcohol also dilates the blood vessels, which could allow for the toxin to enter the bloodstream.
- It is better to consume food and beverages after the feeling of numbness has passed. For example, if you eat something immediately after an augmentation of your lips, you could accidently damage them.
- It is necessary to apply ice to the treated areas for the first two days. This will help reduce swelling and bruising.
- You can use Arnika gel (consult with your beautician) to make the bruises and swelling go away faster.
- It is not recommended to practice sports in the first 24 hours after treatment, or cause excessive overheating (for example, drying your hair with a hair dryer or inclining the body to wash the floors).
- It is necessary to limit abundant drinking and salt intake in the beginning. This way the swelling will go away faster.
- It is not recommended to take certain medications for two weeks after treatment. For example, antibiotics could weaken the effects of botulinum therapy and can have unpredictable effects on your appearance. Also, do not take aspirin, for it reduces blood clotting. This can cause bruising at the injected area.
- Do not massage the treated area for the first two weeks after treatment. Do not peel or apply exfoliating cleansers to the treated area.