Botox® and Fillers
When should I use Botox or fillers?
Botox ® (Botulinum Toxin A) treatment is used in patients who wish to eliminate dynamic facial wrinkles, particularly those in the forehead, around to the eyes (crow’s feet) and neck.
Dermal fillers are indicated to treat wrinkles such as nasolabial folds, increasing volume in lips, cheeks, chin, and filling creases or scar depressions.
Dr Bukret frequently uses Botox ® in combination with fillers to treat patient’s facial wrinkles and furrows.
If what you are looking after is a long lasting result or a facial rejuvenation, a Facelift would be the best alternative.
Is there any medication I need to take or suspend before or after using Botox and fillers?
You should avoid taking medication that can alter the coagulation (e.g. common analgesics, such as aspirin, ibuprofen or Acetaminophen) for one week before having Botox or fillers applied.
BOTOX ® (Botulinum Toxin)
How long last the results?
The effect of Botox ® is transitory, lasting approximately 3-6 months.
How is the procedure?
Using a very fine needle, Botox ® is injected directly into the muscle or muscle area(s) to be treated. The Length of Procedure varies depending on the number of areas to be treated, approximately 15 to 30 minutes. The application of Botox is done normally without anesthesia; however a block nerve can be necessary for patient with low pain tolerance.
What are the post procedure care considerations?
- No facial massages, creams or cleansing lotions should be used for the first 24 hours
- No bed rest for at least 4 hours after the procedure
Do I need a follow up appointment?
Yes; you will see the Botox effects after 3 or 4 days. Therefore, it’s important to control your evolution after that period to be sure you obtain the desired results.
Learn more about Botox ®
Dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Aquamid)
What kind of fillers does Dr Bukret uses?
Dr Bukret uses main brands approved by FDA in USA, and sanitary authorities in Europe and Argentina, which are Juvederm Volbella, Volift, Voluma, Restylane (Perlane) and Aquamid.
There are different types of dermal fillers intended to treat the different surfaces of the skin. These are divided in Permanents, semi-permanents, and no permanents fillers according to the duration in body’s patient.