16 Mar Mask Mandates Drop, Filler (and Botox) Up!
California’s indoor mask mandate has come to an end, and as many people venture into an era of seeing people’s whole face for the first time in months you might realize that, well, people are seeing your face, too. It’s no wonder the demand for Botox and dermal fillers are up at RefinedMD. If you’ve been slacking on getting that pout perfect or have been feeling secure knowing that your mask was covering up those mouth wrinkles, the times they are a-changing. Look and feel your best with the mask mandate drop by getting the injectables you need right now.
“Botox” is a term used for just about any neurotoxin designed to stop wrinkles in their tracks. It is effective for about 3 – 6 months depending on how many units you get, the severity of the lines and wrinkles, and where it is injected. Of course, Botox also has many other uses, such as stopping migraines and excessive sweating. It has even been shown in recent studies to help with anxiety and depression. No matter what you get your Botox for, if you’ll be showing more of your face in the coming days, Botox can help you do so with confidence.
The Power Couple: Botox and Fillers
Botox and fillers have always gone together like peanut butter and jelly. They are both injectables, but (for the most part) do totally different things—with one exception, but we’ll get to that in a moment. Botox, for cosmetic reasons, is almost always used to stop muscles from creating lines and wrinkles. It can also be used as a preventative measure to train these muscles to be weak. The latter is why so many people in their twenties have been asking for Botox in recent years. But lines and wrinkles are just one sign of aging. Volume loss is another.
Dermal fillers address the volume loss we all face as we get older, and most fillers do so with hyaluronic acid (HA). This is a synthetic form of the acid already found in our bodies, and while it doesn’t last forever, it can last several months. Exactly how long your filler will last depends on how many syringes are used, the results you want, and the injection site. Very mobile sites like the lips don’t last quite as long. There are many types of HA fillers, each meant to treat different areas. There are also fillers that work via collagen induction therapy, so results aren’t immediate but results can last longer and some people prefer that all-natural approach.
A combination of a reduction of wrinkles with more “good volume” is what many people need to turn back the clock. Plus, if you haven’t been seen “full faced” in some time, now is the perfect moment to try out Botox and fillers. Make your big debut looking dynamite, and remember that the skill of the injector makes all the difference! It’s not just about the right product, but the right injector.
The Botox Caveat: How Botox Creates the Look of Bigger Lips
We get it. Lip fillers aren’t for everyone. Maybe you’re happy with the plumpness of your lips, but struggle with having a gummy smile. Maybe you were burned by a subpar injector in the past and aren’t quite ready to give fillers another shot (we understand, and we’ll be here for you when you’re ready!). If this is the case, the Botox lip flip might be for you. Here’s how it works.
Injecting tiny amounts of Botox along the upper lip can “flip” it out to create the appearance of a fuller upper lip with zero fillers. It’s a great tool for those who have thin upper lips and/or a gummy smile and just want a little something subtle to improve their smile. Bear in mind that lip flips typically don’t last as long as most lip fillers because the amount of Botox used is so small and the site is so active. However, it’s a great gateway treatment and can help skyrocket your confidence.
If you’d like to know more about Botox and fillers at RefinedMD, get in touch! It’s easiest to connect by completing the online form, but you can also give us a call or start an online chat during business hours.