3 Quick Tips for Getting Botox & Filler Before the Holidays
Interested in getting facial fillers? Willow Med Spa is ready and waiting to help you look gorgeous this season! But before you book your next appointment, here are a few quick tips and tidbits that may be helpful.
1. Understand the difference between Botox and filler.
Even longtime clients can get confused by the different types of products we offer!
First off, Botox is a brand of injectable, whereas filler is a type of injectable. And they work a lot differently, too.
Botox is a neuromodulator, or muscle relaxer, that helps prevent wrinkles from forming in specific areas. These include the forehead, between the brows, nasolabial folds, and more. These wrinkles typically only appear when you are making an expression and disappear when you’re not.
On the other hand, we use filler to lift and fill areas that show fine lines or wrinkles all the time, regardless of your expression (think: crow’s feet, vertical lip lines, etc.). We can also use it to lift and contour areas that may have lost volume due to age, such as under the eyes, jowls, or cheeks.
Willow Med Spa carries just about every brand of filler available, and each is a little different from the others. This allows us to build a custom treatment plan for your unique features and skin.
2. When it comes to timing, there IS a sweet spot.
One of the most popular questions we get is “How long do fillers last?”
Getting anything injected into your skin can cause side effects like bruising, redness, or swelling. So, if you’re hoping to get pictures taken around the holidays for your family Christmas cards (or perhaps a “surprise” engagement?), be sure to book your appointment for a date that gives you enough time to properly heal from the treatment itself.
This will also give you time to return to the office for touch-ups, which is especially helpful if you are getting lip fillers.
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On the other hand, results are not permanent; for most brands of fillers, results peak around 4 to 8 weeks after your appointment. That said, overall effects can last up to 18 months depending on the brand of filler.
3. Don’t rely on injectables to fix your skin quality.
You don’t rely solely on your dentist to clean your teeth, do you? We sure hope not Well, the same concept applies to your skin.
If you want to improve the overall quality and appearance of your skin, you shouldn’t only rely on your trips to a medical spa. Commit to consistency at home, too. You should:
- Clean your face and neck daily to help reduce the buildup of dead cells.
- Apply SPF, religiously.
- Use moisturizer and other products that fit your skin type (oily, dry, or combination).
- Protect your skin from the sun as much as possible with hats, sunglasses, sleeves, etc.
It’s also important to understand the distinction between anti-aging treatments that address fine lines, wrinkles, or lack of volume; and treatments that improve the overall quality of your skin.
If you’re looking for help with things like redness, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, pore size, or acne scarring, there are other complementary treatments that may interest you, such as:
During an initial skincare consultation, we can help you create an overarching treatment plan that can address all of your concerns and goals within your timeline.
Your Local Skincare Experts
Our cutting-edge treatments are backed by the latest innovations and research. All of our providers are exceptionally well-trained and the best in the business. And we are committed to client satisfaction and stand behind all of our work.
Comprising Morgantown’s premier medical spa, men and women of all ages across the region trust the team at Willow Med Spa to provide the most high quality skincare and body contouring treatments and deliver amazing results.
If you’re ready to get your skin in the best shape of its life, schedule a consultation with our skin experts to get matched with the right aesthetician for your needs. You can also use our Virtual Consultation Tool to discover which treatments may work best to address your concerns.