Destin Dermal Fillers and Botox®
Frequently Asked Questions
Most people that get Botox treatments have questions about their treatment. Here is a general list of questions people frequently ask about Botox treatments. If you have any other questions, or more specific inquiries, make sure to speak to Dr. Amber Wiebe before your procedure.
So what exactly is Botox?
- Botox is actually an injection of purified botulinum toxin, that makes your skin and muscles relax while releasing wrinkles. Botox is also known as Xeomin or Dysport. It is also used to treat migraines.
Who performs the Botox treatments?
- Dr Wiebe, a skilled injector and National Instructor in Botox performs all treatments personally.
How does Botox Work?
- Botox (also known as Dysport/Xeomin) is a “wrinkle relaxer” which weakens specific facial muscles creating the wrinkle.
Is Botox safe?
- Botox is perfectly safe when properly administered. Dr. Wiebe has years of training and is a National Instructor in Botox and Fillers. Dr. Wiebe is aware of the concerns of the materials from unreliable sources and only orders from Allergan and Medicis.
Do Botox Injections hurt?
- Patients may feel a minor prick, similar to a hair being plucked or a mosquito bite. Dr. Wiebe offers to ice the skin if you are apprehensive.
What areas are treated with Botox?
- Botox is used to treat and reduce wrinkles on the face and neck as well as chronic migraines.
Am I restricted from doing anything after getting Botox treatments?
- There is a 2 hour restriction after the procedure, but after that lapses, you’re free to go about your normal activities. Botox has a very short recovery time. Normally, the 2 hours is simply to make sure that there are no negative side effects, and to make sure that everything went well.
What is post Botox recovery like?
- Typically, there is little to no bruising and normal activity can resume immediately. Many of our patients place their appointment during their lunch hour.
How long do the Botox results last?
- Most patients can expect it to last 3 months.
How effective is Botox?
- Botox is not always 100% effective. There have been reports of Botox not “taking” with the first treatment, and additional treatments are needed.
Can I have Botox/ Fillers done before a big event?
- Due to the possibility of slight swelling or bruising, it is recommended that the procedure be done 2 weeks prior to event.
Is there anything that I should bring to my botox appointment?
- Nope. Just bring your wrinkles and a smile, and be ready to see your wrinkles diminish within two weeks!!
Dermal Fillers Q&A
- Dermal Fillers are a type of injection that can be used to help recontour the face, especially products like Voluma or Perlane. They are also used to help alleviate or soften wrinkles. Mainly, Filler is used to restore volume lost because of aging in chins, lips, cheeks, and lower eyes.
Are fillers safe to use?
- Dermal fillers, just like Botox treatments, are very safe. Botox and Fillers have been used for the past 30 years in America, and have revolutionized facial esthetics.
How do Dermal Fillers actually work?
- Dermal fillers work by injecting the filler into the top layer of a client’s skin, plumping the area, to give it a natural looking fullness. The filler is a naturally-occurring substance, such as hyaluronic acid.
Is it painful to get Dermal Fillers?
- For the most part, dermal fillers are not painful. With that being said, the amount of pain that you have from the procedure depends on where the procedure was performed, and if numbing agents are used or not. Sensitive areas can even be locally numbed to help alleviate the pain.
Is there any difference between Botox and Dermal Fillers?
- Yes there is. Botox is generally used to treat active wrinkles. This treatment is usually done on the upper face and around the eyes. Botox treatments are injections of botulinum toxin that weaken the face muscles, so that the wrinkles relax. Dermal fillers can be used to correct wrinkles, but it is more frequently used to actually fill certain parts of the body, such as lips or cheeks. These areas lose volume over time, and dermal fillers plump these areas back up.
What are some of the restrictions on filler treatments?
- There are some things that you should do before you start a filler treatment. 2 weeks before you go in for a filler treatment, you should avoid any type of aspirin or NSAID, in addition to high quantities of Vitamin E (over 800mg/day), and St. Johns Wart. After treatment, there are no restrictions, although some swelling or slight pain might be present for the first 3-5 days.
What should I let Dr. Wiebe know before she performs this treatment?
- You should go over all your medical conditions with Dr. Wiebe before your treatment, and especially let her know if you happen to have cold sores in the area that you will have treated. There are medications that you can be prescribed to help prevent recurrence.
Should I have these treatments before or after a big event?
- The good thing about these types of treatments is that they require very little recovery time. Botox treatment patients usually are good to go 2 hours after their appointment. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, will take slightly longer to heal. In most cases, people that receive Dermal fillers are good to go within 7-10 days. There may be no visual side effects as well. If you have a large event upcoming, try to plan to get your treatment about a week or 2 before the event for the best results.
How long do the typical Dermal filler treatments last?
- Much like Botox treatments, Dermal filler treatments do not last forever. Generally, a patient can expect to see results lasting anywhere from 6-12 months, but it really depends on the person, the type of drug used, and the location of treatment.
Are dermal fillers 100% effective?
- Dermal filler treatments are not always 100% effective, and may require multiple treatments to get the desired results.