Dermal Fillers—How Long Do They Last & Other FAQs

Let’s answer some common questions we get about dermal injectables, including Botox, Cosmetic, Dysport, or Jeuveau treatments.

“I hate this deep line on my forehead. This will be my first injection.”

Botox won’t magically erase lines, especially deep lines that have not been treated before. In my opinion, Botox shouldn’t be used aesthetically to eradicate lines. It is a timeless treatment best used to improve the skin’s quality, texture, and appearance. These treatments also improve lines created from muscle movements, help increase symmetry, give relaxation, lift in some areas, and support others to achieve a more youthful and rested look.

“Will it hurt?”

As an injector, my goal is to create as comfortable an experience as possible. We use the tiniest needles and have tools to ensure your comfort. It is important to remember pain is subjective and different for everyone. Most patients say it feels like a tiny pinch.

How long will it last?

We recommend getting dermal injections every three to four months, as that is how long it typically lasts. The benefits you will notice with your treatments aren’t permanent and require maintenance, and your number of units and areas treated will change over time. Your face is unique, and your skincare plan should be, too! With consistency, you’ll notice improvement and prevention of deeper lines forming over time. Injectables are for maintenance, and patients see the most significant benefits and experience long-term happiness with regularly scheduled appointments.

“How many units am I getting?”

After a thorough assessment of your face and facial muscles, we will customize a plan to address concerns, including the upper face, lower face, and neck, depending on your goals. The strength of your muscles and surface area will determine the amount of Botox for each treatment. For example, a more prominent forehead will likely require more units to enable adequate coverage and achieve a natural look.

“How do I know when to start getting Botox?”

If you can see lines at rest in places on your face where you animate (forehead, sides of your eyes, between your eyebrows), it’s probably time! For this reason, there is no set age to start treatment. Starting earlier, before lines deepen, will yield a better result overall, including preventative benefits.

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