Facial wrinkles and lines can be reduced with cosmetic injections into the skin. The two main types of injectable substances used are botulinum toxin type A (which relaxes the facial muscles that cause the lines) and dermal fillers (add volume).
Wrinkle RelAxer (Botox) $11/unit
Botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) is an extremely popular injection that temporarily reduces dynamic wrinkles by blocking muscle contraction. The result is a smoother, younger, more refreshed appearance. Effects last approximately 3-4 months. The Botox procedure is quick and causes only minor, temporary discomfort. A small, thin needle is used to inject Botox into the small facial muscles. The most common side effects are swelling and bruising at the injection site, which will usually resolve within 48 hours. You can resume normal activities immediately, and will be advised to avoid lying down for four hours after the procedure. And you must not rub the area for 24 hours to avoid unwanted side effects. You will receive instructions for post-injection care. It may take 5-7 days for results to appear and up to two weeks for the full results to be visible. You’ll be strutting with a renewed confidence in no time.
Dermal Filler (Juvederm)$499+/syringe
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. At your appointment, you can discuss your concerns with one of our expert injectors.
Fat Dissolver (Kybella) $599/vial
Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps with the absorption of fat cells. It is injected into the fat below the chin to improve the appearance of the jawline and profile, also known as the double chin. For best results, 2-3 treatments spaced four weeks apart is recommended.
Q: How many units of Botox will I need?
The amount of Botox needed will depend on how many treatment areas you want covered as well as how large and how strong the muscle is. This will be assessed by the healthcare professional during your consult.
Q: Can I do Botox if I’m breastfeeding feeding or pregnant?
Q: How long do results last?
The effects of Botox can last 3-4 months.
Q: I'm 23 years old and am starting to notice fine lines around my eyes. Am I too young to have Botox?
No, a good time to start Botox is when you start to notice lines beginning to form. Some people even start before that to prevent them from ever forming.
Q: Is there a rebound effect when Botox wears off and one does not go for repeat injections?
No, the muscle activity should return to its original state when the Botox wears off.
Q: How many Botox treatments are needed before you see results?
The results will be seen after the first treatment. Botox takes two to four days before the muscle weakening effect takes place. The maximum effect occurs at about 10 to 14 days.
Q: Does it hurt?
Pain and discomfort depends on one’s tolerance for pain. Most people describe it as a minimally painful. A little poke that quickly dissipates.
Q: What is the aftercare?
Do not rub or the areas of injection for 4 hours post injection. Do not lay down for 4 hours. Do not work out for the rest of the day.
Dermal Filler FAQs
Q: What areas can dermal fillers treat?
Q: Do fillers hurt?
Q: How long does a dermal filler treatment last?
The duration of the filler depends upon which filler is used and how quickly each individual metabolizes the filler. Most last from 6 months to one year. Others may last up to two years.
Q: Can I be allergic to dermal fillers?
Allergies to the newest generation of hyaluronic acid fillers are extremely rare, as hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the connective tissue of your body. For this reason, allergy testing is not needed.
Q: How will I know which dermal filler is right for me?
Different fillers achieve different outcomes. At your initial consultation with our qualified medical practitioners, we’ll discuss a personalised treatment plan that’s tailored to you.
Q: How soon will I notice results and is there any downtime?
The best thing about dermal fillers is that the results are immediate, and you can continue your daily activities without interruption. Swelling may increase with increased activity, but you may resume your normal activity (including working out!). The most important thing to remember is to minimize how much you touch your face and to sleep on your back if you can. Try not to schedule your treatment close to any special events, as swelling and bruising can occur.
Q: What is the downtime/recovery for Kybella?What areas can fillers be used?
There is some swelling right after Kybella treatment, which typically is most prominent in the first 2-3 days and is typically completely resolved in a week. After day 3, most swelling is not noticeable to others, although a scarf or a mock turtleneck can help camouflage. Over the following month, you may feel (but not see) some bump under the skin of the treated area. This firmness signifies Kybella is working to dissolve the fat. Once the fat is dissolved, your body will naturally absorb the fat cells.
Q: How long do results from Kybella last?
The results gained with Kybella are considered permanent and the fat will not return once dissolved if the weight of the patient remains stable. FDA studies show maintenance of improvement at 5 years after treatment.
Q: Are Kybella injections painful?
There is little pain during the Kybella procedure. There is a slight burning sensation when the product is administered, but at Boss Gal Beauty Bar, we use topical numbing and ice to ensure comfort for our clients.
Q: How many Kybella treatments are needed?
Every patient is different. Our team of medical professionals will help to evaluate your areas of concern and determine a treatment plan. Most patients need 2-4 sessions spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
If you’d like to learn more about our injectable treatments, please contact us for a consultation.