Stopping Botox Before Facelift – It is ideal to stop Botox about 3 months before proceeding with cosmetic surgery, if possible. However, it is not a problem to proceed with your eyelid or brow surgery even with your Botox in place.
It's strongly advised that you refrain from getting a facial, chemical peel, or microdermabrasion for a few days after the procedure. Once the treatment area is healed up and the Botox has settled in and is doing its thing, you can then get a facial performed.
Botox requires less time for treatment and recovery and is less costly than a face lift. However, in order to maintain a wrinkle free appearance patients will need to continue injections over time, the results being only temporary. For this reason, a face lift is a better choice for achieving long lasting results.
Botox will smooth out wrinkles and reduce fine lines, but it can't reduce the amount of skin you have or remedy serious sagging.
There is no definite age when you should start BOTOX®—it's more about the state of your skin, and everyone's timeline is different. For wrinkle treatments, it's best to start when you notice forehead lines, frown lines, or crow's feet even when your expression is neutral.
While botox is a highly effective treatment for many facial cosmetic needs, unfortunately it cannot tighten a double chin. The only certain way of addressing this problem is through cosmetic surgery if you find that weight loss or other natural methods do not help.
Keep in mind that facelifts are more expensive than Botox injections. It's more invasive and requires significantly more time to perform and recover from than Botox. However, for some patients, a facelift may be the procedure to deliver the results they want.
The 8-point face lift uses advanced dermal fillers not to restore volume but to lift the tissues and structure of the face to produce a more youthful profile. Sophisticated techniques require working across 8 injecting points on each side of the face.
In my practice, I usually perform Botox injections at least three to four weeks prior to blepharoplasty or wait at least one month after eyelid surgery. For upper eyelid surgery, Botox injections should be coordinated when treating the frown lines between the brows and the horizontal forehead creases.
Most patients find that these injections cause little discomfort as the needles used are very fine and the treatment is very quick. A few patients do, however, prefer to have medication that makes them relax (a sedative) before the procedure.
Do not have any beauty treatments on your face e.g. facials, facial massage for 2 weeks- this may cause the injected solution to spread to nearby muscles.
We can do the Botox before or after blepharoplasty. This is in order to reduce any risk of the toxin spreading into muscles that do not require treatment, such as the levator muscle; if the Botulinum toxin A were to trickle into this muscle, it could cause ptosis or a droopy eyelid.
There is risk with injecting Botox to the eyelids themselves to reduce wrinkles, but in an experienced eyelid specialists hands, it can be done successfully. In the example below, the patient had upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery, with postoperative Botox treatment to the lower lids.
Following your eyelid surgery, Botox can be injected into your brow to relax & lift heavy forehead muscles and open your eyes, giving you a more open and approachable appearance.
In general, Botox lasts 3-4 months. There will certainly be patients in which in lasts longer, in that 4-6 month range, or shorter, in that 2-month range. It is also common for first-timers to notice that it may not last as long initially but may last longer after the second treatment.
There's no recovery time necessary after a Botox treatment, so you can resume your normal activities quickly. Depending on the number of treatments, Botox can be a more cost-effective option than surgery. The effects can last three months or more.
Ultherapy is the ultrasound non-surgical lifting procedure, and has been a trusted go-to option for tighter, better fitting skin.
Unlike a facelift, fillers can't remove extra skin or provide any significant degree of skin tightening. Fillers also can't lift the facial muscles or fat pads and, therefore, the results don't last as long either.
A non-surgical lift can be performed in many different ways and one of the most popular treatments at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic is a non-surgical facelift using dermal fillers. A common misconception about this treatment is that you need a lot of filler to get a good result.
A pebble chin can be caused because of excessive flexing of the chin. It can also be caused by ageing, as the chin muscles will lose volume over time. Sometimes the muscle in this area can move involuntarily, this causes dimples or a pebbled like appearance to the skin on the chin.
A pebbly chin, or orange peel chin, is defined as having a rough, pebble-like texture in the chin area. People with this concern have a bumpy, uneven chin that is caused by excessive flexing of the mentalis muscle, which covers a majority of the chin.
The most common reason that Botox does not work is that not enough was given. Botox is not a one size fits all treatment and the same dosage does not work for everyone. Some individuals may need additional Botox to reach an effective level of muscle weakness. The Botox may also be old, overdiluted, or fake.
A Botox brow lift is a type of procedure that treats frown lines between your brows. It also elevates the height of your eyebrows with Botox Cosmetic (botulinum toxin type A) injections. These shots work by relaxing underlying muscles to smooth your skin on the outside and relaxing the muscles between the brows.
Lower eyelid surgery improves the contour of the eyelid underneath to eliminate droopy tissue and undereye bags. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with upper eyelid surgery when needed. Patients can have one surgery and one recovery period at home when both procedures are done at the same time.