BOTOX vs. Other Fillers
BOTOX and dermal fillers are each powerful and effective treatments for facial rejuvenation. However, to get superior results it is important that you don’t focus on a single treatment but have a comprehensive plan to create a look that appears fresh, restored, and completely natural and beautiful.
How BOTOX works
BOTOX works by relaxing muscles, so it’s great for treating upper face facial lines, as they are mostly due to constant facial muscle motions. This makes BOTOX great for forehead lines, frown lines, fine lines over the bridge of the nose, and crow’s feet.
Advanced uses of BOTOX
BOTOX injections can be effective on the lower face but requires a far greater depth of knowledge about how facial muscle structure reacts to BOTOX injections. BOTOX can be injected into masseter muscles, which are the muscles that we use to chew or clench the jaw for a jaw-slimming effect. BOTOX can be injected along the jawline to create a neck lift effect. It can be also injected into neck bands (platysma bands) to create a smoother, younger-looking neck. In addition, BOTOX can be injected around the upper lip area to minimize the appearance of a “gummy smile.”
Filler comes in a variety of flavors. They differ not only how long they last, but also the composition and the functionality of the filler. In general, there are fillers for the cheek area to enhance volume, or fillers to smooth wrinkles, lines,
and creases, and to plump lips or smooth lip lines. As we age, the facial skin loses volume and carefully selected dermal fillers can replace lost facial volume – leaving you looking younger in just one office visit.
Smile Lines, Frown Lines, and Chin Lines
As we age, we also develop fine lines around our cheeks, smile lines, frown lines, and lines from mouth to chin, and vertical lines around the lips. Fillers developed to smooth fine lines can be injected to achieve subtle yet smooth results. Fillers can also be placed under the eye in the tear trough area to minimize dark circles. Dermal fillers can be injected along the jawline and chin to create a more harmonious and attractive bone structure. Fillers can also be used to create a straighter nose or add definition to the nasal bridge.
Dermal Fillers for Hand Rejuvenation
Furthermore, fillers can be injected at the temples to replace lost volume. For patients who are looking for rejuvenating their hands, fillers can be injected to create a smoother, plumper, more youthful look if the hands appear bony and skeletal.
Dermal Fillers for Lip Plumping
Adding volume to the lips is a popular enhancement. You have options, with fillers that produce a very subtle and natural result or fillers that can create a more dramatic plumping effect – it is a personal preference. The first step is a private consultation to decide on the most effective treatment, for you.
Why Choose Dr. Sheena Kong?
If you are seeking an age-defying enhancement, there is no better medspa to visit in San Francisco. Dr. Sheena Kong is a true artist in the field of facial enhancement. She is truly dedicated to her clients and spends all the time needed to create the perfect look. She performs treatments herself, and is an expert injector, whether for BOTOX or one of the many dermal fillers she offers. She stays at the forefront in the latest developments in aesthetics so her patients can gain the benefits of technological advancements. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation.