Fillers/ Botox

Fillers

Dermal fillers are injections used to fill in wrinkles in the skin. Their effects can be either temporary or permanent depending on the type. As compared to invasive skin treatment, this is less of a commitment and has great results of a face-lift.

Side effects:

  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Skin damage

Treatment & Results:

At Dr. Khilji Faisal Arif – The Skin Clinic, Dedicated procedures reduce wrinkles and lines around face and hands and can add volume to lips or cheeks. Results can last for 6-12 months while some can last for 5 years. Injectable fillers relax the muscle under a wrinkle or fill the line or crease very smoothly. This treatment can be used to give volume or lifting effect to cheeks, chin, jawlines, lips, and temples.

WHAT IS BOTOX?

Botox is a drug mainly prepared from botulinum toxin A, which is used for the treatment of certain muscular conditions and helps to remove wrinkles through paralyzing facial muscles temporarily. It is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults. It is also used to soften the horizontal lines on the forehead.

IS BOTOX SAFE?

Botox is one of the most extensively applied aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. The safety of the treatment has been evaluated in both Allergan-sponsored clinical trials as well as in over 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.

HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?

Botox targets the underlying cause of dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that occur only when you are animating. Over the years, through the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, and raising your eyebrows, lines will develop. It is a drug mainly prepared from botulinum toxin A, which is used for the treatment of certain muscular conditions and helps to remove wrinkles through paralyzing facial muscles temporarily.

WHEN SHOULD I SEE RESULTS?

You may begin to notice results in as little as 24 to 48 hours, complete results are seen within 5-7 days for dynamic wrinkles to gradually improve over time.

HOW LONG DOES BOTOX LAST?

It varies from patient to patient, but on average, the treatment lasts for three months, but it may stretch for up to six months.

The Botox effects will begin to fade and facial features will gradually return to their former state. Maintenance treatments are necessary to keep the effect for long periods of time.

DOES IT HURT?

Most patients describe a Botox injection feeling like a “pinch.”

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?

No. You may resume normal activities immediately. Vigorous exercise or lying flat may be restricted for a few hours following treatment. Many patients undergo Botox treatment during their lunch break and return to work after the treatment.

DOES BOTOX HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?

Every drug has side effects. Luckily, they tend to be minor, short-lived, and are NOT permanent. Some patients experience slight bruising and temporary swelling. You may treat any mild discomfort with light painkillers. Usually, patients do not experience any side effects at all.

CANDIDATES FOR BOTOX INJECTIONS ARE MEANT FOR:

Eighteen and older

Interested in a younger and more radiant appearance

Looking for a wrinkle-free look

Looking to achieve a more rested, relaxed appearance