Fillers and BOTOX have become such commonly-discussed treatments that many people do not realize that treatment with injectables is a medical procedure. We have all seen photos of the scary things that can happen when BOTOX and fillers are misapplied, such as droopy eyelids or “fish lips.” While our injectables are potent tools for rejuvenating the face, hands, lips, and neck, it is important to have treatment from a medical doctor with years of experience who really understands anatomy, so the products are used correctly.
Dr. Helen Allison is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been in practice for over 20 years. His goal with every BOTOX and filler patients is to deliver a refreshed, natural-looking result. No one needs to know that you had anything done unless you decide to tell them; the goal is to help you look younger in the most natural way.
The first step to a younger-looking you is to schedule a
consultation for our injectables and receive an in-depth analysis. Dr. Helen Allison will listen carefully to what is bothering you about your appearance. He will then examine your skin quality to determine what needs to be done to rejuvenate your look. Together, you will come up with a treatment plan that best delivers your desired outcome. This typically includes both BOTOX and some filler.
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Many patients do not realize that BOTOX and fillers do two totally different things.
BOTOX is a neurotoxin that diminishes the muscle’s ability in the treatment area to contract by blocking the signal to the nerves. If the muscle doesn’t move as often, the lines and wrinkles in the area are smoothed. Most patients originally seek our BOTOX for the vertical lines between the eyes, but BOTOX treatments are effective on any active muscle. Dr. Helen Allison uses it to smooth crow’s feet around the eyes, in the forehead, around the upper lip, and neck. BOTOX is also effective for treating excessive sweating in the hands, feet, and underarms.
Fillers are used to restoring lost volume. They are used to fill in fine lines and wrinkles and plump up cheeks and create plumper lips. There are many different options when it comes to fillers. Some are better for certain areas than others. This is another reason why it’s imperative to see an experienced injector like Dr. Allison. He not only understands the pros and cons of each filler, but he knows how to combine different fillers and BOTOX to deliver a truly excellent non-surgical facelift with arguably the best results in injectables Tampa of Tampa, FL has to offer. Think of it as an artist mixing color on a palette while painting.
A hyaluronic acid (HA) based filler, Restylane is used by Dr. Helen Allison to diminish circles under the eyes by filling in the tear trough area. As opposed to a needle, he uses a cannula to inject the filler to reduce the risk of bruising.
For his lip augmentation patients, Dr. Helen Allison always starts small—0.5 – 1.0 ml—and uses a cannula to deliver natural-looking volume to the lips with minimal bruising. Results are evaluated at 1-2 weeks after swelling has resolved.
This HA filler was specifically designed to treat “smoker’s” lines around the mouth and improve both the shape and volume of the lips. For his lip augmentation patients, Dr. Helen Allison always starts small, 0.5 – 1.0 ml, and uses a cannula to deliver natural-looking volume to the lips with minimal bruising and swelling.
Dr. Helen Allison typically uses this filler to restore larger areas of lost volume, such as those in the mid-face and cheek. The filler is placed deep, and care is taken not to widen the face with prominent cheekbones. The goal is for you to look like you, only better.
Like Restylane, the Juvéderm family of fillers is HA-based fillers. Dr. Helen Allison typically uses this one for restoring volume to the upper and lower lip as part of lip augmentation.
This filler has the largest molecules, making it ideal for re-plumping the mid-face and cheeks. This cheek lift can be adjusted over time and prevent the need for a surgical lift. Again, the goal is to restore your cheeks, not change them.
In general, there is little to no downtime following an injectables treatment. Depending on the type of filler used and the areas treated, you may experience post-treatment swelling and bruising. This should resolve quickly. Results can be evaluated in one to two weeks and improved as needed.