Botox And Fillers

VM Cosmetic Surgery

Edwin Choi, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon & Aesthetics Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA & Garden Grove, CA

Botox® and fillers are two of the most popular non-invasive ways to smooth away wrinkles and add facial volume. Botox is ideal for the upper face lines and wrinkles while fillers work well for lines on the middle face and lips. Dr. Edwin Choi at VM Cosmetic Surgery works with his patients to customize a treatment plan that yields stunning and natural-looking results. Make a Botox or filler appointment at the Los Angeles, Garden Grove, or Diamond Bar location via the online portal now.

Botox and Fillers Q & A

What is Botox®?

Botox is a prescription injectable that's derived from botulinum toxin. When Dr. Choi injects Botox in small amounts and in specific areas, it can smooth away lines in the face for several months at a time.

How does Botox work?

Botox prevents nerve signals to the muscles where it's injected. The result is less forceful muscle contractions, and this in turn means that you're not able to make wrinkle-causing expressions as easily.

Botox works best in the upper face. The most common areas for Botox treatment are the:

  • Forehead
  • Lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow's feet near the eyes

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are substances that Dr. Choi injects to add facial volume where you need it. There are a variety of dermal fillers available today, but most of them are predominantly hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is already found naturally in your body, although you make less and less of it as you age. Dermal fillers allow you to place new hyaluronic acid volume exactly where you need or want it.

Dr. Choi can inject dermal fillers in any area of your face that needs extra volume. The most popular areas for dermal filler injection are:

  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds framing your nose and mouth

How long do Botox injections or fillers last?

Botox lasts an average of three to six months. You can maintain results by having follow-up treatments before the Botox has completely worn off.

The lifespan of fillers can vary widely depending on both the type of filler and the area where they're injected. In the mid-face area, fillers like can last for around 12-24 months.

Because the lips are the most mobile part of the face, fillers injected there don't last as long, and 6-12 months is normal for this area.

Can I have Botox and fillers at the same time?

Yes, Dr. Choi can inject Botox and dermal fillers during the same appointment. In fact, the two work quite well together because Botox corrects fine lines while dermal fillers fill in deeper folds or other areas where you need volume. Dr. Choi will work with you to create the perfect treatment plan.

If you feel miserable when you see lines and wrinkles in the mirror, consider Botox and fillers for a quick, safe, and easy solution. Make an appointment now using the online form.