Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Botox, Fillers, and Permanent Makeup



Botox, Fillers and Permanent Makeup, Oh My!!!

Clients frequently ask if they should try Botox and Fillers...

My quick response would be, "Why not, give it a try."  However, there's pros and cons to everything.  Liquid cosmetic enhancement can shave years off the face, however, as we age, we need more and more to gain similar results.

My long response would be to consider the following...

Average Cost:
Be aware, it can get pricey depending on how many cc's your face needs.  On the average, plastic surgeons charge $11 to $15 per cc for Botox.   The average cost for fillers are $300 to $600 per syringe (8cc)
The cost adds up quickly.



Who to Trust:
Do not assume all certified plastic surgeons are good with injecting Botox and Fillers.  Many surgeons master niche procedures, but you can't expect one person to master everything.   For example, if your plastic surgeon did an amazing job with your breast augmentation, don't automatically assume he'll also be good with Fillers.  The use of Fillers and Botox is an art.  The right placement and dosage is essential to natural results.   

Do your research and ask friends and family for recommendations.  In my humble opinion, Plastic Surgeons should stick to surgery and MedSpa doctors/nurses should stick to syringes and laser treatments.

What if I don't like the results:
The Pro and Con of Botox and Fillers is that the results are temporary.  At best, Botox lasts 3-5 months.  There are numerous fillers that lasts 9 months to 24 months.  Again, do your research, find out which product is best for you and go in for a consultation prior to the procedure.   Again, I highly recommend seeking doctors that do injections all day vs. surgery.

San Ramon, CA



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