Frequently Asked Questions
Common Inquiries & Misconceptions About Injectables
What is Botox?
Botulinum Toxin (brand names - Botox, Xeomin & Dysport) is a neuromodulator. This means that it blocks the signals from the brain to the muscle which makes overactive muscles "sleepy". In turn, this prevents you from making deep wrinkles and folds in the skin depending on where it was injected. Botox is also used indirectly as a facial "slimming" product because it can make muscles, such as the masseters of the jaw, smaller and less active. Botox also has the added benefit of being a very effective method of reducing sweating in the armpits, shrinking pores and decreasing the oiliness of skin.
If I get Botox once and don't keep it up, will my face be worse than it was?
In short - no. Your muscles will just return to their original levels of activity and any benefits you gained from the treatment can be reverted to normal. However, the longer Botox is used, the less you need in amount and frequency. Muscles are basically re-trained to be less active so the time between treatments lengthens.
Are your services covered by insurance?
Unless you have very extensive and comprehensive health benefits, the majority of medical aesthetic procedures are voluntary and not health-related. However, many policies will cover procedures such as botox for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) of the armpits. It would be best to consult with your insurance company to check.
"I don't want to look like I had my lips done!"
SAY NO MORE, FRIEND! There are levels to this stuff. In order to look like the Hollywood Housewives, you need to get a lot of filler. That doesn't happen in one sitting, trust me. That means plenty of opportunity along the way for both the client and the injector to decide that the original goal is getting skewed. I don't see any acceptable reason for people to look unnatural aside from specifically requesting it. And that's ok too - just won't happen by my hand. Fillers don't always have to be used to augment, contour and plump. Much of the time it is a great method of restoring bone, fat and muscle loss that happens with the aging process. This way, all we do is slow down the clock a little bit and fight against gravity.