My response: It will look like a bruise with make up! You should leave several days for your final result. If you have the time, we have the ability to treat bruising with lasers which will decrease the duration of the bruise.
My goal for filling is to lift and shape: no one has ever asked for a rounder face! The face is never more full in the middle. I fill where volume has been lost. The goal is NOT to recreate your face but to restore your face.
Botox should be used where muscles are hyper active, to decrease deep expression lines. The goal of any toxin is to soften these expression lines while leaving natural expression. Good work should not be noticeable. No one should say your BOTOX looks good!
I believe it’s time for a facelift when your skin tone and muscle tone have become so poor that fillers, toxins, and tightening procedures no longer give you results that are pleasing. In that case, it may be time to establish a new base line for your face. I like the analogy of a house whose foundation has become weak. No amount of spackle will fill the cracks.
Make a list of all prior cosmetic procedures including surgical and non surgical. This includes fillers, toxins, lasers, and tightening procedures and the dates associated with each procedure. Make a list of any products that you are currently using on your skin, or recently used with either beneficial or adverse effects. If you anticipate any treatments on your first visit, avoid multi vitamins, Vitamin E, fish oil, aspirin, Advil, Aleve, or other anti inflammatories for one week prior to your visit as well as red wine to avoid bruising. Do not schedule treatments immediately before a special event. Do not come in with an active infection on your face, i.e cold sores.
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