Two of the most popular injectable cosmetic treatments are Botox and fillers. These two injectables are nonsurgical treatments that can drastically improve your appearance by reducing visible signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines.
While Botox and fillers are undeniably popular and effective, many patients still struggle with determining the ideal time to get them in order to look their best during the holiday season.
The results you get from Botox and filler injections are not permanent, making the timing of when you receive treatment essential. Depending on what area of your face or body you are treating, results tend to fade somewhere between 4 and 12 months after your initial treatment.
Learn When to Get Botox and Fillers During a Consultation
If you are not sure if it is the right time to get Botox or fillers for the holiday season, it is best to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon. During a Botox and filler consultation, your plastic surgeon can help you determine when is the best time to begin anti-aging injections for optimal results and what a maintenance plan will look like down the road.
If you are not ready to schedule a consultation just yet, take the time to learn more information about Botox and fillers—we’ve provided a great starting point below.
Botox vs. Fillers
Some people mistakenly think Botox and fillers are both more or less the same, but the treatments have a few key differences.
Botox is a very popular and effective method to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Botox improves your appearance by relaxing the muscles and nerve endings in specific target areas, relieving the muscular tension that can cause the formation of wrinkles. By relaxing the muscles and nerves, the skin also relaxes, resulting in a smoother and more youthful-looking appearance. You can expect the results from Botox injections to last somewhere between three and six months.
Filler injections are primarily used to add needed volume under your skin, drastically improving the appearance of your skin and revitalizing your appearance. This added volume is a great way to make you look significantly younger, with the results lasting somewhere between 12 and 18 months. Filler injections usually use hyaluronic acid or some other type of medical product to add volume, but a fat transfer can also be performed. A fat transfer is when fat is taken from an area on your body (such as your abdomen or thighs) and injected as a filler to add volume to the desired area.
When to Get Botox and Fillers for the Holiday Season
For both Botox and fillers, it can take a few days or up to 2 weeks for all the benefits of the treatment to be visible. In the first few days after getting an injectable treatment of either Botox or fillers, there can be some slight swelling, redness, or even some bruising. However, any side effects should subside after a few days, and you should be able to see the full effects of Botox and fillers somewhere between 1-2 weeks after treatment.
If you have a party-filled holiday season, it is important to be strategic. You should likely plan for a round of Botox and fillers around two to three weeks before your first social engagement. That way, you can be sure that all of the swelling and redness has disappeared.
If your first gathering of the holiday season is for Thanksgiving, you want to make sure to schedule your Botox and fillers appointment by Veterans Day at the very latest. That way, not only will you be looking great by late November, but you will enjoy the Botox and fillers benefits of smooth, plump, youthful-looking skin for the rest of the holiday season and well into the new year.
Request a Botox and Fillers Consultation with Dr. Lapuerta
Get ready for the holiday season by requesting a Botox and fillers consultation with Dr. Leo Lapuerta. During a consultation, Dr. Lapuerta will partner with you to determine which treatments will best help you reach your aesthetic goals, clearly communicating with you throughout every step of the treatment process. Dr. Lapuerta can help you decide whether Botox or fillers are the ideal injectable treatment for you, and then determine the perfect time to schedule your injectable cosmetic treatments for the best results.
Dr. Lapuerta has an amazing reputation around Houston, Katy, and Pearland, Texas, for always putting his patients first, investing his time and energy to ensure that everyone who steps into his office gets their desired results. If you are interested in learning more about Botox and fillers, contact Dr. Lapuerta to request a consultation by calling (713) 489-0169 today.