Dr. McNeese answers questions about aesthetic-injectable treatments

Are aesthetic-injectable products such as BOTOX Cosmetic and JUVEDERM dermal fillers safe?

BOTOX Cosmetic and JUVEDERM dermal fillers are approved by the FDA , meaning that clinical data on their safety and effectiveness were reviewed by the FDA prior to approval.  BOTOX is approved to treat 20 different conditions in more than 75 countries worldwide and has been approved in the US for more than 17 years to treat a variety of medical conditions.  The same formulation was approved in 2002 as BOTOX Cosmetic for the temporary treatment of the stubborn vertical lines between the eyebrows, often referred to as the “11’s” in people age 18 to 65.

Will the results look natural?

Treatments such as Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm injectable gel dermal fillers can enhance the way you look.  Physicians often will use multiple products, depending on the patients’ needs.  BOTOX Cosmetic is often used to relax the dominant frown muscles between the eyebrows, allowing the two vertical lines between the brows, often referred to as the “11’s” , to temporarily diminsh in appearance.  JUVEDERM dermal fillers work differently, by instantly filling in and smoothing out wrinkles and folds that look like parentheses along the side of your nose and mouth, creating a smooth, natural look and feel.

How long do aesthetic-injectable treatments last?

Treatments such as BOTOX Cosmetic and JUVEDERM injectable gel dermal fillers are temporary.  BOTOX Cosmetic effects can last up to four months, while JUVEDERM dermal fillers deliver sustained results for up to 1 year.

Are injectable treatments such as BOTOX Cosmetic and JUVEDERM injectable gel painful?

Injections may cause some discomfort during and after injection.

Is there scarring?

No reports of scarring were documented in clinical studies evaluating the treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic and JUVEDERM dermal fillers.

How long do aestetic-injectable procedures take?

Many procedures can be performed quickly.  Following a facial analysis as well as a discussion of your desired outcomes, procedures such as BOTOX Cosmetic and JUVEDERM dermal fillers require only a brief in-office visit and take an average of 15 minutes to perform.

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