A common misconception in the aesthetic community is that Botox and fillers are the same thing, but they are actually quite different. Find out the important distinctions between these cosmetic surgeries, and decide which one might be right for you.
What Is Botox And How Does It Work?
Botox is an abbreviated short name for botulinum toxin, which is a group of molecules produced by a particular bacterium, named clostridium botulinum.
It’s called a toxin because in high amounts, it acts as a neurotoxin in the body to block the action of certain nerves. However, in medicine and in tiny doses, Botox can be injected into areas where you want to block the actions of some nerves — for example, in the tiny muscles surrounding the eye to address squinting or in the bladder for hyperactivity.
In the world of aesthetics, Botox can be injected directly into small facial muscles to relax muscle tension in the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It can be used to relax muscles that pull down your face, for example, and provide a lifting effect. Effects usually last between 3-6 months.
Ophthalmologists were actually the first physicians approved to administer Botox to their patients, as it can be used to treat a variety of eye conditions. It’s since evolved to a procedure that can be administered for cosmetic reasons.
What does that mean for you? Perhaps restoring your youthful glow, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and providing you with the appearance of younger-looking skin, shaving years off your actual age.
Dermal fillers, such as Restylane, offered at Eye for Beauty, are designed to add volume to tissues. The most common type of fillers are those with hyaluronic acid, a substance that your body produces naturally. Injections can result in a smoother, natural look with almost instantaneous results.
What Can Fillers Do?
Dermal filler treatments at Eye for Beauty can help:
- Fill in deep wrinkles
- Smooth out lines and creases between your nose and mouth
- Renew contours in your lips and other facial areas
Results from dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6-18 months, and follow-up treatments can be completed to maintain effects.
If you’re interested in scheduling a consultation for a Botox or dermal filler treatment with Eye for Beauty, give us a call at (518) 650-7171. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best!
We as skincare professionals, can’t stress this enough. Ask any dermatologist, aesthetician or skincare professional and they will say the same thing: wear sunscreen! It doesn’t matter if it’s cloudy or sunny, raining or snowing, winter or summer, wear the sunscreen!
Eye for Beauty Aesthetics is thrilled to announce our partnership with one of the highest rated sunscreen companies on the market: EltaMD. EltaMD has been in the physician-dispensed market for more than 25 years and is rated the number one dermatologist recommended sunscreen brand. They offer a variety of sunscreen formulations to fit all skin types and needs. Their sunscreens are mild and gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types. They are also ideal for clients who have recently undergone invasive skin resurfacing treatments. Furthermore, EltaMD susncreens offer broad-spectrum coverage effective enough to fight exposure from UVA and UVB rays.
Mineral Based Sunscreen
Many EltaMD sunscreens are a combination of physical sun blockers including transparent Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. These ingredients are fantastic because they are mineral based and chemical free. Together, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide provide excellent UVA and UVB coverage. Additionally, these ingredients are considered safe, effective and gentle enough for sensitive skin, including children 6 months and older.
Sunscreen And Skincare
In addition to providing excellent sun protection ingredients, many EltaMD products also provide skin loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. These ingredients provide additional hydration and protection to the skin. Consider these sunscreens as skincare serums in addition to sun protection! They feel wonderful on the skin, do not clog pores, and do not have that typical sunscreen smell.
The entire EltaMD line is cruelty free, not tested on animals, is dye-free, fragrance-free, gluten-free, oil-free, paragon-free, sensitivity-free, and noncomedogenic (won’t clog pores). Many formulations come in an untainted or tinted formula. The tinted formulas are a universal tint that blends beautifully into most skin types. The clear formulas are sheer and do not cast a white or grey tone on the skin. They truly are gentle, safe, and effective for all skin types.
Skin Cancer Foundation
What we love most about EltaMD is that their sunscreen products are backed by the Skin Cancer Foundation. The Skin Cancer Foundation sets the bar when it comes to sun protection. Products that bear the SCF Seal offer safe and effective sun protection. Their rigorous testing ensures that no matter which sunscreen you choose, when applied and reapplied correctly, will fully protect your skin against skin cancer.
EltaMD’s commitment to providing top quality protection at an affordable price makes it a favorite here at Eye for Beauty Aesthetics. We think you are going to love them as much as we do! Stop in for a consultation to see which EltaMD sunscreen is right for you. Call (518) 650-7171 for more information or to set up a consultation with one of our licensed professionals.