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Filler FAQ

What are dermal fillers? Dermal fillers are cosmetic fillers injected to add volume and/or fill deep wrinkles. What are fillers made of? Dermal fillers are soft gel-like substances. All FDA-approved dermal fillers have the same parent chemical, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occuring substance in the body, so it is very safe to inject. Another benefit of Hyaluronic Acid, or “HA,” fillers is…

Why Does Botox Wear Off?

What is Botox? Botox is a Neurotoxin that’s injected to weaken specific muscles. This results in relaxation of the muscle and improvement of the fine lines and wrinkles that the muscle action has formed. Botox is most commonly injected in the upper face (forehead, between the brows, and crows feet.) Botox is also be injected in the upper lip, masseters and neck for cosmetic purposes.…

When Should I Start Getting Botox?

Botox is currently the #1 non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the world. Here at Healthylooks Medspa, we perform an average of 1,000 Botox treatments each year, making it one of our most popular treatments. So what is Botox and when’s the best time to start? How Botox Works Botox treats the muscles in the face, not the skin. The active ingredient in Botox, called Botulinum Toxin…

What’s the Difference between Botox and Filler?

Botox and fillers are both types of cosmetic injectables, but their composition makes them very different. Comparing Botox and filler is really like comparing apples and oranges. Botox Botox is in the neurotoxin, or “toxin,” category. So, all the toxins approved by the US FDA, which includes Botox, Xeomin, Jeuveau and Dysport, are all derived from the botulinum toxin. These toxins work by weakening the…

A Guide for First Time Botox Patients

If you’re concerned with the wrinkles on your forehead or around your eyes, you’ve probably wondered about Botox. Botox is a neurotoxin, or neuromodulator, that works by weakening the wrinkle-causing muscles in the face. Our injectors, Dr. Lamb and Dominique, RN, inject tiny amounts of Botox in the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes. Botox can also be injected in other facial muscles,…

6 Frequently Asked Questions about Botox

Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical anti-aging treatments- for good reason! Dr. Lamb has been injecting Botox since it was approved by the FDA in 2002. It can be used to smooth wrinkles, lift eyebrow arches, reduce the size of bulky facial muscles (for example, the masseter in the jaw), and for therapeutic benefits such as easing migraines and excessive sweating. While you…

3 Ways to Enhance Your Eyes

Healthylooks Medspa owners, Dr. Lamb and Carri Lamb, want to use this time in quarantine to share tips they’ve learned in their 20+ years in the aesthetic industry. To begin the “Healthylooks at Home” series, we want to start with the eyes, as they’re the first feature another person notices about you. So, what are three easy ways to nonsurgically enhance your eyes? Botox Permanent…

Holiday Glow-Up Guide

This year is flying by, and the time has come for holiday parties. Whether you’re celebrating with coworkers, friends, or family, the holidays are the time to feel a little fancier than usual. There’s nothing better than walking into a party feeling and looking your best. Everyone notices it, and confidence simply adds cheer to your holiday spirit. So what steps can you take this…

Should You Stick with Botox or Try a Different Neurotoxin?

When you think of wrinkles, you think of Botox, right? Botox has become a household name since being approved by the FDA in 2002 for wrinkle-reduction. It is derived from a poisonous bacteria called Botulinum toxin and is most commonly injected in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the crows-feet. Botox works by blocking signals between the nerves and muscles, causing the muscles to…