Botox & Fillers Specialist

Malibu Medical Group

Internal Medicine & Addiction Medicine located in Malibu, CA

Signs of aging can take a toll on your appearance and self-esteem. If skin wrinkling or loose skin bothers you, simple solutions are available at Malibu Medical Group in Malibu, California. The expert internal medical team offers Botox® and filler injections to restore a youthful look without surgery or downtime. Schedule a Botox and fillers consultation with Malibu Medical Group over the phone or online to get started today.

Botox & Fillers Q & A

What are Botox and fillers?

Botox and fillers are cosmetic injectables that help diminish signs of aging. Botox is an injectable made of botulinum toxin type A. It works to paralyze facial muscles responsible for lines associated with laughing, frowning, smiling, and squinting. Fillers are made of hyaluronic acid or other natural substances and help replace lost facial volume.

What are the benefits of Botox and fillers?

Receiving Botox, fillers, or both can help you achieve the following anti-aging benefits:

  • Fewer facial lines and wrinkles
  • Diminished vertical lip lines
  • Plumper lips
  • More voluminous facial contours
  • A younger-looking appearance
  • Improved facial symmetry

There’s no downtime associated with Botox and fillers, because there are no incisions or surgery. The procedure is fast and virtually painless, and you can resume a normal everyday routine right away after treatment.

What should I expect during treatment?

Prior to receiving cosmetic injectables at Malibu Medical Group, your doctor reviews your medical history and examines areas of your skin that bother you. They let you know which type of cosmetic injectable, if any, is right for you.

Your Malibu Medical Group practitioner can numb your skin prior to receiving injections, so you feel pressure but no pain during needle insertion. They inject fillers, such as Juvéderm® or Restylane® products, or Botox just beneath your skin at strategic areas.

What happens after Botox and filler injections?

After receiving dermal fillers, you may notice immediate results. Effects from Botox can take a few days to kick in, however. You might experience some temporary redness or swelling at each injection site. Apply ice to the affected area as needed for relief.

Results are long-lasting, but not permanent, so periodic follow-up treatments can help you maintain your results. Fillers can last 6-24 months, while Botox often lasts three to six months. To enhance the effects of cosmetic injectables, maintain a healthy weight, eat nutritious foods, get regular exercise, and avoid smoking.

Don’t let fine lines and other signs of aging make you look older than you feel. Schedule an appointment with Malibu Medical Group over the phone or online for a Botox and filler consultation today.