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Satisfy Some of your Curiosities

As you reflect on family photos, you may be surprised to see that the signs of aging are showing where they haven’t before – crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes, frown lines between your brows and deep folds around your mouth. You look years older than you feel, which is no way to start the day.

Botox® and dermal fillers provide a non-invasive, effective way to smooth the lines, wrinkles and folds that have appeared without your permission, as well as restore volume and fullness to your skin for a more youthful appearance. Dr. Caron often has patients ask about differences between Botox® and dermal fillers, as well as what can be expected from each procedure. We’ve listed the most frequently asked questions below to help you decide which treatment is right for you.

  • What Is The Difference Between Botox® And Dermal Fillers?
    Though both treatments work to smooth wrinkles and lines, Botox® and dermal fillers go about their jobs differently. Dermal fillers, which are made of a hyaluronic acid gel, are used to plump wrinkles, folds, and facial features that have lost volume due to aging. Botox®, on the other hand, involves injecting purified botulinum toxin into facial muscles to prevent them from being able to contract. When a muscle can’t contract, it can’t pull on the overlying skin and cause wrinkles. Botox® helps wrinkles to relax and soften.
  • Will I Look Like I’ve Had Work Done?
    That depends on how aggressive you want your treatment to be. Dr. Caron can create a dramatic rejuvenation or a subtle enhancement to your natural appearance, whereby your friends and family will comment on how refreshed and relaxed you look. The choice is yours!
  • Do Botox® And Dermal Filler Treatments Hurt?
    Dr. Caron does her very best to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. Most patients report that Botox® and dermal filler treatments feel like a pinch. If your pain threshold is low, a numbing cream applied to the treatment area before your procedure can alleviate needle stick pain. Almost all dermal fillers, like Teosyal Ultradeep contain lidocaine within the injection to help minimize discomfort.
  • Is There Any Downtime Following A Botox® Or Dermal Filler Treatment?
    Botox® has zero downtime and patients can resume their normal activities immediately following treatment. Depending on the area treated, dermal fillers may cause some mild bruising or swelling. These symptoms typically resolve in a week or less.
  • When Will I See Results?
    With Botox®, most patients start to notice a difference in their appearance within 24 to 48 hours with results lasting up to four months. With dermal fillers, the results are immediate and long lasting. Depending on the type of filler you receive, the effects can last anywhere from six months to 24 months.
  • What is Dr. Caron's approach to micro needling?
    Dr. Caron uses one of the most effective devices on the market. The Collagen PIN is made in the United States and is the strongest device available, as such it provides dramatic results previously only attainable from painful lasers. It is the only device that offers 36 needle cartridges, that can penetrates up to 3mm. It is powered to deliver 14,000 RPM (which creates 8228 micro injuries per second, compared to only 1600 in competing devices).
  • How does micro needling work and who does it work on?
    The Collagin P.I.N has 36 sterile needles that create tens of thousands of micro-channels of tissue damage which results in the creation of new collagen from the inside out. Unlike lasers which often cant be used on darker skin tones, micro needling can be use on all skin types.
  • What can you expect from micro needling?
    Rejuvenated, more youthful glowing skin! It helps reduce wrinkles, melasma (pigment), large pores, acne and surgical scars. It enables your body to create collagen . Its an effective, safe, and affordable option to aggressive lasers, with minimal downtime. Patients often benefit from 3 treatments over 3 months and see results as early as 2 weeks after a treatment.
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