Common Questions about Cosmetic Injectables

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We provide a wide array of cosmetic injectables at the office of experienced aesthetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Miller. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about this practice area.

How is BOTOX® Cosmetic different from a dermal filler? BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport work by relaxing the muscular activity that causes the skin to fold. Dermal fillers smooth out wrinkles by replacing the lost volume that is causing the wrinkle. The two types of injectables work on different wrinkles and different areas of the face.

Can BOTOX® Cosmetic be combined with dermal fillers? Absolutely! Some of our patients choose a treatment plan that uses a combination of dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Is it true that dermal fillers accelerate the aging process? No. This myth seems to have gained traction, but injectables do not accelerate aging. It is true that if you let the effects of the injectables wear off without restoring them, then you will begin to notice the signs of aging creep back, and those signs of aging may look more pronounced than before or they may look similar. Injectables cannot stop the effects of gravity entirely, and they will not make your face age faster.

Will the results look natural? If a naturally rejuvenated look is what you want, those are the results we will provide! Our team tailors your injectable treatment to you. While some people want a more dramatic look, others want a subtle, natural appearance. In our experienced hands, injectables provide the appearance you expect.

How long do they last, and how often will I have to have injections? It depends on the specific injectable. The effect may last for several months and up to 2 years. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport last 3-4 months, while some of the injectables can last a year or longer. We’ll discuss the longevity of each during your consultation.

Schedule an Injectables Appointment

To learn more about the injectables and dermal fillers at our practice in Huntington Beach, please call our team at 714-379-9777. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Miller will help you plan a treatment that will achieve your goals with beautiful, flattering results.


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