Botox & Fillers Specialist

Medical Aesthetics

Functional, Regenerative, & Aesthetic Medicine located in Tacoma, WA

Turning back the clock and restoring a youthful face is easy with BotoxⓇ and dermal fillers. These injectable treatments can help you erase imperfections and improve volume and elasticity in your skin. To see how Botox and fillers can transform your look, contact licensed esthetician Elina Miranda at Medical Aesthetics in Tacoma, Washington. With a wide range of treatments for men and women, they offer personalized consultations to help you achieve your best face and body. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

Botox & Fillers Q & A

Medical Aesthetics

What is Botox?

Botox is a substance made from botulinum toxin that helps to weaken muscles and relax wrinkles. When injected into the face, Botox helps to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, including frown or worry lines, crow’s feet, and lines on the neck.

Botox is widely used by aesthetic specialists to help patients achieve smooth, more youthful faces. While Botox results are temporary, they can last 3-6 months.

What are fillers?

Fillers can achieve similar results as Botox, but they act differently in the skin. They help to plump up your face by augmenting collagen or providing additional structure to your skin.

While Botox inhibits muscle activity, fillers “fill in” areas of the skin that are sagging, wrinkled, or sunken. They usually contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid or minerals that are naturally found in your body.

At Medical Aesthetics, you can choose from a variety of fillers, including:

  • RadiesseⓇ: eliminates wrinkles, scars, and creases in the skin
  • RestylaneⓇ: a clear gel that smooths out wrinkles and can sculpt the lips
  • LatisseⓇ: a topical product that helps to promote eyelash growth

What happens during my Botox or filler appointment?

First, your esthetician meets with you to discuss your goals for treatment. She performs a skin assessment to determine which cosmetic enhancement is going to deliver the best results.

With Botox, Radiesse, or Restylane treatments, she cleans and prepares your skin. Then, she gently injects the solution into your problem areas, lightly massaging the skin to distribute the product evenly. She can treat multiple areas in one session.

With Latisse, you apply the solution to your eyelash area at home over a period of several weeks. Your physician monitors your eyelash growth to determine when it’s best to stop treatment.

Since Botox and fillers are a fast and virtually pain-free procedure, you can get back to your daily activities right away.

What are the benefits of Botox and fillers?

Even people who take great care of their skin can’t avoid the effects of aging. Some people aren’t ready for more invasive cosmetic procedures, and this is where Botox and fillers can offer an excellent alternative. Results are nearly immediate, and they improve over time with maintenance treatments and good skin care habits.

Whether you need a quick beauty boost or want a long-term solution to wrinkles, fine lines, or sagging skin, Botox and fillers can improve your look dramatically.

To schedule a personalized skin care consultation, call or book an appointment online.