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Botox and fillers are two popular treatments for facial rejuvenation, often used to address different aspects of aging and facial appearance.


  • Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes muscles, typically used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by muscle movement.
  • It’s commonly used to treat dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that appear when you make facial expressions like smiling or frowning.
  • Botox injections are most frequently used in areas such as the forehead, between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), and around the eyes (crow’s feet).
  • The effects of Botox typically last for several months, after which the muscles gradually regain movement, and the wrinkles may reappear.

Botox is a relatively quick and minimally invasive treatment that can be performed in just one office visit. The timeline for observing the effects of Botox injections may vary slightly from person to person. Generally, results are noticeable within a few days to a week after treatment. Here is a typical timeline to consider:

  1. Initial Effects – Some individuals may begin to see subtle changes in their appearance within 24 to 48 hours post-Botox injections. However, these initial effects are often subtle and may not be immediately noticeable to others.
  2. Peak Results – The full impact of Botox treatment typically manifests within 7 to 10 days. At this stage, the injected muscles have had time to relax, leading to smoother, less wrinkled skin in the treated areas.
  3. Optimal Results – Around two weeks after the treatment, most people achieve their best results from Botox injections. Treated areas should appear smoother, more youthful, with reduced wrinkles and lines.
  4. Duration of Results – Botox effects generally last for 3 to 4 months, though this can vary based on factors like dosage, metabolism, and treated muscles. As time passes, the effects gradually diminish as the muscles regain their ability to contract.

To sustain the desired effects, individuals typically require repeat treatments every few months.

Dermal Fillers

  • Dermal fillers are injectable substances that add volume to areas of the face that have lost volume due to aging or other factors.
  • They can be used to fill in wrinkles and fine lines, plump up lips, enhance shallow contours, and improve the appearance of scars.
  • Common filler substances include hyaluronic acid, collagen, and calcium hydroxylapatite, among others.

Like Botox, dermal fillers offer a non-surgical alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures like facelifts. They are minimally invasive and typically require little to no downtime, making them a convenient option for individuals seeking facial rejuvenation without undergoing surgery.
The timeline for observing outcomes from dermal filler injections can vary based on factors like the type of filler, the treated area, individual metabolism, and the degree of correction needed. Normally, immediate results are seen post-procedure, followed by further enhancements in the days and weeks ahead. Here’s a general timeline to expect:

  1. Immediate Results – Right after the injection, you’ll notice a visible change in the treated area due to the filler adding volume, resulting in immediate plumping and smoothing effects.
  2. Initial Swelling – Swelling and potential bruising at the injection sites are typical, which might temporarily mask the final outcome. This swelling usually diminishes within a few days.
  3. Final Results – Around 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure, any initial swelling and bruising should fade, revealing the final outcomes. By this point, the filler has settled, providing a clearer view of the improvement in the treated area.
  4. Touch-Up Sessions – Depending on your objectives and the filler type, you may consider a touch-up session for further refinement, typically after the initial swelling has reduced and the filler has integrated with your tissues, usually around 2 weeks post-treatment.
  5. Longevity – The duration of results varies, with hyaluronic acid fillers lasting from 6 months to 2 years or more, while other fillers may vary in longevity based on factors like metabolism and filler type.

For optimal results, a consultation with a qualified medical professional such as Dr. Wise is crucial to creating a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your desired goals. Fill out the contact form below to schedule your complimentary consultation today or call (973) 305-1400.

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