Barber Surgeon’s Guild is proud to offer the most advanced clinical grooming procedures available on the market today. Some of the most popular treatments include botox, fillers, PRP and microneedling. While you should always book a consultation with a qualified and licensed physician when considering your options, learning more about what each option entails can help you know which questions to ask as you decide if Botox is right for you.
“Botox and Fillers are different. Botox is the brand name of purified botulism toxin type A. Dysport is another example of such. They belong to a group of injectables called Toxins and their function is to relax muscles in certain areas to prevent wrinkles. Fillers on the other hand are injected into soft tissue to volumize. Examples are Restylane and Juvaderm. They work to fill deep lines, troughs and grooves.” – Dr. Justin Rome
While the word, “toxin” may sound intimidating at first, these chemicals actually operate as local acting muscle relaxers, temporarily blocking the neurotransmitters that signal the muscles to contract which over time add to the appearance of wrinkles. One of the first approved applications of botox were to help spastic muscles relax, and the as the anti-aging benefits were noticed around injection sites, the cosmetic use of botox began.
“I look at the dynamic motion of facial expressions and see where muscles are overacting that are causing wrinkling and treat those areas.” – Dr. Justin Rome
The first few times a patient uses botox they will often need 3-4 months between treatments to maintain results. However as the body adjusts to the treatment, length of time between appointments may extend to 5-6 months.
While there are very few potential adverse effects of botox, the effects of the injection will last approximately 120 days. Be sure to communicate with your dermatologist or physician the desired results of this cosmetic intervention as all advanced medical grooming services do have a lasting effect.
What should you look for in a doctor who administers Botox?
“Someone who is well trained and versed in cosmetic injectables and remains active in the medical community- a member of pertinent associations to be sure they have the most recent research and practices. Additionally, having done thousands of treatments, a deep understanding of the complex anatomy of all of the facial muscles and how they interact, and what doses to use at which depths make for a great Botox practioner.” – Dr. Justin Rome
Barber Surgeon’s Guild physicians work both practically and aesthetically in order to achieve a natural and time-transcendent look without making the face visibly stiff or immovable. There is rarely any swelling, bruising, or downtime required after a round of botox injections, and BSG offers area treatments as well as long term maintenance solutions if you are ready to put a pause on the clock.