Why is that fillers come or at least those who make it suggest different needles for different depths or types of injection? as in suggesting 30g needles, or 29 or 27, etc.? What is the reason to change needles? Is it necessary, a preference or...? Just curious.
Also curious, two units of botox can get a relaxing effect? My friend looking for a doc (the one I have been accompanying) finally decided to go to the same one I go (the one very careful about opening the product there, etc. etc.) and I am relieved. Only, she told me that the doc suggested for very very faint lines she has two units of botox. Did she understand well? Aren't two units too little to get any relaxing effect? Maybe not, but I have never heard of such a low dose. Does that work at all for some particular cases? or did my friend understand something wrong?
Hugs and...when will you and your staff visit South America? :) I can't wait to meet you! or to be your touristic guide or translator in some place You must be a cool gang to hang out with.
Tell Donna her makeover was fantastic (we have the same original face type) looks amazing!!! congrats to you both!
the reason to change needles is the size of the particles in the product. the bigger the number of the needle, the smaller the size. a bit counterintuitive. since botox is diluted with saline you can use something very small. i use a crazy 32G, which is tiny. for restylane and juvederm ultra, i use a short 30G if i am doing lines. o/w i use a 1.2mm cannula. for perlane, juvederm ultra plus, and radiesse which are much thicker and harder to inject i use a 27G. for silikon 1000 i use a 25G because it is tremendously viscous.
sorry, i forgot to answer the question about botox. that is a miniscule dose. i tend not to use such a low dose to treat a stray wrinkle because it won't last long. i only use that dose in the setting of a larger area that i already treated and just need to do a touch up. my feeling is that if you just use such a low dose to treat a stray wrinkle in the setting of an untreated facial zone, the overall result will be too short lived. at least that is my opinion. best, sml
I asked my friend about the latter and she says that dose was suggested for her undereye area, in small close "dots" of 2 units of Botox from the crow's feet area to the inner eye, so to speak (without getting close to the nose, though).
Is that still a too small amount of Botox? at least I assume she would be safe in that it would not likely have adverse side effects, non?
Doctor, doesn't that sound like the type of approach I would need myself for my undereye area if I want botox for undereye wrinkles (I don't have -naturally- crow's feet)? Do you think the approach of that doc would work for my own undereye wrinkles?
(Then again, what would work best would be that you and your staff all moved to South America and so I would go there and see you all and have a blast getting to personally know you all!)
that dose is good for the "jellyroll" just below the eye but you need more at the same time around the outer crow's feet like 10 to 12 to 15 units to control the outer crow's feet. my opinion 2 units into the jellyroll itself will not do much and won't last since you are not controlling the entire muscle belly which controls the outer movement.
I called my friend to give her your opinion but gladly there is no problem, at least apparently: since she has some crowfeet, the doc will inject botox there, the 2 units thing apparently is what he told her for what you call the jelly roll area (my friend asked as I had told her to ask him what he would do, after reading your posts on botox on the undereye area ), at least she she understood that the 2 unit doses was the info the doc was giving her regarding the undereye area specifically, regardless of her getting botox in her crowfeet too and the glabella. That should work for her, right?
And so, when I will get botox myself, even if I don't have crowsfeet, I know now that I should get some higher dose of botox (well, the normal one) for crowsfeet, and a small dose, maybe like my friend's, on the jelly roll area only. Or else only in the jelly roll area, it won't be enough nor last enough.