VIP International Plastic Surgery Center in KOREA - Botox / Restylane

What is a filler procedure?

As you get older, you lose soft tissue, collagen, fat, and hyaluronic acid for a variety of reasons.
As a result, you will have wrinkles, folds and depressed areas. A filler injection is a cosmetic treatment that can address these problems without performing a surgery.

This procedure is popular in Korea because it takes a short time and allows the patient to return to her normal life.
There are various choices of fillers available depending on the area you want to address.
The right filler must be chosen in order to avoid any side effects. Thus, it is important to choose the right doctor. .

VIP International Cosmetic Surgery Center uses only safe and proven products that have been approved by the FDA and KFDA.

Why are repeated procedures necessary?

Fillers are biologically synthesized materials that dissolve gradually over time, which is why repeated procedures are necessary. Some people call for permanently lasting fillers, but their faces may change over time due to external and internal factors (aging, personal and, therefore, the balance of the face needs to be maintained at each point of time.

If one area stays intact while others change, it will ruin the facial balance. Therefore, a repeated procedure (every two to three years) is ideal.

Advantages of the filler procedure
A few bruises, not painful, not much swelling
The procedure takes around 10 minutes.
The filler does not feel solid.
You can choose the shape and fine-tuning is possible.
You are allowed to wash your face or put makeup on immediately.
Reactions and notes after the procedure

A tiny red blush can show up on the area of application, but will disappear within 24 to 48 hours.
A bruise often appears, but this will also disappear in 2 to 3 days. The area of injection may protrude a little, which will be gone in 2 to 3 days. Avoid touching the area for about 6 hours after the procedure.

Method of application for each area
Reactions and notes after the procedure

A tiny red blush can show up on the area of application, but will disappear within 24 to 48 hours. A bruise often appears,
but this will also disappear in 2 to 3 days.
The area of injection may protrude a little, which will be gone in 2 to 3 days. Avoid touching the area for about 6 hours after the procedure.

Cheek flesh/Cheekbone
As you get older, your skin gets thinner, and your cheeks are often sucked in. Such cheeks make you look older. A filler with the largest gel particles should be used for this case. VIP International Plastic Surgery Center uses Sub-Q, the one with the biggest particles among Restylane products. This product is used to heighten the nose or to fill the sucked-in cheeks. Its effect lasts for about 2 years.
Nasal bridge augmentation
This procedure is ideal for those who are too afraid to get a plastic surgery. A filler is used to augment the glabella and the entire nose naturally.
For those whose nasal tip is too wide or unnatural, it is advised to get a nasal tip surgery as well.
Lip surgery

Ideal lips have a ratio of 2:3 for the upper and the lower parts. Thin lips give an impression of lack of patience.
A filler can be used to create beautiful lips.
It can be applied to the upper or the lower lip to give it more volume or to make the lines more noticeable.


Wrinkle removal:
Forehead wrinkles that are formed when you are young are mostly caused by the excessive movement of your forehead when making expressions. Deep valleys on the skin can be softened by applying filler on the forehead.

Forehead surgery:
Asians have narrow and flat foreheads, and, therefore, their faces look flatter. The lines of the forehead, nose and jaw can be made more distinct by applying filler, giving you a softer and more elegant look. If the forehead is too narrow and plain, micro-autologous fat transplantation can produce more effective results.

Wrinkles between the eyebrows

These are the most common wrinkles that are formed when you make facial expressions. These three vertical lines can make you look older than you actually are. They can be addressed by applying Botox into the glabellar muscle. For deep wrinkles, filler can be more effective.


What is Botox?

This is a medication that addresses and prevents wrinkles caused by the movement of facial muscles by paralyzing them for a certain period of time. It is effective for every abnormal state of the body caused by excessive contraction of muscles.

Botulinum toxin was found from an accident when a man died of food poisoning after eating rotten canned food.
It acts on the point where the peripheral nerves meet the muscles and causes paralysis in the muscles. Regarded as a strong biological weapon for a long time, the botulinum toxin used to be applied to patients with facial paralysis. In 1987, a Canadian ophthalmologist happened to learn that the material has an effect of smoothing out wrinkles in the middle of the forehead while treating eyelid convulsion. Since then, Botox has been used for aesthetic purposes. Its scope of application has extended to include facial contour treatment and hyperhidrosis.

Different brand names for the botulinum toxin

There are two commercialized products associated with the botulinum toxin, which have been approved by the FDA. One is Botox, which was invented in the US, and the other is Dysport, which was invented in the UK. They are different in terms of biological activeness.
The former creates fewer antibodies than the latter, but has a shorter active duration.


Botox is a consistent treatment that is easy and effective for anyone. Four days after the botulinum toxin is injected into the muscles, the muscle fiber starts to contract and culminates on the 12th day. Around 42 days after the injection, the normal size will be restored.
The effect of Botox lasts three to six months on average, but sometimes over 9 months. This proves that Botox does not accumulate in the body and is thus safe.
For contours and wrinkles, an early start of the treatment can ensure a greater effect. It also prevents wrinkles by fixing the wrinkle-making movement of the face. Repeated injection may prolong the duration of the effect.

Our body has an ability to cure damage on its own – self-defense power. That is true for the nervous system.
The nervous system, once destructed by the botulinum toxin, starts to have new branches of nerves, and after three to six months, restores its original state. Repeated injections can eliminate such ability of the nervous system, making it unnecessary after a while.
Dynamic wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles are formed as you use the facial muscles, and as a result, the skin surrounding the muscles is folded frequently.
Botox, which paralyzes the muscles of facial expression to remove the wrinkles, can only be used to address wrinkles caused by the repeated movement of the muscles. They include forehead wrinkles, wrinkles between the eyebrows, perioral wrinkles, periorbital wrinkles and neck wrinkles.

This procedure does not leave noticeable scars or interrupt daily life, making it ideal for women as well as men who do not have much time to recover. VIP International Plastic Surgery offers a procedure that uses laser skin rejuvenation (Proxell-Xena2) and Botox simultaneously.

Forehead wrinkles
Wrinkles can be effectively removed with a small amount of Botox. These wrinkles are formed when you frown because you use the corrugator muscle and procerus. When Botox is injected, the muscles get weak or paralyzed to smooth out the wrinkles.

Glabellar frown lines
Wrinkles located between the nose and the forehead, looking like three vertical lines in parallel, make you appear unhappy.
These also cause the eyebrows to look droopy. Botox can produce results similar to an eyebrow lift effect.

Periorbital wrinkles
Wrinkles form around the eyes cannot be addressed by laser procedure. They can be improved only by Botox.
Nose wrinkles
Wrinkles between the eyes and on the nose can make you look cute, but, if they are more than adequate, they make
you look older than you are.
Perioral wrinkles
These are formed when the skin around the mouth is thin. Vertical wrinkles can be addressed more effectively when Botox is applied in combination with fillers. Restylane is applied to deep wrinkles, followed by a Botox injection.
Botox is also effective for both horizontal and vertical neck wrinkles.
Square jaw

Botox can be effective for those who have faces that look bigger due to developed muscles or angled face.
When it comes to square jaws, Botox procedure is not about smoothing out wrinkles but about reducing the size of the muscles in the face. Botox is especially effective when the muscles of mastication are excessively big.

Excessively well-developed muscles of mastication cause you to clench your teeth firmly or to chew on one side, making the jaw appear angular.
This is because the muscles of mastication that are used for chewing food and the salivary glands on that side grow big. In this case, instead of resecting the jaw, the excessively developed muscles can be depressed to make the jawline curvy.

Square jaws that have been formed due to the excessively developed muscles of mastication can be addressed by injecting Botox into the muscles to reduce the thickness gradually.
It takes three to six months for the muscles to resume their original state, thus requiring repeated application every six to twelve months to stay in shape. <;br />

If you can touch the muscles protruding under the ear when you clench your molars, and if the muscles disappear
when you release strength from the molars, you can benefit from Botox injection. Botox is helpful for those who
Have protruding jaws due to excessively developed muscles of mastication
Have too much fat on the cheeks
Have a big face and want to reduce facial size, but do not have a protruding jawbone
Do not benefit from jawbone resection
Want to reduce the muscles of mastication after jawbone resection
Want to address their square jaws by other means than operation, or
Do not want to get an operation due to money or time related reasons.
Effects and side effects

Botox procedure involves only injection and thus does not require recovery time. Effects start to show up three to eight weeks after the application.
The muscles of mastication can return to their original shape six to twelve months later, but even at that time, the muscles stay reduced in size for some time. The clenching power can be weak for about a month after the application, but it gets better soon. It is necessary to abstain from hard food or chewing gum. The depressed muscles can last for six to eight months. Additional application of Botox one to two months prior to the muscles’ returning to the original state can prolong the effective period.

Side effects

Botox has few side effects except for pain in the area of injection and temporary ones due to injection. The pain
in the injection area is thought to be caused by the muscles around the paralyzed one pulling it.

Some patients often complain of headache or dizziness, but they are temporary and will disappear within two to three days.
Unnatural expressions that often appear after the procedure will disappear within a month. In some cases, too much dossier or invasion into the blood vessel can cause weakness in the whole body or flu-like symptoms. These can happen when
the dossier exceeds 300 units. Please refer to your doctor.

Sometimes edema takes place around the eyes after the injection of Botox. This is caused by the flow of lymphatic fluid, which is adequately controlled before the injection, but slows down after it, producing localized pain.


The contraindications of the botulinum toxin include myasthenia gravis, motor neuron diseases and pregnancy.
Those who use aminoglycoside antibiotics or anticoagulation drugs should also avoid the botulinum toxin.
Because the botulinum toxin acts on the neuromuscular junction, those who have problems with the junction will have a higher change of side effects. Myasthenia gravis is a disease that causes the patient to lose his/her strength when he using muscles.

Aminoglycoside antibiotics act on the neuromuscular junction. Although the botulinum toxin acts locally, it can still cause side effects on the entire body.
Pregnant women, though not scientifically proven, had better avoid using Botox. Those who bleed frequently or use anticoagulation drugs also need to avoid Botox.