Anti-Aging Injections Fillers BOTOX

Anti-aging injections which are also popular by the name of anti-wrinkle injections and fillers are two of the most common treatments used by people to prevent the signs of aging. Given below are some basic facts about the two.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

These injections, which mostly contain the toxin, prove helpful in relaxing the muscles and avoid the creasing of skin that is a major cause of wrinkles. Not many people know all anti-wrinkle injections are prescription drugs and should be applied only by a qualified medical practitioner to avoid any risks and complications. The effect of an anti-wrinkle injection lasts for3-4 months and can cause temporary side effects such as drooping of eyelids, headache, redness and swelling at the bruising site and numbness and nausea.

Fillers

The fillers help in changing the facial profile of the patients to make it look younger. The ingredients of fillers fill in deep folds under the skin, including the nasolabial folds besides helping to create fuller lips, cheeks and eyes. Initially, collagen was the main ingredient of filler injections, but it has now been replaced by hyaluronic acid. The effects of fillers last for anywhere between six and twelve months. Injecting fillers might cause temporary side effects like bruising, infection and allergic reactions while fillers can lead to more complicated and long-term side-effects.

BOTOX

Botox Cosmetic, most commonly known as Botox, is the brand name for onobotulinica toxinA. Of the eight serotypes of purified botulinum toxin, Botox was the first of this new class of medications. Despite urban myth, it is impossible to get botulism (the disease caused by the bacteria) from Botox as it is NOT the bacteria itself. Dysport, Puretox and Xeomen are other examples of Type A serotypes.

Botox has been approved for cosmetic use in the US since 2002. Botox works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscle, which temporarily relaxes that muscle. By relaxing the muscles that create expressions, you are left with smoother skin that is less wrinkled. Botox can take up to two weeks to completely take effect but typically starts working within the first few days. While it varies from patient to patient, Botox is clinically indicated to last for up to four months. Amazingly, if you decide to discontinue using Botox, the muscles return to their pre-treatment state, it is as if no treatment was ever rendered. You are literally freezing time when using Botox.

The Benefits

Patients love Botox! After their first treatment, they are able to see the softening effect of the product. The vast majority come back on a regular basis to maintain the beautiful results. Botox should not result in a frozen or static look. To the contrary, Botox should offer a soft, natural look by smoothing out wrinkles. This botox treatments are ideal for younger patients, both male and female, whose skin is just starting to age, as well as older patients who notice fine lines and want to prevent potential wrinkles before they start.

What areas can be treated with Botox?

The Glabella, or “11’s”, is the double lines that form between the eyebrows. This area is the most commonly treated area with Botox. Men typically require more units than women in this area and every patient’s dosage varies depending upon the different strength and sizes of these muscles. The “crow’s feet”, the fine lines next to the eyes and the horizontal lines on the forehead are the two other most commonly treated areas with Botox. Botox can also be used to elevate the brows as well as slightly turn up the corners of the mouth. It can also reduce the appearance of vertical lip lines, minimize the “bunny lines” of the nose, slightly taper the jaw line, relax the bands along the neckline, and stop excessive sweating of the hands, feet, and underarms known as Hyperhydrosis.