A Few Things to Remember About Botox and Dermal Fillers

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You can rely on various cosmetic procedures to minimize wrinkles and fine lines, especially when over-the-counter products and healthy lifestyle choices prove ineffective. Your dermatologist may recommend two leading minimally invasive cosmetic treatments: Botox and fillers Woodland Hills. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of Americans who go for botox and dermal fillers yearly stands at more than 4 million and 3 million, respectively.

Consequently, below are a few things to remember about these popular procedures for eliminating or reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Botox

Botox is made using a natural, purified protein or bacteria known as Botulinum Toxin Type A. The injection of Botox into an area of your skin, such as your face, can help relax muscles, leading to less pronounced fine lines and wrinkles. The FDA-approved treatment has been used for decades to treat frown lines and wrinkles above the eyebrows, adjacent to the eye area, and on the forehead.

The injection of small doses of Botox neurotoxin is extremely safe and blocks the nerve signals in your muscles. As a result, nerve signals are interrupted, temporarily leading to muscle relaxation. As your skin becomes more vibrant and smoother, fine lines and wrinkles become less prominent.

Botox injections are also increasingly used to treat various health issues and conditions such as crossed eyes, excessive sweating, chronic pain, migraines, overactive bladder, and excessive drooling in Parkinson’s disease (PD). For instance, drooling, the flow of excessive saliva out of the mouth, can lead to a wet pillow in the morning or embarrassment in social situations.

You can start seeing the desired results of Botox a few days after treatment. The effect of Botox treatment lasts between three to six months. Therefore, you need regular Botox treatment sessions to have long-lasting positive results.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers, also known as facial fillers, are substances that your dermatologist injects into the surface layer of the skin to enhance its volume and fullness. Some of the common ingredients that you may find in dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid and polylactic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is a slippery or gel-like substance that your body naturally creates; therefore, it is available throughout your body, including in your joints, skin, and eyes. The fluid helps your cells retain water and fluids to encourage the formation of plumper, healthy skin and also stretches and flexes the skin to reduce the appearance of your skin wrinkles and lines.

Dermal fillers can also make lips fuller, enhance shallow facial areas, and soften the appearance of recessed scars.

Like Botox injections, the effects of dermal are not long-lasting. The duration that dermal fillers work depends on various factors, including skin type, age, lifestyle choices, and the type of injectable dermal fillers you choose. For instance, hyaluronic acid fillers can last 6 to 12 or 18 months.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, dermal fillers are relatively more expensive than Botox.

Contact Prime Wellness today to schedule an appointment with a specialist in Botox and dermal fillers.

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