The word “Botox” is familiar to anyone who takes care of their appearances, men and women equally. Botox is a medicine produced by company called Allegran Canada. This medicine consists of hygienic and weakened Botulinum Toxin A. In Cosmetology, Botox is used to eliminate facial wrinkles which are caused by active movement of facial muscles. Whenever the skin stops to unfold completely from the active facial muscle movement wrinkles start to occur. The most common place for wrinkles is the upper part of the face which is: forehead, between the eyebrows and at the corner of eyes.
– It is recommended to stop using any antibiotics that prevent blood clotting three days prior treatment,
– It is recommended to avoid alcohol one day before treatment.
– Avoid any physical activity such as sport exercise.
On average after the first procedure the effects lasts for 4-6 months, however after that, Botox loses its effect on muscles and the skin stops to unfold completely which results in wrinkles to start occurring again. That is why for maintaining the skin young and smooth Botox treatment is recommended every 6 months.
Injectable dermal fillers are used to treat the entire face creating a more youthful look. The main symptoms treated with dermal fillers are the following:
– Smooth out lines and wrinkles
– Restore/add volume
– Shape and contour facial features
– Hydrate the skin
Dermal fillers utilizes the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid (HA) available in addition to the rejuvenating properties of non cross-linked HA.
HA is a natrually occurring sugar found in the body. It is a key component of the skin’s ability to retain water and therefore stay moisturized. The absorption of water creates volume and elasticity. As the skin ages, the body’s ability to produce HA is reduced causing loss of volume and wrinkles to develop.
In younger skin, cells are renewed very quickly, but this process slows down significantly as the body ages. By slowing down, the skin has less HA, collagen and elastin to support it causing the skin to thin. Combined with external elements such as sun exposure, diet, stress etc. the skin loses volume, sags and develops lines and winkles. Repetitive movement as well as gravity can also contribute to the look of aging skin.
Dermal fillers are used to temporarily add HA to the skin, restoring volume and filling in lines and wrinkles. The gels integrate naturally into the tissue and allow vital nutrients such as oxygen and hormones to continue to pass through the skin. After time, the HA will be naturally broken down and absorbed by the body.