Botulinum toxin is a purified substance that's derived from bacteria.
Commonly known types of botulinum toxin type A injections include Botox
and Dysport and Xeomin. Injections of botulinum toxin blocks muscular nerve
signals, which then weakens the muscle so it can't contract. The end result is
diminished unwanted facial wrinkles. Results are temporary lasting from
three to six months. A medical history and consent to treat areas of concern
are thoroughly discussed prior to any injections. It is rare, but must be noted
that there are known cases of resistance to paralytic injectable ingredients.
Botulinum toxin can be used to help smooth:
Skin bands on the neck
Facial fillers are products such as collagen, hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyl apatite that
rejuvenate facial skin by reducing or eliminating wrinkles, raising scar depressions, enhancing lips and replacing soft-tissue volume loss through facial injections. With age our skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging. Exposure to sun and years of muscle movement (squinting, chewing, smiling) contribute to tissue breakdown of the skin.
Facial fillers are temporary to long lasting solutions administered through a few tiny facial injections on specific areas of the face. Various types of facial fillers are available; each is designed with one or several purposes, such as wrinkle reduction and lip augmentation. Facial fillers will volumize creases and folds in the face areas that have lost fat and collagen as we age. Hyaluronic acid is the natural filler substance in your body. The face starts to lack volume and appears aged and deeper naso-labial folds, unaesthetic marionette lines, a deeper mentalis fold, the lips start to thin, and turning down the corners of the lips. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are then injected extra-orally right underneath these folds to replace the volume lost which creates a younger look in the face. Dermal fillers commonly last from a few months up to a year and a half.