Botox or Dermal Fillers? Which Do I Need?

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are interested in getting more beautiful, younger looking skin, then you have probably heard of cosmetic botox. The Botox industry is a big one, with more than 6 million of these minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2012, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Many patients are often left confused with all the conflicting information. Which cosmetic procedure should they get? Botox or facial fillers? Botox What is it? Botox, also known as Botulin toxin type A, is a medical drug derived from a toxin of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is frequently used in small doses by physicians to treat a number of medical conditions including excessively sweaty armpits, involuntary blinking, misaligned eyes, and chronic migraines. However, most people know this toxin due to its use in improving one’s facial appearance.  What does it do? The toxin in cosmetic botox works as a temporary paralyzing agent to inhibit certain muscles or block specific nerves from moving. The act of limiting facial motion smooths wrinkles and makes the skin more aesthetically appealing. Effects can last anywhere from three months to a year. When should you get it? Botox treatments are given by injections for dynamic wrinkles like those on the forehead. It helps remove undesirable problem signs of aging such as crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles. Dermal Fillers What is it? Dermal fillers are the second most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure based on data from the ASPS.  Also known as soft tissue fillers, this procedure consists of a certain type of material injected beneath the dermis of the skin. What does it do? Soft tissue dermal fillers are used to plump out the skin and enhance the shape of the face. Since the aging process, naturally makes the volume and shape of the facial features decrease, fillers enable these areas to regain a more youthful appearance. Effects can last anywhere between six months up to two years depending on the material injected and the area being treated. When should you get it?  Dermal fillers are optimal for static wrinkles like smile lines. This procedure fills so the usefulness is best in areas that are sunken or depressed such as under eye circles. Fillers can also be used to plump the lips or cheeks. In short, cosmetic botox is ideal for individuals with dynamic wrinkles and is a temporary solution. Facial fillers are also a temporary solution but more useful in cases when the skin is depressed and needs more volume. For more information, talk to a professional like The Vein Treatment Centre...

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