What is Botox and how does it work?
Botox is one of the many trade names for the neurotoxic protein called botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In large doses, the protein causes botulism, a rare paralytic illness often linked to food poisoning. These procedures use a small amount of diluted botulinum toxin that enables controlled weakening of muscles.
Botox used for cosmetic medical procedures
This method is used is used for removing facial wrinkles, lines that emerge on the face as the result of aging, forehead lines, lines that appear around the eyes as the result of continual contraction over a period of time, dynamic lines that mostly appear between the two eyebrows which commonly are known as eyebrow frown lines.
This procedure is used for removing facial wrinkles, lines that emerge on the face as the result of aging, forehead lines, lines that appear around the eyes as the result of continual contraction over a period of time, dynamic lines that mostly appear between the two eyebrows which commonly are known as eyebrow frown lines. It is also used for treatment of underarm, palms and feet hyperhidrosiss or complications resulting from the contraction of facial muscles, facial nerve paralysis secondary or stroke.
Can all types of facial wrinkles be removed using Botox?
Botox is not effective on any skin wrinkle. For example, skin wrinkles caused by chronic sun exposure or the effect of gravity cannot be removed using Botox injection. It is recommended that before you decide to Botox injections, please consult with your physician. Please consult with your physician before you decide to Botox injections.
How is Botox injection? How many days it takes to see the effects?
Botox takes only a few minutes and does not require an anesthetic injection. Very fine needles are used for Botox injections into the muscles that minimize pain and discomfort. Usually it takes 3 to 7 days for Botox to show its effects.
What are points that should be considered before injection?
If patients for any reason are using anti-inflammatory and pain medication, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, Mefenamic acid and indomethacin, they should consult their doctor to discontinue the consumption two weeks before Botox injections.
How long do the effects of Botox injections last?
Botox effects usually will be shown in 4 to 6 months after the injection and muscles will gradually recover their contraction capability. This means the reappearance of face wrinkles if Botox injection in the face be performed in several times and reasonable intervals.
What are the side effects of Botox injections?
The most common side effect observed after Botox injection is a subcutaneous hematoma. This is temporary and will be removed. In rare cases, in 24 to 48 hours after injection, the patient may have a headache, and in some cases, drooping eyelids may occur. This event is usually temporary and will disappear after three weeks. Drooping eyelid is usually because of medicine injected under the skin. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid rubbing the injection site 12 hours after injection. Try to stay in seating position and do not lie down.
Are there contraindications for Botox injections?
Botox injection is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation. Also, people with nervous system disorders should not use Botox. As a general rule, please consult your physician before using Botox injections.
What Are Facial Fillers?
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 injectionson 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. A qualified dental or medical professional can help you determine which facial injections and what injectable fillers treatments are right for you. Facial fillers will volumize creases and folds in the face in 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 with deeper nasolabial 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 asRestylane and Juvederm are then injected extraorally right underneath these folds to replace the volume lost which creates a younger look in the face. Dermal fillers can be used for high lip line cases, asymmetrical lips around the mouth, lip augmentation, and completing cosmetic dentistry cases by creating a beautiful, young-looking frame around the teeth
Here are some more well known of the best dermal fillers:
- Juvederm Facial Filler: Made of a hyaluronic acid gel, Juvederm is a naturally-occurring substance in the skin that contributes to volume and hydration. Juvederm is designed to temporarily correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm is made by Allergan, the same makers of Botox.
- Restylane Facial Filler: A non-animal, biodegradable gel composed of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is a soft tissue dermal filler that adds volume to the skin through tiny injections; smoothing facial folds and wrinkles in areas around the mouth and eyes.
In addition there are some lesser known dermal fillers:
- Collagen (Zyplast/ Zyderm): A soft-tissue dermal filler made from purified cow skin used to fill wrinkles, lines, and scars on the face. Collagen is a naturally-occurring protein that supports various parts of the body, including skin, tendons, and ligaments; it will eventually absorb into the body.
- Sculptra: An injectable made of synthetic polylactic acid contained in microspheres, Sculptra is the first FDA-approved injectable for the restoration of lost facial volume (correction of lipoatrophy) in people with HIV infection.
- Captique: Utilized for filling moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, is a soft tissue filler that adds volume to certain areas of the face; derived from non-animal-based hyaluronic acid.
- Hylaform: Fills moderate to severe wrinkles around the nose and mouth, Hylaform ® is a dermal filler that has been chemically modified from hyaluronic acid; designed to temporarily smooth the surface the skin.
- Radiesse: A synthetic dermal filler made of calcium hydroxyapatite is utilized for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. This injectable is a longer-lasting filler because the body forms collagen around the microspheres; adding bulk to the injected areas.