Botox and fillers are cosmetic treatments given through injections. They are slightly invasive and they do not include surgery. They minimize wrinkles, fill undesirable folds, or augment structures, like your cheekbones or lips that lost volume.
Botox corrects dynamic wrinkles, like lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. It blocks the nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected. The Botox interrupts the nerve signals, thus the affected muscles are temporarily frozen or paralyzed. If the selected muscles in the face do not move, certain wrinkles will reduce, soften, or even remove. The entire treatment takes 10 minutes and minimal discomfort is felt. The results are visible, but the facial appearance will not drastically change. The muscle activity that caused frown lines between the brows is temporarily diminished, thus you can still look surprised or frown.
Botox only works on the dynamic wrinkles, caused by muscle movement. Botox can treat lines on the forehead and on the upper face, and crow’s feet around the eyes. These lines are made by frowning, smiling, squinting, and other facial expressions. You will notice the results within 1-2 days. The appearance of your frown lines between the brows will soften and the area can resume improving for up to a month. This muscle-relaxing effect can last up to four months. Regular treatments are required for the constant wrinkle-diminishing effect.
Filler changes the facial profile to a more youthful one. The injection of filler fills in deep folds, and pad out hollow eyes and cheeks and create fuller lips. The fillers are substances created to be injected underneath the skin’s surface to put in fullness and volume. Some fillers last six months whereas others up to two years or longer.
Different types of fillers are created to treat variable signs of aging. Depending on the filler, they can correct:
Botox and fillers are increasingly popular for treating expression lines and wrinkles. You can look at them as “preventative” injections that will make you feel more beautiful and confident.