Botox is used to cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the muscle, it is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment. Botox freezes muscle movement by blocking neurotransmitters and this effect lasts for 4-6 months – this means you will need top-ups a few times a year if you wish to maintain your line-free look. Once you’ve had Botox injected, the effects on the muscles usually become apparent within a few hours, with the main effects appearing after about a week.
Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, it is found in a natural environment where it is pretty much inactive and non-toxic. It is a very safe treatment. Side effects are minimal. Some may experience light bruising or redness around the area of injection. Although this shouldn’t last very long.
Dermal fillers are a soft tissue filler injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body. Some people may need more than one injection to achieve the wrinkle- smoothing effect. The effect lasts for about six months or longer. Fillers can be used for multiple facial corrections, including;
Adding volume and smoothing out the deep creases that run from the nose to the mouth
(called nasolabial folds or laugh lines).
Plumping thin lips and smoothing out vertical lines around the edges of the lips.
Filling out cheeks to enhance their shape, often restoring youthfulness.
Filling out depressions (hollows) under the eye area.
Making indented scars from acne or chicken pox more even with surrounding skin.
Increasing volume to fill out gauntness in the lower cheek or temple area, which most often occurs due to fat pads shifting beneath the surface of the skin.
Dermal fillers are a naturally-derived material that is directly injected into the skin with the purpose of plumping that area to the point where the wrinkle, depression, or fold is gone. Many people elect to get both Botox and dermal fillers—the combination can produce a remarkably younger-looking face.