Age takes its toll on our body and face. Facial movements and external exposure impact the facial tissues causing facial lines to become deeper with age. Botox or filler injections can be used to reverse the aging signs and look youthful. These treatments prevent the facial muscles from contracting and relax wrinkles and undesirable lines.
Botox or Botulinum toxin type A paralyzes the relevant muscles temporarily. It is made of purified material derived from bacteria. The injection blocks nerve signals, weakening muscle and not letting them to contract. Botox helps to remove unwanted expression lines such as
- Frown lines
- Forehead furrows
- Crow’s feet
- Neck Bands
- Facial muscle contractions
- Excessive Blinking
- Masseteric Muscle Hypertrophy
Fillers are used to augment facial volume that is naturally lost with age causing unwanted lines to look more prominent. Heredity, Lifestyle They help soften the tissues lost over time and age. Doctor Sandhya will thoroughly examine the condition and suggest the filler accordingly. Fillers help to
- Soften facial creases
- Remove wrinkles, tear troughs and marinonetter lines
- Add volume on cheeks, lips, chin and jawline
Filler injections may require topical anesthesia and is a procedure of about 15-30 mins or more. Time and pain is subject to patient tolerance and the area to be treated. Filler effect lasts for 6-12 months. Permanent fillers are prone to long term side risks.
Botox or filler injections can be used on anyone, however, it is not recommended for pregnant ladies or nursing mothers and for people prone to allergies or having infection. Also, Botox injections may have serious side effects on people suffering from neurological disorders. Those above 70 years may not experience very effective results.
Botax and Fillers Procedure
Botox treatment is a very quick procedure of about 10-15mins and no anesthesia is required. It is not painful; some may experience pain similar to an ant bite. Results last for about 3-4 months. Large dose of botox may cause weakening of muscles leading to skin drooping or problems in eating and speaking.
The recovery time is short and the output can be seen within a week. There may be light bruises and tiny bumps after the treatment. Some may experience slight headache. In rare case, there may be redness or swelling at injection site.
Botax and Fillers Result
The result is a young and alluring look. Exposure of skin to such regular treatment prepares the muscle to relax and stimulate the production of collagen naturally, making the trouble spots look less deformed. Fillers can delay the need of facelift but cannot work to produce the same results.