Fillers and Botox
What is Botox?
Botox is basically a purified version of botulinum toxin which is caused due to bacteria. They are available in huge quantities, but a small amount of Botox is being used for correcting wrinkles. It helps in blocking the nerve signals in the muscles where the doctor injects. After injecting it, the signals of the nerve are being stopped and the affected part will remain numb for a certain point of time. Then a certain part of the muscles is being operated for softening the skin or reducing the wrinkles.
How do Botox works?
Botox corrects the wrinkles that occur due to the muscle movement. These are called dynamic wrinkles or expression lines. One of the most common types of wrinkles which botox can effectively correct is the lines present in the upper part of the face. However, the treatment will not work on the fine lines or the wrinkles that are caused due to skin sagging. It is also not a permanent treatment, you need to go for repeated treatments for continuing the wrinkle-reducing procedure.
What are the side effects of Botox?
The following are the side effects of Botox:
- Weakness near the muscles.
- Dryness in the mouth
- Problems in swallowing
What are fillers?
Fillers are such substances that are made for injecting in the surface of the skin for adding fullness or volume. Some of the substances that are used in the fillers are Hyaluronic acid, Calcium hydroxylapatite, Polyalkylimide, Polylactic acid, and Polymethyl methacrylate. All these substances are used for treating various signs of aging.
What do fillers treat?
Each type of filler is made for each problem. The following are the functions of the fillers:
- Plump up the lips
- Enhance the shallow parts of the face.
- Diminish the wrinkles under the eyes
- Soften out the scars
- Maintain the skin elasticity
What are the risks of fillers?
The following are the common side effects of fillers:
- Skin rashes
- Skin damage in the infected area.
- Vision problems
- Damage of skin cells due to blood loss
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