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Botox and Fillers Skincare Treatment

Botox and Fillers skincare treatment refers to two very common types of medical cosmetic treatments that do not involve surgery and are minimally invasive.

What is Botox?

Botox is an in-patient medical cosmetic treatment administered through and injection by a doctor. There are more than 10 million Botox procedures performed in the United States annually, making this a very popular cosmetic treatment.

Botox comprises of a sterilized bacteria called botulinum toxin, which blocks nerve signals in the muscles of the face where it is normally injected. Currently, there are three neurotoxins that are available and have been approved by the FDA, Botox, Dysport and Xeomin.} Botox treatments have been shown to diminish the presence of lines and wrinkles which are caused by facial expressions as we age.

As a result of Botox treatment to the selected muscles in the face, a number of wrinkles can be reduced, softened or in some cases even removed. Botox cosmetic treatment is only effective on wrinkles that result from facial muscle movement, often referred to as expression lines and/or dynamic wrinkles.

What Are Fillers?

In relation to Botox treatments, medical fillers are typically referred to as dermal and/or soft tissue fillers. Dermal and/or soft tissue fillers are generally injected under the skin in order to add fullness and volume to the particular area that has become thin as a result of aging. Dermal and soft tissue filler treatments are most commonly performed around the mouth, cheeks and lips.

Dermal and soft tissue fillers are comprised of different substances. The main reason for the different substance in the fillers is for the treatment of various stages of aging as well as other cosmetic considerations.

Some of the types of fillers today used today include:

  • Calcium hydroxylapatite, which is similar to a mineral material present in bones.
  • Hyaluronic acid, which is contained in certain body tissues and fluids and is used for its plumping properties.
  • Polyalkylimide, a see-through gel.
  • Polylactic acid, a substance which encourages the production of collagen by the skin.

Each type of filler varies in how quick results are observed and/or how long the treatment will last.

Generally dermal and soft tissue filler are used to treat signs of aging such as:

  • Creating visible plumpness in thin lips.
  • Increase and/or fill in areas that are shallow in the face.
  • Lessen and/or take away wrinkles under the eyes which are produced by the lower eyelids.
  • Lighten and/or fill in the appearance of recessed scars.
  • Alleviate and/or lessen the appearance of static wrinkles in the lower part of the face.

According to a recent comprehensive study published in the Journal of the American Medicine Association, Botox, dermal and soft tissue filler treatments were found to be very safe with only a reported one percent minor side effects.