Our face is the first thing anyone notices about us. As we age most people strive to maintain their youthful look. This is where Botox and Dermal Fillers work wonders. Whenever we meet someone new, the first thing they observe about us is the way our faces look and the facial expressions we use. And so, it’s all the more important for us to look after our face and skin as we age. Botox and filler treatments are fast gaining popularity around the world. High success rates and advancement in technology have vastly improved the results people have experienced with Botox treatments.
But to have spotless, wrinkle free skin it’s important to know which treatment is right for you. Before you look for Botox or Filler treatments in the Boston, MA or Providence, RI area, make sure you go through this post for everything you need to know about injectable treatments.
What is Botox?
Botox is a drug with the scientific name – bacterium clostridium botulinum. Usually found in the gills of fish and certain organs of crab, the botox drug is harmful to human beings when consumed. However, when botox is administered to human beings in extremely small quantities – in a controlled clinical environment, it has proven to be a useful therapeutic drug.
Uses of Botox
Predominantly, Botox is used as a toxin to help reduce wrinkles and fine lines in the human skin. But apart from cosmetic surgery the botulinum toxin has a variety of medical uses like:
- Treatment of eyelid spasm.
- To cure neck and shoulder spasms.
- Chronic migraine.
- Eye squint.
The FDA approved botox for wrinkles years ago. Additional approvals for Botox can now treat a number of additional conditions including migraines, eyelid spasms, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and excessive neck pain.
After diluting the toxin with saline, it is injected directly into the neuromuscular tissue. The toxin effects the nerve endings in the muscles and prevents contraction of the tissue. This results in a smoother, wrinkle free look. There are no longer term side effects of botox treatments.
What are Dermal Fillers?
A Dermal Filler is a gel like substance, unlike botox which is a liquid substance, which involves a simple injection of Hyaluronic Acid or (HA) into the skin fold or depressed area. HA is a naturally occurring product in our skin but as we age, our body produces less of it – making our skin drier, thinner and more difficult to heal. Dermal fillers add volume and works to smoothen the wrinkles in the skin giving you a fresher, younger look.
The biggest advantage of the filler treatment is that it is painless and scar free, causing the most minimal bruising and patients may return to work immediately after the treatment.
There are several types of fillers. Natural fillers like Hyaluronic Acid are most recommended as they don’t involve injection of a foreign product in the body. Also popular, are synthetic fillers which have a longer lasting effect on the skin. Recently, collagen fillers made from collagen extracted from cows have also been proven clinically healthy for use in human skin.
Uses of Fillers
Filler treatments are only used for improving appearance of the skin, reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Filler treatments also help in improving facial structure and volume. Unlike Botox treatments which involves the use of toxins, filler treatments are more economical, natural and almost painless. Therefore, most skin treatments involving removal of hollows, wrinkles, fine lines and depressed spots – the most recommended treatment is a dermal filler product like Juvederm or Restylane products.
Filler Treatment Procedure
The treatment is quick and easy. After the injection of fillers in the skin, patients begin to notice effects within thirty to forty five minutes. Sometimes filler treatments may cause bumps in the skin or a slight bruising or swelling. But this is normal for any injectable treatment and can be expected to go away soon enough.
As we mentioned in the beginning of this article, choosing the right treatment for yourself is critical in bringing about the right results. Here are some questions you must ask your skin expert before opting for a procedure –
- What are the qualifications and experience of the surgeon performing the procedure?
- What are the products that will be used for my treatment?
- Do you have any feedback from your past patients? Could you share some before and after photos?
- What are the potential side-effects of this treatment?
- What after care would I be given?
Cosmetic Laser Solutions MedSpa is an expert skin care center for Botox treatments in the Stoneham,Massachusetts area. Our panel of specialists in Botox and Dermal filler treatments ensures that you get your desired results every time. Whether its skin aging or loss of volume that you’re concerned about, we would be happy to help you. Schedule your appointment today! 857-288-8257