“Get a wrinkle free smooth skin with both Botox and fillers” – We have often heard these two words used for aesthetic purposes and helping us to age gracefully. But what they actually are and how they help in addressing wrinkles? Let us find out more about these products to know better through Karishma Laser and Cosmetic Clinic, a prominent medical center for Botox treatment in Pune.
What is Botox?
Botox is an approved cosmetic procedure that has benefited millions of people around the world. Botox is nothing but purified Botulinum toxin which is derived from natural source. Botox improves the appearance by targeting
- Severe or moderate crow’s feet – wrinkles that appear around the eyes when squinting, smiling or laughing expressions are made
- Glabella or frown lines between the eyebrows – lines that are formed when muscles are used for facial expressions like frown, laugh, and smile.
- Forehead lines also called surprise lines are also treated with the help of Botox to improve the appearance by giving a natural look.
How Botox helps
Free radicals in the sun, environment, and the collagen reduction are some of the reasons for wrinkles. Botox injection helps in reducing the muscle activity temporarily. The main advantage of wrinkle treatment through Botox is there is no real downtime. With mild swelling and bruising as temporary side effects, one can return to normal activities almost immediately. Botox generally helps in dynamic wrinkles – wrinkles that appear during facial expressions like smiling and frowning.
Suitable candidature is decided by discussing about detailed medical history of the patient. The patient should not hide any allergies, nerve damage, breathing problems or any other complaints to avoid future complications. Typically your physician may advice to stop taking painkillers and suspend smoking atleast before a week of the procedure, as they may worsen swelling and bruising.
Botox is an injection procedure and may take about 10 minutes. A qualified and experienced doctor would provide appropriate treatment only after facial analysis and discussing the expected results. To maintain the results, it is advisable to go for regular Botox treatments as they produce only temporary results, which can last anywhere between 3 to 6 months.
Age, sun exposure, lifestyle, and genetics all affect our skin to a greater extent. Due to these factors, youthful skin may get lost. But dermal fillers, a most sought after non-surgical procedure, reduce facial lines and restore the lost volume.
Hyaluronic acid moisturizes our skin constantly and keeps it well hydrated. But as we age, skin loses this naturally occurring acid and moisture levels starts to diminish. Like hyaluronic acid, our skin also contains collagen that retains volume, strength, and elasticity. Again unfortunately, collagen diminishes as we age. These factors in conjunction with effects of sun, lifestyle and hereditary plays a major role for loss of volume and formation of fine lines, and wrinkles in our face. Is there any way to protect our younger looking skin? The answer is yes and can be done through dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers can address problem like
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Lipstick lines
- Thin lips
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Neckline and décolletage wrinkles
- Loss of volume in cheek bones
- Hollowness under eyes
- Jaw augmentation and chin wrinkle correction and other suitable areas
What are dermal fillers?
As the name suggests, dermal fillers fill the lines and also provide volume to the skin. They are injectable fillers that are injected into the skin to provide improved & smoother appearance and restore lost volume.
It is a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure and takes around 30 minutes or more depending upon the treatment required. Several dermal filler products and variants like Juvederm, Radiesse, Perlane, Belotero, and Restylane are available. Your cosmetic surgeon is the best judge to choose appropriate products so as to achieve best results in the areas of concern. All the procedures should be done by qualified and experienced professionals only after examining patients and their medical history. This is basically necessary to avoid any botch up and other complications.
As dermal fillers results can last from 6 months to a year, to maintain younger rejuvenated look, it is recommended for regular filler treatments.
Karishma, a leading medical center providing treatment through Botox and Dermal fillers, Pune, adds that these procedures can definitely go a long way in restoring your youthful appearance and bring back those golden days.