When we were young our faces were smooth on the surface and radiant. An abundance of collagen also ensured that facial expressions didn't leave lasting lines. However, as we age our skin loses its elasticity, depth and also tissue volume. This causes folds and facial wrinkles as the skin starts to lose its volume and youthful structure.
Injectables have gained popularity for their proven results when it comes to anti-aging treatments. Botox® is cosmetically applied as an injectable, which consists of a small amount of toxin, that can be used to help prevent the development of wrinkles by preventing communication between the nerves and facial muscles. Facial muscles are best known for their ability to express emotions such as anger, surprise or confusion. as we age, our skin also ages, which causes these facial expressions to leave deep wrinkles or folds.
Botox® works by preventing the nerve from communicating with the muscle and inhibits the muscle from contracting and thereby increasing the likelihood of lines and wrinkles. It is a relatively simple procedure, but the techniques are not and requires the steady hand of a skilled medical professional. Botox® is a safe and effective treatment to temporarily reduce the occurrence of facial lines and wrinkles and to help in the fight against the signs of aging.It can also be used to treat excessive sweating, such as underarm perspiration, teeth grinding and clenching as well as chronic migraines.
Dermal fillers are FDA approved volumizers which are injected into the skin to regenerate a youthful appearance by filling in or augmenting facial wrinkles. Fillers temporarily restore the smoothness of the skin while taking years of a person's face.
Fillers are especially useful in targeting facial wrinkles or lines between the corners of the nose and mouth as well as around the eyes. These lines normally remain visible whether the face is moving or relaxed. Fillers consist of hyaluronic acid, otherwise known as hyaluronan, or collagen. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally within the human body in our eyes, skin and cartilage.
Combining Botox® and fillers can lead to powerful results that will restore a healthier and younger looking appearance. Combining these can take years off one's appearance.