Facial expression is perhaps the best medium to show your happiness. Anyone can get the idea about how you are feeling through the expression that your face shows. So you must always make sure that the beauty of your smile never fades out.
Watching beautiful smiling faces around us is always a pleasant sight. This is because smile begets smile. The reflex of a smile leaves a smile on the observer’s face as well. However, to maintain this beauty we tend to put lots of effort but sometimes we come face to face with the harsh reality that despite our efforts our charm seems to get dwindled.
There are several factors that can affect the facial youth and glow. It could be bad environmental conditions, aging, internal health, planning for a baby or post pregnancy etc that may take a toll on one’s facial countenance. These are some major factors that can eventually lead to a wrinkled and dull face. The desperation to get your former glow back increases all the more when all your skin care products fail to produce desired results.
However, there is no need to feel disheartened as Botox & Fillers are there to your rescue to restore your former looks, fresh as ever. Over the years Botox & Fillers have emerged as one of the most trusted non surgical procedures to bring back your facial vibrance and elasticity.
What are Botox and Fillers?
Botox treatment is practiced medically to manage certain muscular tones and cosmetically to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines by momentarily paralyzing certain muscles of the face. There are a lot of biological and environmental factors which result in ageing, wrinkles and fine lines. Some of these are decreased collagen and sun’s UV rays and free radicals. Every time we frown or squint the muscles get contracted which eventually lead to fine lines and wrinkles over the years. Botulinum toxin, when injected into such muscles restricts their activity. The noticeable result of such restriction of muscle activity is a decrease in fine lines.
Botox is produced from a toxin called botulinum that is composed by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum is one of the most toxic elements known to man. However, despite its toxic nature, this procedure is in huge demand. Botox can be injected into humans in very small amount and works by blocking signals where the nerve cells are meeting muscles, which results into paralyzing the targeted portion.
Injection of Botox prevents the discharge of acetylcholine, a chemical carrier responsible for muscle shrinkage. This prevention through Botox restricts the compression of the muscle cells. Botox induces a depression in abnormal muscle shortening, enabling the muscles to show stiffness.
Botox is injected as a facial treatment to diminish the presence of facial wrinkles and fine lines. The most commonly treated areas are frown lines, forehead lines, bunny lines, and crow’s feet. It is also used to treat certain dimples and depressions on the chin area. The cosmetic surgeon goes through the facial anatomy in depth and accordingly suggests apt treatment areas for you. Patients prefer it because the treatment is less time consuming and requires minimal recovery time.
Patients can expect slight redness and bumpiness after the procedure, which usually lasts for upto a few hours.
People have accepted it and are increasingly undergoing this procedure to cure their wrinkles and facial flaws. Experts are also promoting it as it is a non-surgical treatment which usually patients happily opt for.
As the name suggests, this is a procedure in which a cosmetic surgeon uses certain chemicals other than Botox to treat a wrinkled and sagging face. These fillers correct the depleted collagen levels of the skin and enhance the facial looks.
Fillers are most commonly used to treat the nasolabial folds, which occur due to ageing and loss of volume in the cheek area. The under eye area (tear trough) is another common area which is treated using fillers. Cheek enhancement/ augmentation can also be done using fillers to add fullness to the cheek area and make the face look younger.
Here are the most commonly used filler procedures:
Hyaluronic Acid Wrinkle Fillers
This one is a popular technique used by cosmetic surgeons to correct a wrinkled face by injecting Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body. It is found in the body’s connective tissues and skin and works by providing volume and fullness to the skin.
These fillers are most commonly used for smoothing out folds and wrinkles on the facial skin, for lip enhancements and for facial contouring.
Slight redness, swelling, tenderness and itching can be expected after the treatment. The side effects are temporary and generally go away after a few days.
Autologous Wrinkle Fillers/ Fat Grafting
This procedure is also referred to as Fat Grafting. It is a combination of two steps. Fat is first extracted from the patient’s body parts like thighs, buttocks etc. The purified fat is then injected into the facial areas, hands or breasts to uplift the skin. The injected fat gives better volume to the areas which have started showing signs of ageing like wrinkles and sagging. People prefer fat grafting to other fillers as the results are more permanent and natural looking. This procedure requires more time amongst other fillers but since it is non invasive people go for it. Since the fat grafted is taken from patient’s body the procedure minimizes the chances of allergic reactions. Autologous fillers give you yet another chance to say bye bye to sunken skin and say hello to your rejuvenated self.
Benefits of BOTOX and FILLERS.
- 1) Helps to get a younger looking skin.
- 2) Get a wrinkle free look.
- 3) Get rid of the face dullness.
- 4) Uplift the facial skin.
- 1) Don’t lie down at least for 4-5 hours after the treatment.
- 2) Avoid blood thinning products like alcohol or aspirin.
There are some more precautions according to the treatment that you need to take care of. Also keep in mind the advice suggested by your cosmetic surgeon post the treatment.