Do you feel that facial lines and wrinkles are making you look older? Injectables like fillers and Botox have helped millions of people turn back the hands of time and dramatically boost their self-esteem. Bearing that in mind, if you are considering undergoing this kind of treatment, you will need to be informed about what to expect in each step of the way.
What are filler?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance produced in your own body. Over time, HA becomes depleted, making your skin more susceptible to the development of wrinkles that can make you seem older.
The role of HA in the body is to draw moisture into skin tissue. The age-related loss of HA leads to a dry and wrinkled skin. Hyaluronic acid fillers work by restoring the hyaluronic acid in your skin to help reverse the aging effect, leading to skin that becomes hydrated and radiant with youth. Wrinkles will be immediately minimized for up to a year or more, which depends on the brand of materials that you would be injected with.
Two of the most popular types of hyaluronic acid fillers are Juvederm and Restylane. These products are available to treat different parts of your face, depending on what you need. Juvederm and Restylane also typically contain lidocaine to ensure your comfort during the treatment process.
Sculptra is a special type of fillers containing polylactic acid – a synthetic material that closely resembles the lactic acid found in the human body. After injection, your body reacts to the presence of Sculptra by creating new collagen to reduce the lines and wrinkles on your face. In this way, Sculptra works with your own body to reduce the effects of aging in a very natural and plausible way.
Like all fillers and injectables, Sculptra will eventually be absorbed by your body. So after a certain amount of time, typically a year or more, you will require follow-up injections to maintain your impressive results.
Botox works quite a bit differently than traditional fillers. It is an injectable containing a safe botulinum substance that weakens or paralyzes facial muscles that create facial folds and wrinkles, such as those between the eyebrows and on the forehead.
Is Botox safe?
Botox is completely safe for cosmetic use. It has been thoroughly researched and used on millions of people safely. The company that produces it has an excellent safety track record. Keep in mind that after injection, the Botox remains where it is injected. It only affects folds and wrinkles in the areas of injection.