Botox or Botulinum toxin is a compound often used for aesthetic treatments, though in medicine it has a different application, such as headache treatments and correction of strabismus.
Aesthetics and facial aesthetic treatments botox is used to correct minor irregularities, such as wrinkles on the forehead or around the eyes. Botox operates by diminishing muscle activity in the area where it is applied, which renders wrinkles less prominent and levigates the skin.
Results of a botox therapy are visible within 48h after application, with the skin becoming more levigated and regular. As these effects are temporary, therapy should be repeated as indicated by the physician, but usually after six months.
This method, used to levigate wrinkles, is becoming more and more popular due to its ease of use, an almost painless application and the complete bio-compatibility and degradability of the substance used.
Dermal fillers are mainly used to fill wrinkles in all areas of the face, but they help define the contours of the face, and can also act as lifting treatments and can be used to enlarge the lips.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance which is naturally found in the skin, but which diminishes with ageing. That is why fillers simply replace the lost quantities of this acid, aiding also in collagen production, which is important for the skin’s elasticity. After the first treatment, fillers can be reused after a year for corrections and touch ups.
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