Botox and Fillers – Injectible treatments

Injectible treatments: Botox and Fillers

Injectible treatments involve a non-surgical procedure lasting only a few minutes during which tiny amounts of diluted filler are injected into the skin by an ultra fine needle that minimizes discomfort. No anesthesia is necessary.

BOTOX® and other fillers and injectibles are skin rejuvenation cosmetic procedures designed to reduce the signs of aging by diminishing frown lines, forehead creases and other facial lines.

Since its FDA approval in 2002, Botox injection has turned into one of the most widely performed cosmetic procedure in the world and the No. 1 non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the US.

Botox injectibleBOTOX® is a purified protein injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. Botox injections soften and relax wrinkles by preventing facial muscles from contracting.

Visible results of Botox Cosmetic are usually seen within 3–5 days, however it can take up to 2 weeks to see full results; the effects may last up to 18 months.

Restylane® is a cosmetic dermal filler that corrects moderate to severe facial folds or wrinkles. It is clear gel that contains hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body.

Sun exposure, laughing, worrying and even smiling can lightly damage the tissues that make up our faces.

Almost anyone may be a good candidate for injectable treatments such as BOTOX® or Restylane®.  

Collagen Stimulators are injected into the dermis or subcutaneous layer, filling the spaces where collagen has been lost. The newly-produced collagen provides a structural framework to hold hyaluronic acid and elastin and helps restore the dermis. Hyaluronic acid attracts water molecues to the dermis and restores skin moisture. Elastin provides elasticity and helps the skin stretch.

Restylane is a FDA-approved dermal filler made of a biodegradable, non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA). Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in all living organisms and provides volume and fullness to the skin.

Restylane is indicated for mid-to-deep dermal implantation for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane is also indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation in patients over the age of 21.

Restylane is formulated as a clear gel and uses a dual mechanism of action to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Upon being injected beneath the skin’s surface, Restylane gel integrates into dermal tissue then attracts and binds to water molecules to help maintain volume. Restylane is gradually degraded by the body’s own mechanism and disappears without any residue. Results can be seen immediately following Restylane treatment and for up to six months. Some patients may achieve results that last longer than six months, depending upon injection site.

Studies show that BOTOX® may also help to relieve migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes. Although there are some risks are associated with treatment, injectible treatments are safe for most people. Treatment should not be used if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have an infection on or near the injection site, or have allergies to any formula ingredients. Individuals with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome are increased risk of serious side effects of BOTOX® and should consider another alternative.