Botox & Dermal Filler Treatment & Steps of Procedure
Skin is the most sensitive and delicate part of the human body, and a beautiful clear skin defines beauty. As the skin ages, it loses the collagen that gives the skin, shape, and support; as a result, the natural lines and wrinkles deepen. There is a solution to every problem and in this case, dermal fillers and botox are what you need.
What are the Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are non-surgical method of achieving a younger and healthier looking skin. They are used to diminish fine lines and wrinkles that are formed due to the lack of collagen and restore volume and bring in fullness on the face. It also enhances the sunken cheeks and smoothes the shape of the face.
Dermal fillers can be used to:
- Plump the thin lips
- Soften the wrinkles on the face
- Enhance the shape of the face
- Improve the skin tone and lighten facial scars
Botox is a proven way to look younger and it is a popular cosmetic surgery to treat and prevent facial wrinkles and fine lines. Botox involves injecting Botulinum toxin into the muscles to paralyze it. This helps in relaxing the muscles that cause fine lines. It is usually used in combination with a dermal filler to treat certain areas which are permanently affected by deep lines which occurs due to the overactivity of the muscles. For example, the frown lines on the forehead and the formation of wrinkles around the eyes and lips.
Botox can be used to:
- Relax the muscles that cause wrinkles
- Get a temporary face-lift
- Treat fine lines
- Stop frown lines
NOTE: Pregnant and lactating women should not use the Botulinum toxin as it may affect the fetus or the baby. People should avoid the use of botox or its ingredients if they are allergic to it.
Before the surgery, you will have to visit the doctor as he would want to examine your facial skin to provide the right kind of treatment. He will discuss the pros and cons of the surgery and also the possible side effects. You can discuss your expectations from the surgery. You will have to stop the use of certain cosmetics as it may increase the side effects or may have a harmful reaction.
The surgeon begins the procedure by cleansing the face and marking the locations on the face which are to be treated. The surgeon will then numb the injection site using a numbing cream and then small amounts of dermal fillers are injected into the skin with the help of a fine needle. This results in smoothing and plumping the face. Botox is also injected in the same way around the forehead and eyes to relax the muscles and eliminate the wrinkles.
The entire procedure takes no longer than 30 minutes to complete. You may have a small amount of swelling which would subside quickly. No recovery time is required for this surgery. You can get back to your daily routine soon after the surgery.