Botox or Botulinum toxin is a compound often used for aesthetic treatments, though in medicine it has different application, such as headache treatments and correction of strabismus. In facial aesthetic treatments it can be used to correct small imperfections, such as wrinkles in the area of the forehead and 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 are particularly indicated to redefine the face’s contour. They can be used as a lifting treatment and to add volume to 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.