Botox And Fillers: Anti-aging Treatments For Flawless Skin

Botox And Fillers

The last few decades have experienced the introduction of numerous different anti-aging treatments in the beauty industry. Among these, botox treatment and dermal fillers are the most common. While the global statistics of botox treatments per year is around 5 million, the same for dermal fillers reaches up to 8 million.

Table Of Content

  1. Botox Treatment
  2. How Do Botox Injections Work?
  3. Dermal Fillers
  4. Types Of Dermal Fillers
  5. Conclusion
  6. Why Choose Recon For Botox And Fillers: Anti-aging Treatments In Delhi?

This article aims to give a brief but informative overview of these two best anti-aging treatments. Follow the paragraphs below to learn how botox and dermal fillers work, the treatment procedure, and what you can expect from them.

1. Botox Treatment

BoHtox treatment makes use of botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This bacteria is responsible for food poisoning, and this toxin is a neurotoxin that can inhibit the transfer of information between nerve cells and muscles. Medical and cosmetic technology puts this feature of the toxin to use. Botulinum toxin injections are now widely used in beauty treatments and the medical field to treat conditions like lazy eye and uncontrolled blinking.

The FDA approves botox treatment as an anti-aging treatment. Botox was the name of a company derived from the toxin itself that first provided these injections. The treatment and the brand became so popular that the name stuck. Several modified varieties of this toxin are available today, like onabotulinumtoxinA, rimabotulinumtoxinB, and others. While derived from the same toxin, these are quite distinct regarding administration and management. So do not get confused between them.
Consult your doctor or cosmetician about which type of this toxin would work the best for you. Usually, onabotulinumtoxinA is most frequently used for this treatment.

2. How Do Botox Injections Work?

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that affects the transmission of information between motor neurons and the nerve cells associated with controlling movements. Specifically, this toxin functions at the synapse, the junction where two nerve cells meet. It blocks the transfer of acetylcholine and other neurotransmitters from one neuron to another. This disrupts the movement of the muscles associated with those particular nerves and makes them temporarily paralyzed.

When used for beauty treatment, botulinum toxin is injected either directly into the muscle or between the layers of the skin and the muscles. The toxin acts on the motor nerves in the area and temporarily paralyzes the muscles in the region. This restricts the movement of the muscles and helps resolve their sagging and smoothing out the wrinkles and fine lines.
Botox treatment is most effective on mild to severe fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Its effect lasts from a few months to years, depending on the type of toxin used.

What Is The Procedure?

Before the treatment, discuss with your doctor your medical history, any allergies you might have, any medications you might be taking, your expectations from the treatment, and what possible risks or complications are associated with the treatment.
During the treatment, no anesthesia is needed. However, if you are worried about the injection, your doctor might apply a topical numbing cream or ice to numb the area temporarily. Usually, each area needs about 3 to 5 botox injections. This procedure only takes 10 to 15 minutes.
For 4 to 8 hours after getting the injection, do not put any pressure on or massage the injected area. If you take the injection between your brows, do not bend or lie down for 6 hours as it could cause the toxin to seep into nearby regions.

What Results To Expect?

Botox treatment requires a little downtime. Usually, the changes become noticeable about 1 to 2 days after the treatment. You might notice that your crow's feet, laugh lines, frown lines, wrinkles, and other skin creases are smoothed out. The treatment is also known to lift the drooping or sagging muscles in the area slightly.
Some people experience mild bruising and discomfort after the treatment. However, they go away in a few days. Other side effects include headache, tiredness, drooping eyelids, dry eyes, and a few others. Although they are rare, consult with your doctor immediately if you experience any of these.

3. Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers or soft tissue fillers are also approved by the FDA to be used for cosmetic purposes. This cosmetic treatment resolves fine lines, wrinkles, and skin creases, adds volume to your cheeks, and contours your jawline and cheekbones. It is also a common treatment for acne scars. Filler injections use different compounds that fill in the gaps in the wrinkles and creases of your skin. Some of these compounds enhance collagen production and keep your skin hydrated and plump. This assists in stimulating the natural anti-aging process of your skin.

4. Types Of Dermal Fillers

Usually, the compounds used in fillers are natural or derived from natural sources. Depending on these compounds, fillers are of different types. The most common compounds used in fillers include:

  1. Hyaluronic acid: This is a natural component of your connective tissues, found in the fluid at the joints and in tears. Due to its numerous skin benefits, hyaluronic acid is the most commonly used dermal filler. It is effective on mild to deep wrinkles. This compound hydrates the skin, reduces inflammation and puffiness, and stimulates collagen production. Its results last about 6 to 12 months.
  2. Poly-L-lactic acid: This compound is manufactured from naturally derived lactic acid. It is primarily used to restore some volume to your face and reduce skin sagging. This filler treatment usually requires 2 to 3 sessions and its effect lasts for up to 2 years.
  3. Calcium hydroxylapatite: This compound is naturally found in the collagen matrix of your bones and teeth. It has a comparatively more rigid structure. Hence, it is used for contouring your jawline and neck area. It also adds volume to your face and treats deep wrinkles. When used for contouring, the treatment is effective for about 10 to 12 months, while when treating wrinkles, its effect can last up to 3 years.

What Is The Procedure?

A thorough consultation with your doctor before the treatment is necessary. Talk to them about your medical history, the treatment procedure, and the expected results. They would tell you about the precautions, probable side effects, and what to expect. For instance, you need to stop taking some medications like anticoagulants about 2 weeks before the treatment.
Unlike botox, fillers use more injections, and topical anesthesia might be administered to avoid pain. The treatment takes around 30 minutes.
After getting the injections, avoid massaging your face for a few hours

What Results To Expect?

The results of filler injections take about 2 days to appear but are less noticeable. You can expect your wrinkles and fine lines to be smoothed out. If you were aiming for contouring, the results might take a little longer.
There could be slight bruising or bleeding after the treatment. Other possible side effects include allergic reactions, swelling, and scarring. Visit your doctor if you experience any of these.

Conclusion

Botox treatment and dermal fillers are among the most common and best anti-aging treatments. Being FDA-approved, they are completely safe and highly effective. You must opt for a good doctor certified to provide the treatment to ensure the best results. It is also necessary to take proper precautions before and after the treatment. Both processes require a few days of downtime, but the results are visibly noticeable. Once the effects of these anti-aging treatments fade away, you can also retake the injections to restore the results.

Why Choose Recon For Botox And Fillers: Anti-aging Treatments In Delhi?

RECON, being a super specialty centre for aesthetics offers one of the botox and filler treatments in Delhi with a variety of treatment options specially tailor-made and customized according to your requirements. Anti-aging Treatments at RECON is performed by the most qualified and experienced doctors and trained team. We are equipped with state of the art infrastructure to provide you with outstanding results and utmost satisfaction.