The last few decades have experienced the introduction of numerous different anti-aging treatments in the beauty industry. Among these, Anti - wrinkle Injection treatment and dermal fillers are the most common. While the global statistics of Anti - wrinkle Injection treatments per year is around 5 million, the same for dermal fillers reaches up to 8 million.
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This article aims to give a brief but informative overview of these two best anti-aging treatments. Follow the paragraphs below to learn how Anti - wrinkle Injection and dermal fillers work, the treatment procedure, and what you can expect from them.
Anti - wrinkle Injection 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 Anti - wrinkle Injection treatment as an anti-aging treatment. Anti - wrinkle Injection 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.
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.
Anti - wrinkle Injection 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.
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 Anti - wrinkle Injection. 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.
Anti - wrinkle Injection 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.
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.
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:
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 Anti - wrinkle Injection, 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
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.
Anti - wrinkle Injection 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.
RECON, being a super specialty centre for aesthetics offers one of the Anti - wrinkle Injection 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.
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