If you’ve ever wished you could smooth those little worry lines across your forehead or the laugh lines around your mouth, you might have considered cosmetic injections or even surgery.
Before you think about going under the knife, it’s important to know that tried-and-true gold-standard injection options and newer dermal fillers can provide a natural, youthful effect — no surgery required.
Cosmetic injections can be a good way to minimize wrinkles without turning to invasive procedures. Beauty-Tox (Botox) and Dermal Fillers are two effective treatments that can do wonders for you!
What does Botox (Beauty-Tox) do?
Beauty-Tox prevents the flexing of muscles that cause wrinkling, like in your forehead and around your eyes and mouth.
Originally used to treat muscular conditions, Beauty-Tox is among the most well-known cosmetic injections. It’s a neurotoxin that affects the nerves, temporarily weakening the muscles that cause wrinkles and resulting in a temporary smoothing effect.
Botox is the market leader, with about 90% of treatments targeting the upper face. It is because it’s predictable and doctors know how it works.
What is Beauty-Tox used for?
It’s approved by the FDA for treating laugh lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, and the creases between the brows, sometimes called “11 lines.”
Anyone over 18 can receive these injections, but most people are 30 to 60 years old.
How long does it take for Beauty-Tox to work?
Getting Beauty-Tox is a quick outpatient procedure performed with a fine needle. You should see the full effect within three days to a week.
How long does Beauty-Tox last?
Think of Beauty-Tox like a haircut: The effects don’t last forever, and the effects wear off in time. After four to six months, your muscles will begin regaining movement, and your wrinkles will return.
It’s safe to have Beauty-Tox done again.
What are dermal fillers?
Aging is a deflationary process and that means that as people get older, they tend to lose fat in their faces. Dermal fillers are used to help restore the look of fullness that’s common in youth.
Enter dermal fillers, which can temporarily mimic the return of the facial structure of your youth by adding volume. (There are other varieties of fillers, too. The product the doctor chooses is largely dependent on the area they’ll be treating.)
Fillers are commonly used in the depressions around the corners of the mouth and cheekbones. One of the most popular uses of dermal fillers is lip fillers, which use synthetic hyaluronic acid to increase the volume of your lips. Juvederm is also approved for infraorbital hollows and the chin/lower face area.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Most dermal fillers last anywhere from nine to 12 months, depending upon the patient and where we’re targeting the injections.
How are dermal fillers different from Beauty-Tox?
In short, they treat different types of lines.
Beauty-Tox prevents the flexing of muscles that cause wrinkling, while dermal fillers fill in the type of wrinkles that come from a loss of collagen, volume and elasticity. The lines in the lower part of the face aren’t due to repeated muscle movement. They come from a change in facial structure over time.
Because they focus on different parts of your face, it’s possible to get both Beauty-Tox and dermal fillers or to get more than one type of filler.
Usually, it’s best to get a combination of different fillers to get the optimal correction. Together, Beauty-Tox and dermal fillers can work together to rejuvenate the face.
Talking to a doctor
Any cosmetic injection treatment has potential side effects. It’s always best to talk with the doctor about the specific injections you’re receiving, as side effects may vary.”
It would be best if you also had a thorough discussion with the doctor to understand what’s realistic in terms of results. It’s important to know that you aren’t going to get facelift results from non-surgical treatments like Beauty-Tox or Dermal Fillers.
We have Beauty-Tox and Dermal Fillers at Shinagawa Aesthetics!
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