Botox AND Fillers

 

Botox and Fillers

Wrinkle Rejuvenation with BOTOX

Wrinkles are the tell-tale marks of the aging process. They can result from sun damage, environmental factors, damaging free radicals and gravitational force.  We also see wrinkles appear from repeated muscle action on the face which leads to wrinkle formation around the eyes, mouth and forehead.

Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a medication that produces temporary weakening of muscles. For facial rejuvenation, we use Botox to decrease the motion of the facial muscles that create wrinkles or unpleasant expressions, such as the vertical lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. Botox can stop the formation of wrinkle lines and improve the appearance of existing lines.

Injected in very small amounts Botox relaxes the muscles. Injection prevents the release of acetylcholine at the nerve muscle junction and thus prevents muscle contraction. This will lead to temporary relaxation of the muscles and results in improvement of the dynamic wrinkles of the face and neck. Muscle weakness starts from 24 -48 hours after injection but the clinical improvement will be seen 7-10 days after treatment. The treatment last for 4- 5 months and repeated treatment is necessary to maintain the results

What is Botox is used for?

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines
  • Bunny lines
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Wrinkles around the mouth
  • Neck bands
  • Pitted Chin
  • Prominent jaw muscles (Masseter)
  • Sagging corners of the mouth and gummy smile
  • Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating

What to expect when you come for your first appointment:

  • A consultation with detailed medical history
  • Analysis of the concerned area and recommendation of treatment for the areas concerned.
  • Injection by our UK certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sherine
  • This procedure takes up to 15- 20 minutes depending on the areas that need treatment.
  • The treatment is not painful and may be comparable to the discomfort similar to dental injections.
  • Minimal swelling and bruising may be noted over the injected areas. Ice packs are used to minimize bruising.

 

Botox and fillers

Fillers

Fillers such as Juvederm are derived from various chemicals and the most common form is hyaluronic acid, which naturally exists in living organisms and is found naturally in abundance in youthful skin. Fillers are mainly used for volume loss in the face and are the recommended treatment for deep wrinkles.

Fillers are materials that we use to fill in lines or areas that lose volume due to age or from sagging skin and soft tissue. They can also be used to build up the cheekbones and fill in the hollow areas under the eyes, plump the lips, or to reshape the nose. Injected carefully into the skin or under the skin, they fill out tissues and restore a sense of youthfulness. Results from most fillers are instant, and results last from several months to years depending on the material used and where it is injected.

When injected into the tissues, the hyaluronic acid absorbs water and causes plumping of the tissues. The result is the filling of deep wrinkles, the beautiful pout of the lips and smooth and youthful appearing skin. The results may last for up to 12 months. The effect is immediate and repeated treatments are necessary to maintain the results.

What are fillers used for?

  • Deep wrinkles and folds – Nasolabial region
  • Jaw creases and marionette lines
  • Lip enhancement
  • Sunken Cheeks
  • Deep scars
  • Non surgical rhinoplasty with minor corrections
  • Hand rejuvenation, Tired sunken eyes

What to expect when you come for your first appointment:

  • Consultation with detail medical history
  • Analysis of the concerned area and recommendation of the treatment
  • The procedure is straightforward and may take up to 15- 20 minutes.
  • Minor wrinkles can be treated without anesthesia and deeper areas and lips may need local anesthetics.
  • Bruising, redness, tenderness and swelling can happen after the treatment. However, these symptoms settle with few days.