Your appearance plays a vital role in how you carry yourself and your levels of self-esteem. Due to the advancements in technology, there have been developments in the cosmetic industry that have enabled people to get corrective procedures. These procedures mainly involve your facial appearance, i.e., your face and neck but may also include other body parts. If you wish to get to know more about Botox and fillers in Yonkers, read on!
What are Dermal Fillers and Botox?
Dermal fillers and botox are products of the cosmetic industry that involve corrective injections in your physician’s office. They do not require surgery and thus are minimally invasive.
Botox typically reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines that result from your facial expressions.
Dermal fillers solve issues of aging by having ingredients that plump up thinness. This is usually found in your lips, cheeks, and areas surrounding the mouth.
It can be fatal when used in large amounts; thus, only a small, regulated size is used to fix wrinkles.
It works by blocking muscle nerve signals in the areas injected, therefore temporarily freezing or paralyzing them. With this minimized movement in the chosen muscles, wrinkles may be reduced, softened, or even removed. Botox and its associated treatments from the botulinum toxin are known as neurotoxins or neuromodulators.
Botox is only effective when applied to wrinkles resulting from muscle movement. These expression lines are sometimes referred to as dynamic wrinkles. The most typical dynamic wrinkles appear on the upper part of your face, i.e., between your brows, crow’s feet around your eyes, and horizontal lines on your forehead—all these result from facial expressions like frowning, smiling, or squinting.
Static wrinkles caused by loss of facial plumpness or sagging cannot be treated by botox. These wrinkles affect areas of the jowl, neck, and cheeks.
Botox treatments wear off and require subsequent operations for maintaining the wrinkle-reducing effects.
These are soft tissue fillers created to be inserted below the skin’s surface to increase fullness and volume. Common substances used in dermal fillers include:
- The hyaluronic acid contained in tissues and fluids of your body
- Calcium hydroxylapatite is found in bones
- Polyalkylimide is a clear gel with no side effects on the body
- Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres, which is a semi-permanent filler
- Polylactic acid that triggers collagen production in the body
Each substance is used for a unique cosmetic problem with varying effects and time required to work. Your doctor will determine the most suitable options depending on your needs.
Dermal fillers may:
- Fill in recessed scars
- Enhance shallow areas on your face
- Add volume to thin lips
- Fill in static wrinkles on the lower face
- Remove wrinkles under the eyes from the lower eyelid
The effects of botox and dermal fillers have been revolutionary to the cosmetic industry. Their ease of availability to most people has enabled many to correct some parts of their appearances they do not like. Visit our website or call offices in Yonkers, NY, to book a consultation.