Dermal fillers and Botox are cosmetic treatments administered through injections. No surgery is involved with these procedures. A New U Cosmetic & Weight Loss Center offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures in Ormond Beach, FL. Here we will cover the differences between Botox and dermal fillers.
Botox is made up of a botulinum toxin that is sourced from bacteria. Tiny and regulated amounts of Botox are used to remove wrinkles. However, in large amounts, the injections can be deadly. When injected, it blocks nerve signals, temporarily paralysing the affected muscles. This, in turn, softens and reduces wrinkles due to minimal movement.
Botox works on dynamic wrinkles caused by the movement of muscles. However, it does not fix wrinkles formed as a result of sagging. These types of wrinkles are common on the neck, jowl area and cheek. Side effects of Botox include headache, pain, bleeding, dry mouth, nausea, blurry vision, weakness, trouble breathing or speaking, itching and hives on the skin.
Dermal fillers are injected directly underneath the skin surface to add fullness or volume. The injection comprises substances like Calcium hydroxylapatite, Hyaluronic acid, Polymethyl-methacrylate microsphere, Polylactic acid and Polyalkylimide. Every injection works differently depending on the skin. The fillers can last from six months to two years, depending on the type used. But, first, the doctor examines the skin to know the perfect injection for you.
The main purpose of all fillers is to treat aging signs. They can decrease and remove wrinkles and fill in recessed scars. Side effects include skin rash, itching, bruising, bleeding, swelling, scarring, blurred vision and redness.
Both procedures work well if the correct injection is administered, depending on the skin type. Consult your doctor on the risks of different procedures before getting one. A New U Cosmetic & Weight Loss Center is always ready to handle different cosmetic procedures in Ormond Beach, FL. Visit our website for more information.