Botox and Fillers
Irrespective of the age and gender, the skin starts to lose its elasticity due to the decrease of collagen and hyaluronic acid as we age. Thanks to the advancement in the field of cosmetology, you do not have to surrender yourself to the ravages of age and skin problems. Botox and fillers are two of the most common treatments available to counteract aging skin. Botox and filler services are non-surgical and non-invasive procedures that have benefited many local Durham Region residents. Although Botox and Fillers can be used in conjunction with each other, they are not the same.
What is the difference between Botox and filler?
Botox, short for botulinum toxin, has been effectively used to treat wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines. It works by temporarily paralyzing the underlying muscles, so they stop reacting to nerve impulses. These relax the muscles, and they stop contracting for a specific time, thereby reducing the appearance of frown lines and forehead lines.
Botox works excellent for expression lines. However, it is not as effective on wrinkles caused due to sun damage and gravity. It is typically administered by injecting it into the affected area.
Fillers, on the other hand, are used to add volume. It is commonly used in areas that need plumping or adding volume such as the lips, cheeks, and jaws. It is also used to fill and add volume to scars. It effectively restores a youthful appearance to the face. Fillers are also administered by injecting the product into the desired area.
What are the types of Botox and fillers?
The most common types of Botox injections are:
Types of filler injections are:
- Juvederm or Restylane
- Poly-L-lactic or Sculptra
- Radiance or radiesse
How long do Botox and Filler results last?
Botox injections typically last from 3 to 4 months. With regular treatments, the appearance of wrinkle lines will have a less severe appearance as they become more relaxed.
Fillers have longer results ranging from half a year to a year, depending on the type of filler injected. However, when it is used together with Botox, the results last a lot longer.
Does the Botox Fillers procedure hurt?
Under normal circumstances, injecting Botox does not hurt. Other than a slight discomfort, it is not particularly painful. Filler injections do not cause significant pain. The practitioner will usually apply a topical cream to numb the area to be injected.Both the procedures are done with very fine needles. Provided the medical practitioner is an expert in his or field; they are both harmless procedures and does not require anesthesia.
What are the side effects of Botox and fillers?
There are no significant side effects of either Botox or fillers. However, as they are essentially medical procedures, minor side-effects can be expected. Side-effects of Botox can range from slight bruising to headaches and drooping of the eyelid. All of these side-effects are expected to subside within 24 hours. Drooping eyelids typically goes away within a week or so.Side effects of filler can range from redness, minor bruising, lumps, and slight bleeding during the procedure.
Are Botox Fillers Safe ?
Botox and fillers are both safe to be administered. However, individuals who have a history of neurological problems or are breastfeeding or pregnant should not undergo the procedure without thorough medical consultation.
Botox Fillers Oshawa Services
Irrespective of whether you want Botox or filler injections for cosmetic reasons or medical reasons, the expertise of the practitioner will have a considerable impact. It is always wise to consult with a nurse or physician to administer the injections. The experts at Harmony med spa are highly trained and qualified to administer Botox and filler treatment, responsibly, and efficiently.