TREATING SMILE LINES, FROWN LINES AND FOREHEAD LINES USING BOTOX AND FILLERS
A smile line, frown line, forehead line free face is one of the signs of youthfulness; it gives the face a better look and boosts the overall confidence of an individual. As we age gradually, dynamic lines and wrinkles appear on our faces, and these lines are caused by the repeated movement of the facial muscles when we perform certain actions such as smiling or frowning. Genetics also play an important role in the appearance of wrinkles.
Frown and smile lines cannot be treated with exercise, hydration, or diet. Although there is no particular age for the appearance of lines, these facial lines could start developing in patients who are twenty years old and above, while other patients develop the lines when in their fifties.
What one of the facial lines patients usually battle with is the deep wrinkles found in the glabella region which is the lower forehead between the brows. There are ways to treat these lines; these treatment methods are the best way to get rid of stubborn facial lines and regain youthfulness.
Botox is one of the most reliable ways to treat facial lines. Botox is very popular among people, a lot of patients opt for Botox injections to regain their youthful looks. Fillers are also another option when considering treating facial lines and getting rid of then uncomfortable lines that affect your appearance.
What is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin drug made with the use of botulinum toxin. Botox is used to satisfy cosmetic needs such as eliminating wrinkles and treating a wide range of muscular conditions. Botox is a non-surgical treatment that helps to relax the muscles responsible for lines on the forehead, brow, and the eyes. It involves a procedure that is targeted at removing facial lines raising the brow and opening the eyes wider.
How does Botox work?
Muscle activities are responsible for the increase of wrinkles and lines on the face; Botox treatment is used to treat these lines by reducing the muscle activity. The treatment works by injecting Botox directly into the muscles located between the brows; this works by blocking the signals from nerves into the injected muscles through temporary paralysis, hence preventing the lines from forming.
Does Botox treatment hurt?
Botox treatment does not cause any serious discomfort during treatment; the injection impact is designed to be very minimal. However, patients may experience little discomfort during treatment. Some experts numb the treatment area before injecting the area with a local anesthetic cream. After the treatment, there is little or no pain felt. Patients could also experience other side effects such as nausea and drooping of the eyelid, which is temporal
Is Botox for everybody?
No, Botox is not for everyone, individuals with reaction to the composition of the Botox treatment cannot use Botox. Patients with myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome as well as other neuromuscular disorders are at an increased risk of experiencing serious side effect when they use Botox treatments.
When will I start seeing the results of from Botox treatment?
Patients can see the effects of Botox treatment between two to three days after the treatment; there is also a gradual improvement over time. Patients will see the improvement in the frown lines between their brows after few days of treatment.
How long does Botox treatment last?
Botox treatment lasts for 3 to 5 months, to maintain a wrinkle-free face, it is important to continue with regular Botox treatment, when you discontinue the treatment, there is a high probability that the lines and wrinkles will develop again. Therefore, It is best to plan a regular appointment with your consultant to maintain the facial treatment.
What are fillers?
Fillers are another way to treat lines and wrinkles. Fillers help to rejuvenate facial features to give the face a natural look and boost the self-confidence. Fillers help to restore the areas of the skin to help restore appearance. Patients have different options when they choose fillers. There are different types of filler products; these include Belotero, Restylane, and Juvederm. Fillers are clear gels that work by mimicking the roles of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance that is produced in the body. Fillers work with the hyaluronic acid produced by the body to fill the face, smooth wrinkles, and plump the face instantly when patients use fillers. The result of the filler treatment depends on the type of filler used.
How do fillers work?
Fillers are gels or substances that work by injecting treatments beneath the skin’s surface in order to add volume, contour and smooth lines and wrinkles. The treatment works by augmenting the skin by drawing in water to remove the wrinkles.
What part of the body can the filler treat?
Fillers are meant to treat the face, they are used to restore the face and replace the loss of volume in the face in order to give the give the patient a youthful appearance and rejuvenate the skin. The areas that can be treated include the lips, cheeks, chin and many other areas on the face.
When do I start seeing the result?
The result of the treatment is instant; improvement comes gradually in the course of 2 to 4 weeks.
How long does the treatment last?
The treatment procedure can take about 15 to 30 minutes, the treatment lasts between 9 and 18 months, regular treatment can also lead to the longevity of the treatment. The longevity also varies among patients, the severity of the treatment as well as the type of filler used.
Are fillers treatments painful?
Fillers treatments are generally painless, it does not require anesthetic as it only requires tiny injections into the skin.
Are fillers safe?
Yes, fillers safe, they have been approved by the FDA as treatment of wrinkle and lines to bring about a youthful and smooth skin. The treatment is meant to induce Hyaluronic Acid to treat the cells of the skin naturally, this way there are no allergic reactions.