There comes an understandable, intrigued interest in information regarding injections. Let's discuss the basics of what this treatment really is. Naturally, we can always discuss finer details during consultation/treatment.
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin used in skin care to temporarily reduce frow lines, smile lines, crow's feet and forehead lines.
Botulinum toxin has been a cornerstone in antiaging treatments for decades.
These treatments work by preventing the nerve signals that cause facial muscle contractions thereby relaxing the facial muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. Neurotoxin treatments are quick 10-minute treatments with minimal downtime and minimal side effects. Common side effects include temporary discomfort at injection sites. Desired results may be noticed as early as within 48 hours and may last 3-6 months.
Injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) is a type of temporary dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally throughout the body, with the highest concentrations in the joints, eyes and skin. In the skin hyaluronic acid attracts water, which allows the skin to become more hydrated. As we age, the fat, muscles, bone, and skin our face begins to thin. This loss of volume leads to either a sunken or sagging appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, facial folds, to create structure, framework and volume to the face and lips. The effects of injectable hyaluronic acid are seen immediately.