April 2nd 2018 - General Public
What is Botox?
Botox is the brand name for the popular botulinum toxin type A drug that is often used as a dermal filler to improve the appearance of dynamic wrinkles in the face. Though this is what Botox is most commonly known for, this injectable medical device is actually used in the treatment of a number of medical conditions. In fact, its effectiveness in treating fine lines and wrinkles was only noticed as an incidental effect of patients receiving treatment for blepharospasm, which is an abnormal twitch in the eyelid.
Botulinum toxin type A is a neurotoxin that blocks the release of acetylcholine, which is responsible for transmitting signals to the brain that tell muscles to contract. When injected into muscles, it causes temporary muscle paralysis, which can be very helpful in treating conditions that are associated with excessive muscle contractions, like cervical dystonia, refractory overactive bladder, or other forms of muscle spasticity throughout the body. It can also ...
Many people seeking to correct skin imperfections turn to dermal fillers as a long-lasting, minimally-invasive alternative to plastic surgery. There are many benefits to opting for dermal filler injections as opposed to going under the knife, but there are a few things you should know before making your decision.
Injectables Restore Lost Volume and Lift Skin
As we age, our skin slows production the nutrients that help keep us looking young and our skin looking firm and radiant. Among these substances that deplete over time is hyaluronic acid, which provides moisture and plumpness within the skin. As the body loses hyaluronic acid, skin becomes dry and sagging, even producing gauntness in the face as volume is lost. Many dermal fillers use either animal-derived or synthetic hyaluronic acid to restore lost hydration, thereby increasing volume and lifting the skin and erasing fine lines and wrinkles in the process.
Fillers Refine Skin Texture
Dermal fillers are specially formulate ...