Everything that exists comes with a shelf life, and the human body is one such element that has an expiry date too. Well, to specify ‘best before’ wouldn’t really make sense for human lives, but when it comes to appearance, you’re at your best when young. Ageing is a natural phenomenon that you’re bound to face, but there’s still a way to delay it, because it feels great to look good. So here’s something we’ve got you, to feel younger than you are, and prettier than you feel!
The skin is the largest organ of the human body, and it speaks volumes of a person’s age. So when you think about growing old, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Wrinkles, and then come saggy skin and then the rest. So, before we talk about the procedures that delay ageing, let’s take a quick look at what happens to the skin while ageing.
The skin has elastin and collagen that hold the skin tight, giving a defined and pleasant appearance. Ageing is a process that deteriorates these components of the body, which results in wrinkling and skin sagging.
Although these days skin ageing has accelerated by several factors, you can make some changes in your lifestyle to maintain your skin. But, sometimes you might just need something more to get back that radiance.
Well, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Botox and Filler injectable treatments have become quite popular in bringing smiles to many. If you don’t want to go under the knife when it comes to beauty treatments, dont want any downtime and do not want anyone to know that you had something done , these non-invasive methods are what you need. Botox and Fillers are the secret of beauty of all the movie stars and pop stars.
Botox and fillers are the two most popular non-invasive treatments that delay premature ageing. So let’s understand what these treatments are and the difference between botox and cosmetic fillers.
Botox Vs Cosmetic Fillers
Botox: Botox is a brand name of Botulinum toxin – a natural, purified protein . The product is a result of decades of research and has been used extensively by the doctors all over the world for treatment of varietiy of problems .Botox is one of the safest and most certified products in the medical and cosmetic field.
With ageing, some facial muscles become hyperactive and cause expession lines like frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines and crows feet at the outer angle of eyes. These lines make one look older and tired. Botox is directly injected into the hyperactive muscles underneath the lines through tiny needles , in tiny amount. Botox injection reduces the muscle overactivity and relaxes the muscle , resulting in smooth, wrinkle free skin and relaxed look.
Cosmetic Fillers: We are born with plenty of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and collagen present in our skin . As we age, this Hyaluronic Acid and collagen in our skin starts reducing and skin become thinner and wrikled . Cosmetic fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid in gel form and are injected into skinfolds and hollowed out areas to make the face smooth and youthful .
Cosmetic Fillers are injected into the skin and shows an immediate filling effect and correct the localised loss of volume. This stimulates the deteriorated collagen and the newly produced collagen network in the skin strengthens the tissue connectivity. This stimulates elastin production regaining structural support and elasticity, and the skin quality also improves visibly.
Let’s take a quick look at the conditions that botox and cosmetic fillers are preferred for.
Difference between Botox and Cosmetic Fillers
Botox and Fillers are both injections that are given into face to make it look more attractive and youthful , but they are very different in many aspects
1. Botox and fillers are used for different problems in face . Botox is used for certain types of wrikles that are caused because of muscle action – like frown lines , crow feet
Fillers are used for folds like smile lines , marionette lines , for lip plumping and for hollows under the eyes.
2. Botox is injected into the muscles beneath the skin . Fillers are injected into the skin or in the fat below skin but not into the muscle.
3. Result of Botox appears after 4-5 days. Result of fillers are instant .
4. Result of Botox last for 3-5 months . Result of HA fillers last 6 months to 2 years depending on the filler.
So what is best for you, Botox or fillers? The best way to find out is to consult the doctor in person and discuss your goals and expectations .If you have more doubts, feel free to walk in an as what you’re looking for. Beauty is a birthright. You ask for it, and we wait to provide it!
About the Clinic and Doctor
Dr. Priti Shukla is the best female cosmetic surgeons in Hyderabad. She has 18 years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery and thousands of satisfied patients. Ambrosia Clinic is leading skin plastic surgery clinic of Hyderabad since 2009. Our team of dermatologist and Plastic surgeons at Ambrosia clinic offer services like hair transplantation, laser, skin care and plastic surgery.