If dermal fillers and Botox are on your radar – you’re not alone, but not everyone has the confidence to seek answers beyond costs, efficacy duration and the ouch factor. So, why are Botox and dermal fillers still steadily rising in popularity? Because they don’t just smooth and plump – their benefits boost beyond.
A recent study published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery has shown that Botox could improve the elasticity and pliability of skin for up to four months – smooth plus strength! Not only that, it has been shown it temporarily reverse the damage to skin elasticity caused by Ultraviolet radiation for approximately four months.
If you’re not sold on the promise of oils to aid scarring and creams to fade lines, the future can be smoothed out with the latest scar prevention treatment – Botox that is. According to research from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, those patients whose scars were injected with Botox immediately following surgery, were lower and narrower after six months compared to those treated with a placebo.
So how exactly does Botox work to minimise scarring? Simply put it acts as a tension reliever. When injected around the scar, it minimises the movement of facial muscles, which allows the surgical scars to heal better as they’re not being stretched.
When it comes to dermal fillers, it isn’t about simply filling the gaps. Modern-day fillers work to define and restore definition in your face. Fillers can be used almost anywhere on the body – face, nose, lips, neck, décolletage and hands. And, the filler rejuvenation process isn’t at all a complicated one. In fact, today’s leading dermal fillers are revolutionary gel-like substances which are less invasive and more apt for facial restoration.
Why? Because the safest fillers are created from hyaluronan – which is naturally present in our skin – addressing problems relating to fine lines and the changing contours of the face. And, because these modern fillers are in-keeping with our skin’s natural make-up, they last much longer.
Don’t be afraid to step up and ask a few questions – it's important to arm yourself with all the facts before committing to any procedure, and its equally as important to seek the answers from a trusted team of cosmetic experts.