Botox is used for treating some muscular conditions medically and removing wrinkles by paralyzing the muscles temporarily. It is usually made from a neurotoxin known as botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Botulinum toxin is a therapeutic protein and has attained great success in aesthetic application over the years.
It is used in small concentrations, as large doses are lethal, that work by preventing the signals from nerve cells to reach the muscles, thus paralyzing them.
The nerves produce a chemical known as acetylcholine or a neurotransmitter, where nerve endings get together with muscle cells so that the muscles contract. Acetylcholine attaches to the receptors on muscle cells and thus, causes muscle cells to shorten or contract.
Injected botulinum toxin stops releasing acetylcholine by preventing the contraction of muscle cells. Botulinum toxin causes a decrease in the abnormal muscle contraction, allowing muscles to become less stiff.
Botox is amongst the most popular and non-surgical cosmetic treatment, that administers almost 6 million Botox treatments every year.
This is neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum. The organism is usually found in natural environment where it is non-toxic and is largely inactive.
It helps in decreasing wrinkles and fine lines by destroying underlying muscles.
It is used for treating migraines, excessive sweating, muscular disorders, bowel disorders and some bladder.
Botulism is an illness that occurs due to botulinum toxin. This may lead to respiratory failure and can be deadly.
Dermal fillers, also known as soft tissue fillers, are substances that have been made to inject beneath the surface of your skin for adding fullness and volume.
Dermal fillers can be used for smoothening the facial lines and wrinkles, creating fuller lips, giving proper shape to facial contours and rejuvenating your skin. The common areas to be treated are:
The effects of dermal fillers treatment are long lasting however, they are not permanent. The treatment time will depend on several factors such as:
The range of dermal fillers is proven to last up for at least a year in nose to mouth lines and six months in the lips. Once the initial treatment is done, there will be follow-up sessions for around every six to twelve months, depending on the individual and the treatment.
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