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Are dermal fillers Better than Botox?

Modern women know the value of youth and beauty, so the priority of the fair sex at the present time is professional cosmetic services. In this case, folk remedies are losing their relevance more and more. As is known, one of the most obvious signs of age-related changes are wrinkles. To eliminate them and extend youthfulness, aesthetic medicine offers hardware and injection methods. Are dermal fillers Better than Botox?

What is a facial filler?

Fillers are drugs that are injected into the tissues of the face to fill the lack of volume, correct asymmetry, fill wrinkles, to simulate the shape of the oval. There are two types of fillers: resorbable (biodegradable) and non-resorbable (biodegradable). The second type is static in the body, in its formula contains silicones and other chemical compounds that do not react chemically in the human body. These dermal fillers are not currently used. Biodegradable fillers are generally eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system 6 to 18 months after injection.

Fillers are not capable of affecting muscle contraction processes. Hyaluronic filler gels are injected for intradermal filling of the subcutaneous space (from superficial wrinkles to deep creases and folds). Through injections, wrinkles in the periorbital and perioral areas, nasolabial folds and forehead wrinkles are smoothed. An additional advantage of the filler is that it activates the process of neocollagenesis in the dermis due to the content of hyaluronate. The production of new collagen fibers provides a clear rejuvenating effect.

What is Botox for the face

Botox is a botulinum toxin type A, produced by the American company Allergan. The drug allows you to solve the problem of negative facial expression by relaxing facial muscles. Intramuscular injection of botulinum toxin type A blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to muscle fibers. As a result, the activity of facial muscles is reduced, wrinkles and folds are smoothed, and tissue atrophy is slowed down. Botox works for 5 to 9 months.

Which is better to choose?

Botulinum toxin injections are optimal for getting rid of expression lines: 

forehead, bridge of the nose, nose wrinkles. Dermal fillers are a means of eliminating surface and deep wrinkles caused by lack of tissue volume: the nasolabial folds, wrinkles, and the zygomatic area. The choice of injectable medication is made by a dermatologist, based on the nature of wrinkles, the anatomy of the patient’s face and the presence or absence of contraindications for the introduction.

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