Let’s talk about Botox and fillers today and bust the common myths surrounding them. Botox is a neurotoxin which temporarily relaxes the muscles. It is commonly used to relax the upper part of the face like frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. Effect comes in 4-7 days and lasts for about 4-6 months. It is not true that wrinkles come back a lot more or you get used to it. In fact, this treatment is also known as hibernation therapy which means that your muscles go in to hibernation mode for these 4-6 months, so when they come back they aren’t as bad as before and probably will never be even if you don’t take the toxin again.
Fillers are hyaluronic acid gels which come in pre filled syringes. They can be used to plump up and lift any area which is deficient either due to bone structure which can happen in young or ageing process. Fillers can be used to lift a sagging cheek or make a perfect jawline or plump up thin lips. They last for 1-3 years depending on where they are injected. You see the effect immediately and this goes on increasing for the next 2-4 weeks.
These procedures are absolutely safe in expert hands. Consult your doctor today for any further clarifications.