The concept of non-surgical facial rejuvenation is a recent development in the world of aesthetic medicine. Botox and fillers are not a substitute for surgery but their proper use can enhance the results of surgery. Also when we use this properly we may be able to postpone surgical procedures for a later time in life. Botox is the trade name of a product on the market by Allergan. Furthermore, Botox is a toxin or poison that was discovered to have aesthetic value in the early part of the 20th century. Its facial application was noticed when treating an eye disorder which was accompanied by the reduction of the mobility of the glabellar area – the skin between the eyebrows.
After further research and development on this substance, it became safe to use to temporarily paralyze certain facial muscles that cause wrinkling. For instance, injections occur in certain areas most notably. These areas include the area between the eyebrows, the forehead and the laugh lines near the eyes. This area is the so-called crow’s feet. Furthermore, the judicial use of this toxin – also known as Dysport and Xeomin – can temporarily paralyze the muscles that are responsible for wrinkles in these areas.
FILLERS – DERMAL FILLERS HAVE DIVERSE USES
Fillers or dermal fillers are substances that we commercially prepare and use to inject into various areas of the skin. And, the primary fundamental theory is that HYALURONIC ACID is a sugar substance found in abundance in the skin layer. This substance attracts water molecules and helps to keep the skin moist and plump. With aging comes the depletion of this substance and therefore our skin loses its youthful appearance.
There are several different companies that manufacture and market this substance. Juvederm, which comes in many forms is a common filler with versatile and very satisfactory performance. Restylane is a similar product in use in a similar fashion. Sculptra which has a calcium-base is a substance which has a slightly different mechanism of effectiveness, for instance by helping to create more collagen.
So, in summary, when doing these non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, the toxins relax muscles and decrease the ability to form wrinkles whereas the fillers attract water, plump the skin or as in the mechanism of Sculptra stimulate new collagen formation.
At Celebrities Choice, we offer these non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments by themselves or in conjunction with surgical procedures. So, if you want more information about our non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure, please contact us.
THOMAS P. TREVISANI MD
BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON