By Dr. Priyanka Ghatge, Cosmetic Physician
The first place where wrinkles start to pop up is on the forehead. Earlier, surgery used to be the only anti ageing treatment for face. However, nowadays, BOTOX and fillers have become immensely popular measures which have made surgery for this problem nearly obsolete and hence considered as the latest and the best anti ageing treatment.
Here is everything you need to know about Botox and fillers and also making the choice about which one is best for you:
BOTOX (Bototulinum Toxin)
BOTOX is usually used to treat dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those wrinkles which are caused because of muscle movement. BOTOX works by injecting bototulinum toxin which stops the nerve from making the movement which causes the wrinkles. However, it must also be accepted that BOTOX only lasts for 3 to 4 months and a lot of complications may develop due to BOTOX as well.
Dermal fillers are used to treat static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are those wrinkles which are visible only when the face is relaxed. Static wrinkles are caused by the dermal layer of the skin becoming thinner. Dermal fillers are good at stopping these types of wrinkles from appearing by making the dermal layer thicker. There are several types of fillers as well, including fillers with hyaluronic acid to fillers with collagen.
Which one is for you?
As mentioned earlier, whether you use any of these new anti ageing treatment BOTOX or dermal fillers, depends completely on what type of wrinkles you have. The cosmetic surgeon generally recommends BOTOX injections, if you have dynamic wrinkles and dermal fillers if you have static wrinkles.