What is Botox and how does it work?
Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a natural purified protein that which temporarily relaxes facial muscles which are the cause of wrinkles and age lines. It can also be used to treat medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Botox is safe and certified in both the medical and cosmetic field.
What can Botox be used for?
Botox can be used on various areas of the face, ranging from the forehead to the frown lines between the eyes and the crows feet. Botox can also be used for Jaw Reductions by shrinking the mandible muscles, giving a more narrow and slimmer appearance.
American Vs Korean Botox?
The two dominant types used in the market are American Botox and Korean Botox. The main differences are in the price, with Korean Botox being the cheaper of the two, and the applicable muscle. American botox for example, works better for smaller muscles whilst the Korean alternative works better for larger muscles. However, both types can be used interchangeably with great results. To learn more about American Vs Korean Botox, and which you should choose, contact your mi-seoul team today!
Does the way of administering Botox make a difference
Absolutely! Only a knowledgeable and experienced physician should be the one administering the botox. To add, there are different techniques for injecting the botox which can give improved results. To learn more about administering techniques contact your mi-seoul team today!
What are Fillers and how do they work?
As we age, our cells lose their ability to produce more of their youthful compent and the natural collagen and elastin in the skin is reduced as a result. As a countermeasure, dermal fillers can make a noticable difference to one's appearance by adding volume, lifting and smoothening the targeted areas. Wrinkles will also be diminished through this process.
Discomfort during the injection is minimal as the treatment does not take long to perform. The aesthetic results from dermal fillers are seen immediately after the treatment and no scarring occurs.
What type of Fillers can be used?
Restalyn – Is a form of hyaluronic acid used for more superficial wrinkling but can also be used for overall filling of deeper winkles and to build volume. The effects of Restylane injections usually last about six months.
Juvederm – Juvederm products are a smooth consistency gel, compared to some hyaluronic gel products that have a granular consistency. This dermal filler is used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as the nasolabial folds. It can also be used to plump up lips, and reduce acne scarring. Juvederm is offered in different formulations, including Ultra and Ultra Plus. Juvederm Ultra is Allergan's version of a highly linked hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that competes with Restylane; it is most frequently used to fill superficial lines and can last 8-12 months.
Radiesse – is a synthetic material made up of calcium hydroxyapatite (30%) suspended in a cellulose gel carrier (70%). Because Radiesse is a thicker substance it's used for deeper wrinkles rather than superficial ones. Radiesse is considered a semi-permanent filler.
Belotero Balance – a hyaluronic acid type filler that's a multi-purpose filler due to its ability to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction. Its softer, more malleable texture means it can be used to treat several areas of concern, including nasolabial folds, vertical lip lines and lines at the mouth corner.
Sculptra – is not technically a filler because it does not add volume but rather stimulates collagen production in the areas where it is injected. Sculptra is a synthetic filler derived from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) which is distantly related to alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). It can be used for wrinkles and indented, “ice pick”-type acne scars as well as for general improvement in facial depressions especially where fat loss is problem. Results are not immediate and usually require multiple, biweekly treatments to obtain the desired improvement and then routinely to maintain the appearance.
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Botox is a pharmaceutical drug derived from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum known as botulinum toxin. It is used cosmetically to get rid of wrinkles and reduce jaw width by paralyzing the muscles temporarily. Medically botox can be used to treat certain muscular conditions and shrink hemmorhoids
Botox is used all throughout the world and is very safe and effective. However, results vary upon the skill of the person administrating it.
Filler injections are elective treatments used to conceal wrinkles, facial dents and enhance areas where there is a lack of volume. Fillers can also be used to make your lips fuller. When injected under the skin,a filler raises and plumps up that area.
There's many different types of fillers available on the market. Not all fillers are good and not all of them are suitable for the condition you wish to correct and improve. Therefore it is important to use an FDA approved filler which is most suitable for achieving the results you want. You should also be aware of fillers coming out from countries like China or Thailand which can cause adverse side effects when used.
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