10 Mar

What Is Belotero Balance

Belotero Balance is a dermal filler made with hyaluronic acid, a substance that is found in the skin. By injecting Belotero Balance into the skin it helps temporarily smooth out those unwanted folds, depressions formed by acne scars and wrinkles.

What does Belotero Balance treat?
It is common for treating facial problems that are associated with aging. Frown lines on your forehead, crow’s feet around your eyes, lines around the mouth and lips and laugh lines are common areas that are treated with Belotero Balance. Other applications this dermal filler is used for are augmenting the cheeks and lips or repairing small facial indentations created by acne or injury.

How is the treatment done and are there any side effects?
Like many of the dermal fillers on the market today, Belotero Balance is a procedure where you are making an injection into the treated area by using a very fine needle. When the filler is injected you will experience a pricking feeling, but most patients do not feel much discomfort, if any while the injection is being made. If you are sensitive to needles then you can request a topical anesthetic that numbs the area where the injection will be made.
The Belotero Balance treatment usually takes between 20 – 30 minutes depending on the amount of areas being injected. Once the procedure is complete you can resume your normal activities. You may experience some minor side effects like redness, mild swelling, and itching. In most cases these side effects only last one to two days, but sometimes they can last longer when injections have been made to the lips.

09 Mar

The Botox Treatment

There are many doctors that have been using Botox for years to treat facial creases and wrinkles. The name Botox is a toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Other brand names on the market are Xeomin and Dysport.

How does the Botox procedure work?
In simple terms, by injecting Botox into the desired area it blocks signals that go to the nerves then to the muscles. This leaves the injected muscle unable to contract which makes the wrinkles soften and relax.

The most common areas that Botox is used are your frown lines, lines around the eyes which are called crow’s feet and forehead lines. If you have wrinkles that were caused by the sun or gravity, then the Botox treatment will not work. Other areas Botox can be used are your chin, neck, corner of mouth and lip lines.

What is the procedure for Botox?
Actually, Botox is a very simple procedure and only takes a few minutes to administer. It is injected by using a very fine needle into the specified muscles and does not require anesthesia. At best there might be a slight discomfort when the needle enters the skin.
Once your injections are complete it usually takes anywhere between 5 to 7 days to have a full effect. It is a good idea to stop taking any anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin 14 days prior to your Botox treatment. This will reduce and type of bruising where the injections were made.

Once I have the Botox injections how long will they last?
The results of the Botox injections typically will last from 4 to 6 months then your muscle action slowly returns. The wrinkles and lines begin to become noticeable again.
As more treatments are applied over the months the wrinkles and lines can appear less severe each time since the muscles are being trained to relax.

Are there any side effects with the Botox treatment?
The most common side effect from the Botox treatment is temporary bruising. Some people might experience a headache but this is very uncommon. If you are having Botox done around your eyes you could see eyelid drooping which usually disappears in about 3 weeks. It is important to not rub the treated area for the first 12 hours after the Botox injections.

07 Mar

Botox Works Beneath The Skins Surface

Your face can acquire wrinkles from a combination of factors. Squinting a lot can create crow’s feet from the muscles around your eyes contracting, frowning results in the muscles around your brow contracting causing your skin to fold and unfold, lines in your forehead, lip lines, bunny lines and neck lines are all areas that Botox can smooth out for a younger look.

The Botox injections work beneath the skin’s surface which treats the muscle activity that creates those noticeable lines. The injections into the determined areas will temporarily reduce the muscle activity allowing the lines to smooth out. Botox will block the signals that go from the nerves to the muscles keeping them from contracting. This will make the wrinkles relax which in turn makes them soften.