One’s face keeps aging throughout life. The process begins when one reaches their 20s and increases further as the age advances. The effects of aging first show on your face and neck area and can get accelerated due to lifestyle, personal and environmental factors. Skin sagging, fine lines and wrinkles typically occur on cheek, eyelids, chin, neck, nose and forehead. Smoking, stress, diseases, dramatic weight loss and exposure to extreme temperatures can accelerate the process. Various measures and treatments like Botox, laser and dermal cheek fillers are available, which can regenerate your skin to gain some volume. Let’s quickly glance at what fillers and Botox usually are and how they help in reducing aging signs.
Filler – Dermal fillers involve injecting substances under one’s skin to reduce and remove wrinkles, skin sagging or lip enhancement. These treatments are safe, painless and have long lasting effects.
* Usage – Dermal fillers usually contain hyaluronic acid and collagen both of which are present in the human body. These substances when injected under the skin are able to remove wrinkles and fill in fine lines. The treatment is relatively inexpensive and can last for six to nine months.
Gel based facial fillers like cheek fillers are also available which give a longer lasting effect. These fillers contain microspheres, which are small round particles that are suspended under the skin to remove deep lines. The effect of this treatment lasts from 18 months to five years as well.
* Target face areas – Middle and lower part of the face responds best to filler technology.
Botox – Use of Botox is another way of removing wrinkles and improving one’s look. Fillers and Botox work very differently from each other. If you have experienced a volume loss in your skin then Botox will not be very helpful. It is not the ideal treatment to fill in any wrinkles or lines present in such area.
Some doctors recommend beginning Botox treatment when the skin has good volume in it and the creases just begin to appear. Botox treatments are not very effective once creases settle down in the skin.
* Usage – Botox tends to relax the muscles under the skin, which pull the skin and are the cause of lines and wrinkle formation.
* Target face areas – Areas near the eyes, lines between the eyebrows and those on forehead respond extremely well to Botox.