Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic. It is commonly used cosmetically to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but there are also many medical benefits as well.
The great thing about Botox is that it is minimally invasive and requires no surgery. That means that there is no downtime during recovery. Many people get Botox treatments on their lunch hour and head straight back to work!
Botox blocks the nerve signals around the injection site. When the signal is interrupted it results in the muscle being temporarily frozen or paralyzed. With limited movement wrinkles and fine lines are reduced or even eliminated.
Dermal Fillers are injected beneath the surfaces of the skin to add extra volume and fullness to the area. They can be made with a variety of different substances including hyaluronic acid, polyalkylimide, polylactic acid, and polymethyl-methacrylate.
Dermal Fillers can be used to treat the signs of aging in various areas by adding fullness to the area. This includes plumping the lips, filling shallow areas of the face, softening scar tissue, filling in wrinkles or decreasing wrinkling under the eyes.
These treatments are minimally invasive, but they do still carry some minor risks. Most of these can be avoided by using a reputable provider. It is estimated that fewer than 1 percent of recipients experience side effects and those were very minor in nature.