The connective tissues form glycosaminoglycans and extracellular matrices collagens called 'fibroblasts' present in the layers of our skin that give our skin itselastic, curvy, and supple look. These fibroblasts produce sufficient ECMs until a young age, but the development of collagen drops dramatically as we get older. Our face, known as smile lines, begins to appear saggy and wrinkly around the lips with decreased collagen. Owing to other causes, such as prolonged sun exposure, inadequate diet, and smoking, these smile lines may also be affected.
Again, they can be either static or dynamic with these smile line wrinkles. Dynamic smile lines are induced by over activity of facial muscles that contract when you smile more than normal, whereas static smile lines are simply caused by loss of skin health and decreased development of collagen.
What is Botox, and how does it function?
The neurotoxic protein is botulinum toxin, or Botox. Essentially, it acts like a nerve blocker to block signals from the nerves to the muscles that end with the axon, causing the muscles to contract and produce wrinkles. More specifically, it causes flaccid paralysis and decreases the function of the neurotransmitter responsible for acting on the neuro-signals. Therefore, for smile lines that are complex wrinkles in young adults, it is advised to use Botox.
What are fillers, and how do they function?
Fillers are biocompatible fluids that are produced to be inserted or installed under the skin artificially. The most popular forms of fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is also present in our body naturally. They will remain under the skin layers for several months when inserted in the correct amount and make it look even and smooth. In addition to static smile wrinkles, they are the perfect cosmetic option for treating all fine lines that are naturally caused by ageing.
What is Botox able to correct?
Botox only acts on wrinkles created by the movement of muscles. These are referred to as complex wrinkles, and are also called "lines of expression."
Lines on the face, between the brows and horizontal lines on the forehead, and around the eyes, are the most common complex wrinkles that Botox can treat. Smiling, frowning, squinting, and other facial expressions are triggered by these lines.
Wrinkles and fine lines caused by sagging or lack of chubbiness in the face would not work with Botox. These are known as wrinkles that are static. Lines in the cheeks, collar, and jowl areas contain static wrinkles.
Botox is not a procedure which is permanent. For continued wrinkle-reducing effects, repeated treatments are required. Most individuals find that Botox's muscle-relaxing effect lasts for 3 to 4 months.
What is it that dermal fillers should correct?
Different kinds of dermal fillers are intended for the treatment of various symptoms of ageing. They can, depending on the filler chosen:
Plumping up the thinning lips
Boost or fill up shallow areas on the face
The shadow or wrinkle under the eyes created by the lower eyelid is diminished or eliminated.
Fill in or soften the appearance of recessed scars
Static wrinkles, particularly on the lower face, fill in or soften
Those around the mouth and along the cheeks contain static wrinkles. Usually, these wrinkles are the result of collagen loss and elasticity in the skin.
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**Disclaimer: This content is neither a medical advice nor it imply a doctor-patient relationship.