AN INJECTION OF YOUTH
For many of us, plastic surgery is the last resort for treating skin issues. Botox and cosmetic fillers are non-surgical alternatives that can help reduce wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging.
What is Botox and how does it work?
Botox is a protein derivative of the toxin Clostridium botulinum. In its pure form, it is the protein that causes botulism or food poisoning – but not to worry; it is properly diluted when used for cosmetic purposes and is perfectly safe. Botox relaxes the muscles by blocking nerve impulses and allowing wrinkles to relax at the point of injection. Several treatments are usually required to remove wrinkles or fine lines as they reappear becoming less severe after each injection due to increased muscle memory. Botox injections are non-invasive and any redness, soreness or swelling normally disappears within a couple of days. Botox can also be used to treat non-cosmetic issues such as excessive sweating, chronic pain and migraine headaches. Botox injections are quick and easy and the non-surgical face lift effects will last for a few months.
What are Cosmetic/Dermal Fillers?
Cosmetic fillers are made up of soft tissue fillers that are injected into the skin to improve the look of wrinkles and fine lines. Fillers can include:
- Collagen injections made of collagen proteins; a major skin component
- Hyaluronic acid gel is a lubricating gel that is naturally produced by our bodies that binds with water to plump the skin
So give yourself one less thing to frown about. For more information on the benefits of Botox or cosmetic filler treatments, contact the staff at Body and Soul Med and Day Spa in Mississauga at 905-814-0659. Mississauga’s best and most trusted day spa.