Botox prevents and treats expression wrinkles. These are the wrinkles of the forehead, glabellar wrinkles (wrinkles of anger) and eye wrinkles - crow's feet. Also, with botox injections we can improve the oval of face and the neck wrinkles. Botulinum toxin , so, make the neck and face look younger and more relaxed.
Botox - Unwanted effects
When botox applied by an expert, it rarely displays side effects. If these appeared, are transient and mild. When botox applied specific rare displays side effects. If these occur are transient and mild. Side effects of botox are possible bruises (ecchymosis) at the injection point which disappear in a few days or nonsymmetrical reduction of wrinkles which corrected during the review that takes place in 15 days. Sensation of heaviness may occur during the first few days after botox injections but disappears quickly. People who previously had contracted by botulism (rare in Greece) have developed antibodies against botox and don't benefit from the drug, only a little. More serious side effects such as ptosis, described when botox applied by non-experts.
Botox - How often should be done
To have lasting, continuous and successful action of botox, this should be done in smallest possible amount that can act with the maximum time interval. The botox is good to applied approximately 2-3 times a year (in special cases it may take up to 4 botox repetitions per year). If it does too often, then the organism shows strength and eliminates the botox more quickly, with result botox will have poorer results in the future. The micro-dose (retouch) of botox should be done between 10- 16 days, and not after that time, because otherwise the organism perceives it as a booster dose, with result the rapid development of resistance and reduced duration of botox in the future.
Botox - Instructions after Therapy
- Remain in an upright position for 3 hours after the botox application in the face.
- Don't lie down for 3 hours after botox.
- Don't rub the area of application of botox right after and for three days.
- Don't overheat the area that botox injections were made for 3 days. So, after botox is not recommended the use of very hot water or hairdressing techniques that warm the forhead.
- Avoid hard physical activity for three days after the botox.
- Avoid alcohol and aspirin for 3 days after the botox.
One of the most modern, efficient and safe treatments of cosmetic dermatology today, is the disappearance or the smoothing of facial wrinkles using a drug called hyaluronic acid. This is an alternative combination therapy that can improve or correct imperfections of the facial characteristics, giving a very natural result, without surgery. Hyaluronic acid provides hydration, firmness, fills lips and makes angles.
Hyaluronic acid is a glucosamine protein, a molecule which exists in nature. It is a major structural component of the human organism and is identical in most types of organisms and in all tissue types.
In very simple terms, in our skin and also in the skin of all mammals there are Hyaluronic acid molecules which with Elastin and collagen molecules, produced at a constant rate from cells called fibroblasts.
With the passage of time, fibroblasts degenerate and dwindle in number with result the skin becomes slim, loses its volume and firmness. Given that hyaluronic acid is an extremely hydrophilic molecule (binding water up to 1000 times its weight), the loss as a structural component of tissues, leads to an image of dehydrated, slim and brittle skin, with result the formation of slim wrinkles and deep aspects of the skin.
Hyaluronic acid fills the wrinkles around the lips, mouth, acne scars and increases the volume to lips and cheekbones. Thus, it can be used in young people. Hyaluronic acid is a substance prepared in the laboratory and imitates ours that exists in the skin, mucosa and joints. We introduce it in the skin with injections.
It can be used as filler and also like mesotherapy. It depends on what needs the person has. A young patient who smokes needs mesotherapy on the whole face for hydration and shine. If wrinkles appeared before the age of 30, around the mouth, the patient needs filler topically. A patient with deep facial wrinkles needs a combination of filler and mesotherapy, while for empty cheekbones and lips that needs strengthening, filler. The treatment is fast, painless, the substance contains an anesthetic and the procedure is tolerated.
There are several types of hyaluronic acid on the market. The lasting can reach the 18 months, but the average is 1 year. These were about the filler. Mesotherapy on the other, needs repetitions 4 times during the year to see the beautiful result and to have duration. This is because the hyaluronic mesotherapy are thin and we import more superficially.
The whole process takes 30-40 minutes and the results are visible immediately. After treatment typically required the application of ice topically at the injection point for about 2 hours. Then, may appear a little irritation and edema at the injection point due to injections, which subsides in 24-48 hours and can be covered easily, usually with make-up. In the case of the lips, which are more sensitive, edema may last a little longer.
Because as a molecule is almost identical to that which exists in the human tissue, the injectable hyaluronic acid is characterized by excellent security.
This is a completely inactive substance which means that:
- it doesn't cause allergies.
- it doesn't cause reactions.
- it doesn't create inflammations.
Also, it doesn't show voltage shifting, so where it be injected there it remains, maintaining the desired result for a long time.