Cosmetic fillers and other injectables are becoming popular to treat expression lines and wrinkles.
There are some things that need to be known about this injectable before you go and book an appointment. Fillers not only tighten or smooth skin; they also change the facial profile to a more youthful look. A filler injection can make the following changes on ones face.
Create fuller lips
Pad out hollow eyes and cheeks
Fill in deep folds, like the bracket lines that run from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth.
Hydraulic acid fillers such as Restylane, which is popular now, can last up to 12 months; whereas synthetic fillers like Radiesse last 12 to 18 months. Injectable filler that will most probably last for several years will be fat transfers. Fat is extracted from another body part and injected into your face after processing. The probability of the fat not staying for long and being absorbed back into the body is high.
How much do they cost?
Depending on where you go for your procedure, you might be charged 150 per 0.5ml syringe; 220 per 1ml syringe and 250 per 1ml volift syringe.
Other areas charge a single unit of non-fat filter filler for about 500-600, with treatment along the lines around the mouth, where you would require 1 ampoule filler; the costs would be 600-800.
Risks associated with fillers.
During surgery, there is a possibility of significant complications occurring if a surgeon injects the filler into blood vessels which can
lead to potential skin loss.
Permanent fillers also have significant effects that can be long-term.
Anti-ageing properties of the botulinum toxin, which is sold as Botox and Dysport are used to treat facial imperfections.
Botox is injected into the face to:
Prevent skin from creasing and causing wrinkles;
It is highly effective for treating expression lines on the forehead, crows feet around the eyes and turkey neck lines found in the throat.
Where you can get Botox
It is a prescription-only drug. Botulinum is a potent bacterial neurotoxin that when administered incorrectly, it has severe consequences. It is only prescribed by doctors in appropriate times and injecting it to a patient should be done under a close supervision of a doctor.
Non-invasive procedures like dermal fillers and Botox are considered low risk but this does not mean there is no risk.
Cost for Botox
It all comes down to the amount in units -of Botox being injected. This will also be determined by how active your muscles are.
A single unit costs around 9-15; treating the forehead would require 10 to 20 units, which makes the total cost at about 90-300.
Your practitioner may also have varying charges to the standard charges stated.
How long does Botox Last?
Effects of Botox do last three to four months but with ongoing treatments, they can last longer.
Risks of using Botox
The following effects are felt temporarily on the restricted area of injection.
Swelling at the site of injection
Numbness or feeling pins and needles
Other areas Botox can be used are in:
Countering excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, on palms, feet or armpits.
Helping people with MS and cerebral palsy.
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