Not all of us have the desire or the money to spend a lot of time on anti-age skin care. The real good news is that science confirms the effectiveness of a small number of tools, despite a huge variety of choices. Sunscreens and retinoids remain the staples of any anti-aging skincare routine.
- Application of antioxidant serum.
- Application of sunscreen.
- Application of retinoids.
Despite proper skin care, some women still notice that old age(Anti-Aging) is catching up. Others, even though they have never been particularly careful in skin care, are curious to know what else beauticians have to offer besides the use of creams, lotions and other drugs (which are often sold at overpriced prices and promise unrealistic results).
The visible signs of aging(Anti-Aging) can corrected with injectable treatments, the most common of which are botulinum toxin injections (commonly known as “Botox”) and dermal fillers.
To the general public, botulinum toxin is known as “Botox”. In fact, Botox is the trade name for a drug manufactured by Allergan. There are other forms of botulinum toxin including Azzalure and Bocouture. Moreove, Botox is the most popular and most widely used drug, so in what follows I will use this name solely for convenience.
In recent years, Botox has gained popularity and the number of these beauty shots continues to grow from year to year. Definitely, I advise more people who came to me for Botox injections than a few years ago. Botox has an interesting history, and its cosmetic effects were discovered by pure chance. Botox has been used by ophthalmologists since the early 1980s to treat muscular disorders of the eye. It was noticed that after treatment wrinkles around the eyes also disappeared, and by the end of the decade “Botox” was born for cosmetic use.
Injections can given to different parts of the face to get rid of wrinkles. The procedure gives results that are simply not possible with the application of a cream. I myself did it several times to get rid of very early wrinkles between the eyebrows (for this area, a super effective remedy). As a patient, I can say that the procedure is quick and painless.
Clinical studies with the participation of about 5,000 patients have shown that these new drugs have a faster effect than the famous Botox, and their duration of action is longer. This year, the German pharmacological laboratory Merz Pharma introduced a new form of toxin to the cosmetic market – Botox Bocouture.
It acts quickly, contains fewer protein substances, provides longer results and, in addition, unlike its predecessors, it can be stored at room temperature, which greatly facilitates its use in plastic surgery practice.
Where to use
As a rule, injections are used to remove wrinkles in the following areas:
- Forehead lines: These lines appear with age, often from the habitual raising of the eyebrows. The frontal muscle – a target for the toxin – forms horizontal folds on the forehead from excessive contraction. They can appear up to 20 years old and later.
- Wrinkles between the eyebrows: Also called glabellar or angry wrinkles, these are the vertical folds between the eyebrows. They arise from the repetitive contraction of a muscle called the proud muscle and the frowning muscle. To remove these wrinkles, injections are made at three or five points in this area.
- Crow’s feet: wrinkles on the outside of the eyes, resulting from smiles or laughter, and caused by repetitive contractions of the orbicularis muscle around the eye. They become more noticeable towards the end of the third – the beginning of the fourth decade.