Botox is a purified protein which is used to temporarily relax the facial muscles that result in lines and wrinkles. Botox can also be used to treat a few medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis and migraine.
Botox is not suitable for:
2 of 5
Dermal fillers are used to treat fine lines caused by collagen breakdown. Botox is used to treat the following areas: Moderate to severe frown lines, wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, corners of the mouth, and forehead creases. Botox works well for dynamic wrinkles that tend to appear when the face is in motion or making an expression. Dermal fillers are more suitable for static wrinkles, which can be seen even when the face is in a relaxed position and there are no expressions. Both treatment options work very well to recapture the youthful appearance depending upon what kind of wrinkles you have.
What is the nature of botox used to treat lines and wrinkles?
3 of 5
FDA has approved Botox (Botulinum toxin), an injectable neurotoxic protein, to smoothen the dynamic wrinkles. It is produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria.
Which of the following materials is/are approved by the FDA for making fillers?
4 of 5
The FDA has approved the following materials for making dermal fillers:1. Calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse) lasts for up to 18 months 2. Collagen lasts for about four months 3. Hyaluronic acid lasts for 6 to 12 months 4. Poly-L-lactic acid lasts for about 2 years 5. Polymethylmethacrylate beads only permanent material available for making dermal fillers
What is the route of administration used to deliver Botox and fillers?
5 of 5
Botox and fillers treatment is delivered through an injection. Topical anesthesia is given to the patient to numb the area prior to the injection of Botox or fillers. The health care provider adds the botulinum toxin or dermal fillers into a solution. This solution is then injected into the muscles at the strategic points. The patients can resume their normal activities right after the treatment but they are advised to refrain from any strenuous activity.