Botox is neuro toxin that relaxes muscle mainly used in face to relax facial muscles and decrease wrinkles on face. In cosmetology, it’s most commonly done procedure. It can also be combined with fillers to enhance or improve facial aesthetics. It comes with various brand names. The most commonly used are botox (allergen), disport, etc. It is done as office based procedure.
Dermal fillers, also known as injectable implants, soft tissue fillers, or wrinkle fillers are medical device implants approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in helping to create a smoother and/or fuller appearance in the face, including nasolabial folds, cheeks and lips and for increasing the volume of the back of the hand. Comes with various brand name juviderm, restylane, etc. The FDA has approved dermal fillers made from absorbable or temporary material for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and skin folds, such as nasolabial folds, which are the wrinkles on the sides of your mouth that extend towards the nose often referred to as “smile lines” or “marionette lines.”
The FDA approved a dermal filler made from non-absorbable (permanent) material ONLY for the correction of nasolabial folds and cheek acne scars in patients over the age of 21 years.
The FDA has approved some dermal fillers for the restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
The FDA has approved several absorbable dermal fillers for uses such as lip and cheek augmentation in patients over the age of 21, and the correction of contour deficiencies, such as wrinkles and acne scars.