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Your doctor has recommended you to undergo treatment with Hyaluronic Acid or Botulinum Toxin Type A and has given you this informative pamphlet. To receive additional information or if you have any queries about these treatments, please contact your doctor.
Botulinum Toxin Type A contains a highly purified natural protein which origin is bacterial.
The muscles that cause dynamic lines, such as facial wrinkles, are injected with a small amount of Botulinum Toxin Type A.
The injection temporarily prevents nerve signals from reaching the muscle, so it is relaxed. By relaxing the muscle, skin relaxes.
The treatment may only last 10 minutes and most patients resume normal activities immediately afterwards.
The natural effects of the first treatment usually lasts up to 4 months. Botulinum Toxin Type A should only be injected by an experienced doctor who knows the exact points to be treated and the precise amounts that should be used, obtaining a desired natural aspect.
Alternative treatments to reduce facial lines exist, please talk to your doctor of the differences and achieve the best desired effects for you.
Can side effects occur after treatment?
Side effects, if they appear, are from mild to moderate and are usually temporary.
Most side effects experienced by patients are temporary and are associated to the injections (example: pain on injecting, redness, swelling, etc.)
If you choose an experienced physician, the risk of these side effects occurring are minimized (though not eliminated).
Doctors know the effectiveness of Botulinum Toxin Type A is due to its potent action on the nerve tissue.
The theoretical risk that Botulinum Toxin Type A originates unwanted effects beyond the area of the injection is minimal.
Healthy skin needs moisture, not just using moisturizers on the outermost layer, but also in other levels of the skin. Hyaluronic Acid attaches itself to the water present in the skin, so it has an important role in moisturizing. The shape and volume of the skin depends largely on the level of Hyaluronic Acid, which decreases with age.
One way to treat wrinkles and facial lines is to replace the lost Hyaluronic Acid with an injection of a synthetic filler of Hyaluronic Acid to replenish and moisturize.
One way to treat wrinkles and facial lines is to replace the lost Hyaluronic Acid, with an injection of synthetic Hyaluronic Acid filler to replenish and hydrate skin levels. As a result, volume and skin tone increase where lines and wrinkles are reduced.
Hyaluronic Acid, which is found naturally in the skin, does not require allergy testing and is suitable for all skin types.
Other treatments can be used to reduce facial lines, the differences should be discussed with your doctor.
How do you apply?
Hyaluronic acid treatment can last between 15 and 30 minutes. An anesthetic cream can be applied to the area treated, for example in sensitive areas (around the lips)
The doctor injects the Hyaluronic Acid below the surface of the skin using a fine needle to reduce discomfort. A higher density of Hyaluronic Acid is injected slightly deeper to address more intense lines.
You may notice slight swelling or redness of the area after treatment, these reactions will disappear within a few hours.
The results of treatment are not permanent, lasting between 6 to 9 months, after which, treatment should be repeated to achieve an optimal effect.
How do I care for my skin?
Here are some simple rules to help your skin be healthier: