Learn About Cosmetic Fillers and Neurotoxins
Modern cosmetic procedures and technologies have come a long way in the past few years. If you’ve been considering injectables such as fillers or neuromodulators, we’re here to clear up some misconceptions about them. Both neurotoxins and fillers are minimally invasive and require no recovery time after the procedure. They’re nonpermanent, requiring repeated treatments to maintain the same effect, and offer natural-looking results. Other than that, the two types vary significantly. Read below about the differences and feel free to call Kansas City Wellness Center for more information regarding cosmetic injectables.
Fillers, made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance already in our bodies, help produce collagen and elastin in our skin. As we get older, our bodies stop producing collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid that helps keep our skin firm, plump, smooth, and tight. Additionally, our cell turnover rates start to slow down, giving us deep expression lines around our mouth, forehead, and eyes. Fillers are FDA-approved to effectively and safely treat wrinkles in the skin. Kansas City Wellness Center uses name-brand fillers such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®.
Neurotoxins are also injectables; however, they use a substance called Botulinum Toxin Type A. They work by blocking nerve impulses in facial muscles, causing your muscles to relax. This makes expressions soften and dramatically reduces wrinkles in your face and neck. While the name “toxin” sounds scary, they are safe and FDA-approved. Popular neurotoxins we use are BOTOX® and Dysport®. Results appear on your body in one to two weeks, and without additional treatment, will wear off in three to six months. In some cases, we use these injectables to treat excessive sweating, vertical neck bands, and TMJ (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction). The experts at Kansas City Wellness Center will talk to you about your best option to restore your youthful look! Call us today to schedule a consultation.