The preference of injectable cosmetic treatments has been growing in popularity for over twenty years. Neurotoxin treatment is at the top of the options, however hyaluronic acid fillers are gaining significant ground among women’s preferences. Both of these injectable treatments are among the most popular anti-aging facial rejuvenation options that have very satisfying results in improving wrinkles and more. Many people get confused when talking about neurotoxin and hyaluronic acid thinking they are the same. In the question neurotoxin or hyaluronic, the answer depends on the needs of each individual skin, as each treatment offers different benefits and results.
Neurotoxin treatment consists of injecting neurotoxin into specific areas of the face and neck. The specific material works by weakening and temporarily inhibiting muscle mobility, preventing the formation of wrinkles and effectively treating existing ones. Neurotoxin is best used in areas of facial expression such as the forehead, mid-frown, crow’s feet, sides of the nose, but also in the neck area, to reduce the action of the platysma which is responsible for the appearance of vertical wrinkles like strings. In the forehead area, it can offer an immediate, non-surgical lift of the eyebrows and forehead as well as effectively correct any asymmetries in the height of the eyebrows. This treatment lasts from 4 to 6 months.
The neurotoxin treatment works against dynamic wrinkles, without inhibiting the mobility of the face, offering a completely natural and harmonious result. It temporarily and locally inactivates the muscles under expression wrinkles, resulting in their improvement since facial expressions are somewhat limited. In this way, the face acquires a more renewed and youthful appearance. However, neurotoxin therapy works primarily on expression lines, not static wrinkles caused by collagen loss. The solution to this problem comes from hyaluronic acid in the form of fillers.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that exists naturally in every human body, holding up to 1000 times its weight in water. However, over time the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases, with the result that this loss is felt in the facial area. Hyaluronic acid treatment replenishes lost volume, provides hydration and firmness to the skin, while enhancing certain features such as lips and cheekbones. It is indicated for the “filling” of static wrinkles that have been caused by the loss of collagen such as the nasolabial folds, or the vertical lines on the sides of the mouth, but also for wrinkles with intense depth. It is used in parallel with great effectiveness to improve the contour of the face. The duration of hyaluronic acid is 6 to 18 months, depending on the case.
The answer to the question neurotoxin or hyaluronic acid depends on the needs, special characteristics and age of each interested party. It is worth noting that these two treatments can be combined, with spectacular results. With the combination of the action of neurotoxin, which reduces muscle movement, and hyaluronic, with the application of which deep wrinkles are filled, the skin’s youthful appearance is restored and wrinkles are combated in depth. Ideal areas for applying the combination of these two treatments are the area between the eyebrows, neck, smoker’s lines on the upper lip, and the sensitive area around the eyes.
The right choice depends on the areas that concern each individual. Referral to a Plastic Surgeon specialized in the application of aesthetic treatments is extremely important, so that he can evaluate, based on the needs of each patient, what is the best option to achieve the ideal result without unpleasant side effects. The Plastic Surgeon in Athens, Maria Skolarikou, is at your disposal to advise you and suggest the best technique according to your own needs.