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What is Botox (Botulinum Toxin) Made of?

What is Botox (Botulinum Toxin) Made of?
February 5th 2018
What is Botox?   Botox (BTX) is a prescription medication that is administered via intramuscular injection. Through its active ingredient, onabotulinumtoxinA (botulinum toxin A), it temporarily blocks the release of acetylcholine. This neurotransmitter controls the communication of impulses between the muscles and the nerves, allowing for muscular movement. By preventing the discharge of this chemical, Botox halts movement and relaxes the muscles.   What is BTX used for?   Botox may be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including:   focal spasticity cervical dystonia blepharospasm strabismus urinary incontinence hyperhidrosis chronic migraine   Additionally, it may be used for the cosmetic treatment of glabellar lines and crow’s feet in adults.   What is Botox Made of?   Botox’s active constituent, botulinum toxin type A, is sourced from Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Overexposure to this substance ...

What are Collagen Fillers Used For?: Types and Side Effects

What are Collagen Fillers Used For?: Types and Side Effects
January 11th 2018
What are collagen fillers? Collagen is a type of protein found abundantly in the human body. It exists with diverse levels of mechanical strength to provide structure and shape to various organs. Skin is supple to touch, all thanks to the vast network of collagen fibres interconnected with each other to form a firm skin structure. In the beauty industry, collagen is a permanent fixture, as it helps to turn back time on aging skin. Soft tissue fillers made from collagen replenish lost or damaged collagen. Usually, collagen fillers are made from bovine sources or human cells for best performance. Their excellent bioresorbability makes them to have short residence time, with effects lasting between an average of 3 to 4 months.   What are collagen fillers used for?   Like most dermal fillers, collagen implants are used to correct facial imperfections (e.g. scars, wrinkles, and creases) and define and enhance facial contours and features. All in all, with appropriate treatme ...

What are Dermal Fillers Used For and Side Effects?

What are Dermal Fillers Used For and Side Effects?
December 21st 2017
What are Dermal Fillers? Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectable solutions that doctors inject into a patient’s skin to help fill in facial lines and wrinkles for a radiant and smoother appearance. Doctors also use cosmetic fillers to add volume, enhance the lips, and contour the face. Most facial fillers are temporary, as they get absorbed by the body over time. Some patients may need more than one injection, depending on their skin type, condition, and desired results.   What are Dermal Fillers Used for? Dermal fillers are used for diminishing the appearance of facial wrinkles, and restoring lost volume in the facial area. Use fillers to smooth out and add volume to deep creases, such as laugh lines or nasolabial folds, as well as for plumping the lips. Facial fillers can be also used for filling out hollows under the eye area, augmenting the cheeks, reducing the appearance of facial acne scars. Some fillers can be used to boost the skin’s hydration.   For ...