Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Wrinkles appear as creases, folds or ridges in the skin. They occur during muscle contraction or as a result of volume loss, which is a natural part of our aging process. There are 2 types of wrinkles, dynamic and static wrinkles. Wrinkles that appear during muscle contraction only are known as dynamic wrinkles while those present regardless of our facial expression are static wrinkles. It is important to differentiate them as the treatment options differ from one another.
BTA (Botulinum Toxin type A)
BTA (Botulinum Toxin type A) is an injectable toxin that is used to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and lines. They prevent muscle contraction by blocking nerve transmission to specific muscles. There are effective in treating dynamic wrinkles.
In non-ablative laser therapy, the laser beam is able to penetrate through our skin and stimulate the growth of new collagen fibers at the dermis layer. By stimulating new collagen fibers, we will be able to achieve a firmer skin. It is a painless procedure with no downtime. The laser therapy is recommended to those with fine lines.
As we aged, we experience a certain amount of volume loss underneath our skin and result in wrinkles. To overcome it, dermal fillers can be injected into those areas to replace the losses and improves wrinkle.
How long does Botox last?
It lasts about 3-4 months and the unit of Botox you need will decrease over time.
How long it takes to have visible result post Botox injection?
It usually takes about 3-4 days.
Will laser therapy cause thinning of my skin?
No. Non-ablative laser therapy will not thin out your skin layer but help in collagen stimulation.
How long will dermal fillers last?
There are different types of fillers available and the longevity of each differs. Some last 8-12months while some last for 2 years.
When will I see the result post filler?
There will be instant improvement and the results will get better over time.