Non-surgical cosmetic procedures involve products (such as Botox) or techniques that make the skin look smoother, or make marks on the skin less obvious.Botox, cosmetic fillers and other injectables are increasingly popular for treating wrinkles and expression lines.Injectable wrinkle fillers, unlike Botox injections that relax the muscle under a wrinkle, fill the line, crease, or area with one of several different substances. As a result, trouble spots nearly disappear.
BOTOX® is a purified protein injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crow's feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. These lines appear over time with everyday muscle activity of the face. Botox injections soften and relax wrinkles by preventing facial muscles from contracting.
Rather than just smoothing or tightening skin, an injectable filler aims to change the facial profile to a more youthful one. The injection of filler materials under the skin can fill in deep folds, such as nasolabial folds (also called “bracket lines”, running from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth), create fuller lips and pad out hollow cheeks and eyes. While collagen used to be the standard filler, hyaluronic acid with brand names like Restylane is now more popular.