Research Proves Fillers Last Longer Compounded With Botox
How many times did you have to look at yourself in the mirror this past week wondering time and time again, are you really getting the bang out of your buck? You know you will find an answer next time you look at the mirror when a friend posts a picture of you over the social media after a long and hearty get together. You know that you don’t need more sittings with your Allergan specialist now and then, you need a lasting solution.
Fortunately, a recent scientific study has confirmed that Chemodenervation, popularly known as the use of an agent Botulinum-A used in combination with Hyaluronic Acid, actually gives our skin the lasting freshness we want to feel for longer periods of time. Using the two together reduces muscle activity in the treated area, according to a new study by M.D. Ismail Küçüker, Plastic Surgery and Radiology Departments, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey.
Cosmetologists and renowned Cosmetic Physicians have been wise enough to use Hyaluronic Acid fillers compounded with Botox (Allergan) to temporarily reduce muscle activity and prolong filler life. Researchers in Turkey used a live test model after the approval of the Institutional Ethics Committee for Animal Studies, to more objectively demonstrate the approach. They injected a small amount of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler under rabbits’ skin, in the front of each ear. That region was specifically chosen for it mimics the glabella, the smooth part of the forehead, above and between the eyebrows in human beings. The researchers used just the HA filler on one side of the rabbit, and then, combined the HA filler with Botox on the other.
The researchers then timed the test and after timed MRIs spaced three months apart, compared both regions of the rabbits ears by using MRI scans. The follow-up scans confirmed that Botox slowed filler degradation by 42% compared to the non-Botox side. The difference was even visible on photographs and was considerably measurable. The study claimed that early degradation was a common complaint for just the HA fillers. Although the combination of HA fillers with Botox type A an objective measurement of degradation volumes had not been previously assessed; that after the test presented improved clinical results that pioneered exact measurement of using HA fillers alone or compounded with Botox in the entire world.
A 2013 report of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals that a majority of procedures involve only Botox to be the widely sought after in 9.5 out of 11 million procedures. But it won’t be long before the winds of change have caused significant change like a breath of fresh air.