You had to look at yourself in the mirror over and over in the past week, do you really get your money’s worth? After a long and satisfying relationship, when a friend shares a photo of you on social media, you know you’ll find an answer when you look in the mirror. You know you don’t need to talk to your Allergan specialist any further from time to time, you need a permanent solution.
Fortunately, a recent scientific study has confirmed that Chemodenervation, popularly known as the use of a Botulinum-A agent combined with Hyaluronic Acid, gives our skin the lasting freshness we actually want to feel for longer. According to a new study by İsmail Küçüker, MD, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey, Department of Plastic Surgery and Radiology, using the two together reduces muscle activity in the treated area.
Cosmetologists and renowned Cosmetologists are smart enough to use Hyaluronic Acid fillers combined with Botox (Allergan) to temporarily reduce muscle activity and extend filler life. Researchers in Turkey used a live test model after approval by the Institutional Animal Studies Ethics Committee to demonstrate the approach more objectively. They injected a small amount of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler under the rabbit skin in front of each ear. This region has been specially chosen because it mimics the glabella, the flat part of the forehead in humans. The researchers used only HA filler on one side of the rabbit and then combined the HA filler with Botox on the other side.
The researchers then timed the test and compared both regions of the rabbit’s ears, using MRI scans, after timed MRIs three months apart. Follow-up scans confirmed that Botox slowed filler degradation by 42% compared to the non-Botox side. The difference was visible even in the photos and was quite measurable. The study claimed that premature deterioration is a common complaint for HA fillers alone. Combination of HA fillers with Botox type A, an objective measure of degradation volumes had not been previously evaluated; After testing, it presented advanced clinical results that led to the worldwide precise measurement of the use of HA fillers alone or in combination with Botox.
A 2013 report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals that most procedures involve only Botox, which is commonly sought in 9.5 out of 11 million procedures. But it won’t be long before the winds of change cause such significant changes as a breath of fresh air.