The most frequent mistake of patients is when we are asked to put Botulinum toxin in their lips. I still haven’t found where the confusion started, but Botulinum toxin is the abbreviation of botulinum toxin , a substance that has the role of inhibiting/decreasing the activity of the muscles in the injected area, thus eliminating the possibility of wrinkles. No longer able to make intense facial movements, the skin relaxes and wrinkles are reduced accordingly. It is recommended to perform some movements such as surprise, frown, wide smile to detect the Botulinum toxin injection points. There are also patients who want frozen face, which means a larger amount of b0tulinum t0xin, compared to patients who want to keep a more natural aspect of their expressions. It is a substance whose effect, once installed, only passes over time, the acceleration of the elimination of the effect or being given only by exposure to high temperatures (therefore, if a patient wants to eliminate the effect of injected Botulinum toxin, exposure to the sun, hot showers, sauna etc.)
Hyaluronic acid, on the other hand, is a substance for filling, volumizing, remodeling facial geometric shapes and angles. Wrinkles can also be filled with hyaluronic acid, but only in cases where they are deep enough, as is the case with nasolabial folds (smile lines on the sides of the lips). Most of the time, lip volumization, mandibular contouring, cheekbone volumization, dark circles filling and, in general, procedures involving filling surfaces or increasing volume are performed with hyaluronic acid. Those who want to remove their injected hyaluronic acid , can request a hyaluronidase injection. The acid is not removed, it is melted, the injected area returning to its natural shape. Hyaluronidase only dissolves the injected hyaluronic acid, it has no effect on human tissues.