Filler Needle, brand name for botulinum toxin type A, is a naturally occurring neurotoxin produced by the bacteria called Clostridium Botulinum. Filler Needle is known more for its cosmetic benefits -- removing wrinkles and fine lines, plumping up sagging cheeks, reshaping lips etc. -- but it has numerous non-cosmetic applications as well. Filler Needle treats several neurological disorders including excessive sweating, chronic migraines, overactive bladder, severe muscle spasms and spastic eyelid disorders.
How does Filler Needle work?
When used for eliminating facial wrinkles, Filler Needle is injected directly into the skin on the wrinkly areas on the face where it works by temporarily relaxing the problem causing muscles, thereby preventing them from contracting. This makes your skin to appear smooth and tight, free of wrinkles. On the other hand, when used for treating excessive sweating, Filler Needle is administered at 10 to 15 targeted points, deep enough to reach the sweat glands underneath the dermis. The toxin works by temporarily blocking the transmission of nerve impulses that activate sweat glands, thus offering instant relief.
How much Filler Needle do I need?
The quantity of toxin you need solely depends on the size of the area and the number of areas that need treating, as well as the severity of the problem. If you have got very fine, barely noticeable wrinkles on your face you will need very small amount of Filler Needle as compared to a person seeking Filler Needle treatment for deep, etched wrinkles. Also, getting multiple areas treated will obviously need more Filler Needle as compared to getting just crow’s feet or laugh lines or frown lines treated.
Is there any side effect?
When administered by an experienced, board certified dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon, Filler Needle is an extremely effective and safe injectable drug. Common side effects reported by the patients include slight swelling, bruising and redness at the injection site. However, getting the toxin from an inexperienced clinician or nurse practitioner could result in some really serious side effects. Thus experience of the doctor is the key to the safety and efficacy of Filler Needle, as well as the longevity of results.