Botox, fillers, threads? What are they? What’s the difference? And, other information you need to know about semi invasive procedures before getting them done.
We all have our insecurities. Maybe you want a sharper nose or more defined cheekbones. You may also desire to have slimmer more angular arms or a tighter stomach. Alas, invasive cosmetic procedures that work on these trouble spots cost a hefty amount of money. A nose job itself would cost around PHP 40,000 to PHP 300,000. Luckily, times have changed. We are now presented with multiple options. One of them being semi-invasive procedures that cost less with half of the downtime. Now, you can get a Hiko Nose Lift that uses PDO threads to create a semi-permanent change to your nose bridge.
There are other semi invasive procedures that tackle different areas of the face and body. These procedures are considered semi invasive because they are surgical techniques that limit the size of incisions needed and so lessen wound healing time, associated pain and risk of infection.
If you’re curious to know more about semi invasive procedures, then check out the top 3 most popular aesthetic procedures in the market. You can find them in many of the clinics around the Philippines with different variations of the same procedure. Nonetheless, you must ask a professional before undergoing any of these semi invasive procedures.
We’re sure you’ve heard of Botox. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills even had a Botox party where guests were free to inject the Neurotoxin. Well, Botox is a brand name of the protein botulinum toxin type A. There are other brands such as Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin.
What do they do?
In the most basic form, Neurotoxin Injections ‘freezes’ muscles. It smoothens out fine lines and wrinkles. It’s usually the answer to crow’s feet, 11’s, frown lines, and more. You can also get Neurotoxin Injections on your body. There’s a Barbie arms and legs procedure that promotes the appearance of smaller body parts.
Lots of people confuse fillers with Botox, but they actually have completely different uses. If Botox freezes, fillers fill. They smoothen and plump up the skin by lifting the skin and adding the appearance of fullness to them. All in all, it helps your skin stay youthful and finesse.
What do they do?
Dermal fillers are also injectable procedures. They tackle volume loss, wrinkles, and plumping up certain areas of the body. For fuller lips, you can get Dermal fillers injected to the top and bottom of your lips for a fuller look. For deep under eyes, you can get Dermal fillers added to fill in the thinning area around your eyes.
Gaining popularity over the past few years are PDO Threads. PDO stands for polydioxanone, a synthetic, monofilament, flexible, raw material that is absorbed by the body through hydrolysis. Over the years they’ve been improved to slightly reconstruct certain areas of the face to fill them out. You can lift and tighten sagging or lose skin with PDO Threads.
What do they do?
The most popular procedures that use PDO Threads are the Hiko Nose Lift and the Fox Eye Lift. These two procedures gained popularity through Tiktok showcasing their immediate results with little to no downtime. You can achieve sharper tighter features by pulling the sunken skin on your face with two intertwined threads.