Wrinkle treatment options are increasingly abundant. Botox and dermal fillers are treatments done to reduce signs of aging by rectifying facial lines. Their popularity and prevalence have risen over the years.

They treat different areas of the face. However, both may be used as complementary treatments to achieve the desired results. It is important to weigh all the options available and also consult the health care provider before commencing on any treatment.

What Are Fillers And How Do They Work?

Dermal fillers are appropriate for static wrinkles, which are visible even when the face is relaxed and not making any expression. As human age, the volume of collagen in the skin reduces. This makes the skin thinner, reducing the ability of the skin to repair itself. This causes folds, wrinkles and a sunken appearance on the face. The sunken areas are injected with a filler to get the fullness.

These injections are used to add volume to the skin to enhance the appearance of certain facial features. For instance, lip fillers are used to add lip volume to improve their appearance. This helps your skin to achieve a youthful, as well as eliminate signs of aging that occur as a result of collagen depletion.

The filler treatment usually takes less than an hour. However, you can expect to see the results of filler treatment immediately. The results last longer than Botox. You will need maintenance treatment once they wear off.

What Is Botox Treatment And How Does It Work?

Botox is used to reduce dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles. These are the lines that occur naturally around the mouth, eyes and between the eyebrows due to aging. The movement of the muscles in the face that cause lines and wrinkles is reduced hence lessen the appearance of the wrinkles.

These injections do not require a recovery time. You will be able to resume your daily activities comfortably. You may see some results from your Botox treatment immediately, but full effects may take up to two weeks before they appear. The effects last up to four months. After, you will require additional treatments to maintain the results.

Side Effects

Both Botox and fillers carry the risk of side effects just like all medical procedures. Therefore, it is crucial to inform your healthcare provider if you have any medical conditions. Common side effects that are likely to occur with Botox treatment include bruises at the site of injection, redness and eye irritation, headaches and drooping eyelids.

Dermal fillers usually carry more side effects than Botox. Most side effects go away within two weeks. Some of the most common side effects include an allergic reaction, itching, bruising, redness, scarring, and sores. In severe cases, swelling of the face may occur. An allergy test is done before getting a dermal filler to reduce the risk of these side effects.

Before choosing between Botox and fillers, it is important to consider the kind of wrinkles you need to get rid of and how. Seek advice from a certified practitioner before getting any cosmetic procedure. Get the full details of any possible side effects and instructions about post treatment care. Also, get an outline of the results you should expect to see after the treatment. With this information, you will be able to choose the method that will suit your needs best.


Chlamydia is a condition which causes inflammation in the tip of the penis in men. As far as women are concerned, it leads to inflammation and irritation of the urethritis. It can manifest itself in many ways and there could be discharge in some cases – the discharge is usually clear in case of Chlamydia. There are other reasons which also could cause inflammation. Many men also have inflammation of the testicles when they are infected with Chlamydia. It is often accompanied by pain, both for men and women.

It Could Lead To Sterility

Though Chlamydia usually does not result in any external scars it could lead to swelling of both the male and female organs. This could lead to internal injuries and if left untreated, it could lead to sterility. The problem with this medical condition is that it does not have any signs externally apart from redness and swelling as mentioned above. Hence it is not very uncommon for people to mistake this disease and confuse it with other medical conditions.

Pregnant Women Should Be Careful

Women who suffer from Chlamydia virus should be careful because they could pass it on to the newborn babies. The child gets infected when it has to pass through the areas which are perhaps infected with this disease. There are many young babies who suffer from severe eye problems or have pneumonia. There are many women and men who also complain about pain in the rectum, which is also accompanied sometimes by discharge or bleeding. This usually occurs with those men and women who have anal sex. Having oral sex is also a reason for many to transmit this disease to the eye or throat. The infected eyes become droopy and swollen and if not treated properly, it could lead to blindness.

Is It Curable

There are many effective treatments available today which can cure Chlamydia, even in late stages. However, delaying the treatment could damage the fertility of both men and women and could damage the Fallopian tubes in women and the penile structure in men. Hence, early diagnosis is of paramount importance so that the disease can be fully cured before it reaches other parts of the body. Getting in touch with the doctor is the first thing you must do when a person is infected with Chlamydia.

An interesting article here from the staff at Monarch,  a Glasgow courier company who also operate a fleet of road haulage vehicles across the Uk and beyond.   The UK isn’t what anyone considers a hotspot of human trafficking – especially given the frequency with which countries such as Saudi Arabia, North Korea, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Chinese rural provinces are in the News. These high-population places are infamous for the misuse of humans in all facets of illegal activities.

Human Trafficking Comes to the UK

However, there is a significant problem with illegal immigrants in the UK, and the Lorries on which they are smuggled. Human trafficking has become a very rich operation for the degenerates willing to take advantage of human desperation, and one of the main things that UK authorities are doing to combat it puts them at odds with Lorry operators: fines. This doesn’t seem to be a good idea even on the surface, given that a sizable fraction of Lorry operators have no idea that there are human stowaways in their cargo holds. These humans are classified as “clandestine entrants,” and are very costly to the persons found transporting them – whether they were doing it unwittingly or not. This places Lorry drivers in a precarious position: if they find any clandestine entrants aboard once they reach port, or even in mid-transit, should they turn them in and accept the levied $2,000 pound fine (as of August 2015)? Or just let them go, since authorities don’t appear to be interested in hearing any stories. In fairness, it’s not like they could distinguish between true and false stories easily.

A Growing Problem for Truck Drivers

The number of clandestine entrants is growing explosively, and with such a large number of them trying to get to Britain from Calais by truck, drivers are becoming more and more disgruntled at having to pay fines for stowaways that they didn’t even know about – presumably. The law puts the onus on the drivers themselves to prove that they checked their vehicles thoroughly. Although this sounds like an easy solution, consider the case of a truck driver involved in road haulage, where clandestine entrants have resorted to some truly desperate acts to get onboard trucks – including climbing on moving vehicles. This driver detected what sounding like banging inside a trailer while on the road, and stopped to alert the authorities. Despite the record of proper action, the driver’s company was hit with several thousand pounds in fines for every one of the dozen migrants found inside. Even though the fine was later dismissed after an appeal, the company still lost nearly the same amount as the fine in the necessary legal bills to file the appeal in the first place! It truly, is a no-win situation for the drivers and the companies for which they work. Although the Home Office has expressly stated that their intent is not to punish law-abiding drivers who are doing their part as citizens to limit the presence of clandestine entrants, it doesn’t always translate that this is, indeed, the case.

How Lorry Drivers Can Protect Themselves

It’s important to pay attention to the letter of the law as proscribed by the Home Office in the case of fines for stowaways: if the driver of a truck is found to have carried out only a cursory, incomplete check, then the fine sticks. At 2,000 pounds per person, this can really add up – given that the clandestine entrants usually travel by the dozen these days.

  • check the locks on the back of your truck before you begin the journey – especially between Britain and Calais, as that is the preferred destination of most of the entrants
  • in the past, it was advisable to stop if you heard a bang inside the truck; but these days the stowaways can easily number 20 or more and this is inadvisable – just call the police instead if you hear anything
  • if you discern any sounds coming from the top of your truck whilst in mid-transit, do not attempt to apprehend anyone – just drive the truck to the border police at Dover, so that you cannot later be accused of ignoring any warning signs
  • most important of all, it is imperative that you perform a thorough check of your vehicle, as provided by the rules of the Home Office, so that if any clandestine entrants are discovered aboard, you won’t be held liable

The fact is, clandestine entrants is a problem that has more than tripled in just a year, so the civil penalties levied against truck drivers is a hasty stop-gap to try and stem the tide. Hopefully new legislation will come into effect that better deals with the problem, without heaping financial burdens on truck drivers who are just doing their jobs. Until that time, however, it is up to the lorry drivers to ensure that they are on the right side of the law.