What are the differences between Botox and Dermal Fillers?
(Botulinum toxin A) is a muscle relaxant. It has been use for over 25 years in hospital situations. The muscles most commonly relaxed with Botox for cosmetic reasons, are the frown lines between the eye brows and the laughter lines around the eyes.
Relaxing the muscles with Botox using tiny amounts injected into the muscle, means that the muscles can’t contract forming the lines and creases. Botox between the eye brows results in a smoother appearance taking away that worried or angry look. Botox round the eyes takes away the severe creases called crows feet.
Botox can be used to soften lines or take them away completely depending on the look you would like.
Many clients like the new fresh and happy look which helps them feel more confident.
It is important to have an experience health professional to do the treatments and it is very important to discuss the look you would like to achieve.
The treatment is quick and there is no down time. Occasionally there may be a small bruise which is easily covered by make up and will resolve in a few days. The result takes a few days to appear.
Botox lasts from three to six months before needing to be repeated.
Filler is usually a liquid gel made from Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is found naturally in the skin and so has a natural affinity with the product. There are many brands of filler and it is important that only reputable brands are used as they have been refined and tested world wide and are very safe to use.
Filler is injected under the skin immediately giving volume, filling out deeper creases and wrinkles. It is often called the lunch time face lift as the effect is immediate and the only side effect can be a little bruising which is easily covered by make up, or slight swelling which usually goes down overnight.
The areas usually treated with filler are the deep lines from nose to mouth, the lines from mouth to chin and also cheeks which have lost collagen. Filler can also bee used for lips. The softer natural look is very popular today.
The gel replaces lost collagen and recreates a younger fuller face which has been lost due to aging. Many clients feel 10 years younger as the sagging areas have been rejuvenated, filled and lifted.
Most clients report feeling much more confident and happy with the results
Determining what I should have:
Botox works on muscles to reduce wrinkles and filler creates volume to plump up sagging skin and wrinkles. Both treatments have a place and need to be used appropriately. Your experienced Health Professional can guide you in choosing the correct procedure to give to the results you are looking for.
Deciding what is best for you should be undertaken with a thorough consultation with your Health Professional and you should only decide to commit when you feel very comfortable with the decision you make.