When it comes to Botox vs fillers, which is best?
The line between Botox vs fillers can sometimes seem a bit blurred and, if you’re thinking about getting injectable anti ageing treatments, it’s probably all a bit confusing.
But considering the popularity of TV show like Love Island and the fact that high street shops like Superdrug are now offering Botox and fillers, there’s no doubt people are talking about them more than ever as we enter 2019.
So what are the key differences? At APSARAS Clinic we offer both, and have included some information below we think you’ll find useful when considering anti ageing injectables.
What is Botox and how does it work?
Botulinum toxin, the ingredient in Botox, is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat medical conditions such excessive sweating.
Does it have side effects?
While there is no real downtime associated with this treatment, it is important to note that you may encounter some slight bruising and swelling directly after treatment, due to the needle. There are no long-term side effects of having wrinkle injections, meaning patients can resume their usual activities straight away.
Who would this treatment suit?
This treatment can be used on a wide range of patients, and is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) for a short period of time. It can also be injected into the area around the side of the eyes to improve the look of moderate to severe crow’s feet lines.
How long does it last?
The treatment is used to soften the lines caused by facial expression and can be adjusted to ensure natural results. The duration of results is variable in between individuals but ranges from three to six months.
What are fillers and how do they work?
As we age, the natural collagen and elastin in the skin lessens, as cells lose their ability to produce more of their youthful component. By lifting and smoothing targeted folds and wrinkles by adding subtle volume, dermal fillers can make a difference to a person’s appearance, giving them a fresher look.
What does the treatment involve?
The procedure takes around 30-45 minutes and patients can expect to notice the effects for as long as 18 months after treatment. There is even precedence of results lasting up to 24 months in some cases, however, treatment with fillers is completely reversible.
Who would this treatment suit?
Facial fillers can be used on a wide range of patients, and are primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of lines and wrinkles. Other suitable candidates are those seeking to add structure and volume to the face.
Who should avoid this treatment?
There are no known risk to those who are pregnant or breastfeeding – but we would advise against having treatment under these circumstances.
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