Botox® and fillers, although completely different, have always been compared to each other. Both procedures involve needles injected into the skin, Botox® is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. While fillers are used to plump skin, giving individuals a more youthful appearance.
Botox® can also be used to treat medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). It is the safest product, and it is certified in the medical and cosmetic field. 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. This can easily be masked by makeup. There are no long-term side effects of having wrinkle injections, meaning patients can resume their usual activities straight away, and can also fly post-treatment. 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.
Fillers contain Hyaluronic Acid that is naturally produced inside of our bodies. As we get older, the production of Hyaluronic Acid is diminished, leaving the skin loose and unsupported, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. By targeting folds and wrinkles, fillers add subtle volume to the face, giving patients a fresher, younger appearance.