Fillers & Botox – What’s The Difference?

The pursuit for eternal beauty and youthful looks never stops, but with time comes wrinkles…

The cosmetic industry has flourished and is on the constant search for ingredients and products that will help in achieving that younger and smoother look.

In 2002, Botox earned FDA approval for so-called frown lines–wrinkles between eyebrows–marking the first time a pharmaceutical drug was given the green light for a strictly cosmetic purpose.

Botox and fillers are some of the most demanded and requested treatments, being the Nr. 1 and Nr. 2 favourites amongst clients.

So what makes these two treatments stand out from the other cosmetic services – it’s their long-lasting results. Both share the same use – treating wrinkles on the face, and each treatment is delivered via injection.

However, there is a slight difference between them – let’s dig deeper.

What is botox?

Botox is a muscle relaxer, made out of bacteria, that has been used for many different neurological disorders that can cause muscle weakness. Besides the use in the beauty industry, Botox is used as a treatment for migraines and other medical conditions.

The main use of Botox is to target the dynamic wrinkles, that occur around the eyes, the mouth, and between the eyebrows. As the skin ages, they become more accentuated, and injecting Botox on these places relaxes the muscles, not allowing them to move and reducing their appearance.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers come in different forms, just like Botox, and they are temporary and used primarily for soft tissues on the face along the smile lines. Additionally, they can be used to plump up the lips and the cheeks and reduce the appearance of scars.

The process is fast working, and the results can become visible as soon as one week after the treatment.

Botox VS Fillers – What is the difference?

Although fillers and botox might bring similar results, the main difference about Botox is that it freezes muscles to stop creases and wrinkles caused by facial expressions, while the dermal fillers fill in or plump the areas that have lost volume and smoothness. Botox can last 3 to 4 months while the fillers vary, depending on the type of filler used.

The side effects of both procedures might include some bruising, swelling, redness, itching. But as one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for minimizing wrinkles and enhancing facial features – these treatments are here to stay.

If you are planning for a Botox or Filler treatment – consult with your doctor before moving forward with a procedure. Amwaj Polyclinic Award-Winning Doctors are here for you for any questions related to Botox or Fillers and will make sure you’ll get the treatment that suits you the best.

Schedule a consultation today with the Amwaj Polyclinic award-winning team.

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