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Botox vs Fillers – Everything you need to know

Written by Dr. Pouya Farhadi | Medically reviewed by Editorial Team
Last updated on: September 20, 2022

What is botox?

Several factors can lead to facial lines. Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, raising eyebrows or squinting cause the skin to furrow and fold, gradually forming facial lines.

Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections relax the muscles in your face, smoothing away lines and wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines.

They are appropriate for almost anyone who wants to erase wrinkles or other skin lines. It includes persons who desire to fight natural ageing symptoms and those who have developed lines due to sun exposure.

Uses and Benefits of Botox

Botox These injections temporarily paralyze facial muscles by blocking nerve signals that enable muscles to contract.

Injections are often administered around the mouth and eyes, on the neck, between the brows, and on the forehead — the locations where dynamic lines most commonly appear.

Botox helps with a range of ageing and aesthetic issues, including:

– Smooth fine lines

– Reduce deeper folds and wrinkles

– Wrinkle prevention

– Fuller lips

– Lift heavy brows

– Relax protruding neck muscles

– Upturn mouth corners

– Lessen a “gummy smile”

– Raise nose tip

What are fillers?

Dermal fillers are another injectable cosmetic treatment that can repair static wrinkles and other apparent symptoms of ageing on the face. They can plump up and define specific parts of the face and replenish lost volume. It decreases the appearance of wrinkles and tightens drooping skin.

Uses and benefits of fillers

Dermal fillers help treat a range of skin concerns, such as lack of volume and shallow to deep folds and wrinkles. Popular areas to add fullness and volume include the cheeks, nose bridge and lips. Popular treatment areas for smoothing, adding volume, plumping lines and wrinkles include around the forehead, tear troughs, mouth (smile, marionette and lipstick lines), jawline, and chin.

In addition to the filling effect, certain fillers can stimulate collagen formation, increasing the elasticity and strength of the skin.

Fillers, particularly hyaluronic acid fillers, are effective therapies for atrophic (depressed) acne scars. Fillers could be used alone or with different treatments to maximize their effectiveness.

Difference between Botox and fillers

Botox and dermal filler injections are popular treatments that can effectively reduce ageing on the face and result in a youthful appearance. These treatments can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, enhance or restore volume, and give a rejuvenating impact.

It is beneficial to evaluate Botox vs dermal fillers when selecting your cosmetic goals to discover which is best for you. Botox treatments effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Dermal filler injections smooth and plump parts of the face to restore lost volume. Botox results last between three to six months; dermal fillers last six months to five years. Botox can be used safely with dermal fillers to address multiple issues. Dermal fillers are available in many formulations and treat lines and wrinkles by adding filler solution beneath the skin. Instead, they do not affect muscles, add volume to plump and smooth cheeks, and add definition to the lips and jaw.

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