What is the difference between botox and fillers?

Which is better, Botox or Fillers?

What is the difference between botox and fillers? Are you considering having any cosmetic surgery done, such as Botox or Dermal Fillers? Can you differentiate between the two, Or are you unsure which one to go for when correcting your appearance? Botox and Dermal Fillers are the most sought-after cosmetic procedure, used to correct and minimise the appearance of wrinkles and or lines on your face. Are your wrinkles something which you’re self-conscious about? Why don’t you carry on reading to find out more about Botox treatments, London!

You might ask what the difference is between Botox and Dermal Fillers, they seem very similar and find yourself getting confused between the two. Both products have very similar outcomes, but in reality they have very different results.

Erasing the lines and Wrinkles

Botox is injected directly into the affected muscle to reduce the movement of the muscles, ultimately resulting in erasing the lines and wrinkles on your face. Whereas, Fillers are used to lift and plump your skin and directly transmitted to the specific injection site, eventually adding volume to the muscles underneath the skin and smoothing out your lines and creases.

Botox works by blocking nerve signals to the muscle, resulting in a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. Do you find that you constantly look tired, and use makeup to cover up the bags from under your eyes? Botox is made from natural and purified proteins; This is injected into the muscles to prevent deeper lines forming in the long term. The muscles are temporarily paralysed and instantly relax the disturbed muscles. This is only for a few seconds resulting in very minor discomfort. It can be injected into your forehead, crow feet, your frown lines, essentially anywhere on your face where wrinkles and fine lines have formed due to muscle movement.

With continued anti wrinkle injections, the lines will become softer and more subtle. The end results are very natural, whilst erasing the harsh creases. Over time the treatment will wear off, so a regular top-up will allow you to maintain the smooth outcome. Over time you will need fewer treatments as the muscles slowly reduce in size and shrink. The anti-ageing results will appear 2-5 days after initial treatment, but the full results will come out between 2-3 weeks, so be patient.   

Derma Fillers

On the other hand, Dermal Fillers are seen as very similar to Botox. In fact they are slightly different. When considering having any cosmetic surgery done it’s very important to read up and find out absolutely everything. This is so you know exactly what you’re getting into. Dermal Fillers are injected into the specific muscle, just like Botox. The results add volume to the muscle effectively lifting and plumping the skin. Unlike Botox which temporarily disables the nerve signals creating a relaxed result. Fillers are more likely to be injected directly into the lips, resulting in a fuller appearance.

Filler is also pumped into the cheeks, jawline and eyes. Again this will only last for a few seconds, this treatment lasts slightly longer than Botox, anywhere in between 6-12 months. Some side effects may occur after either treatments such as swelling, bruising or redness. But this will calm down after a few days.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch with our highly qualified team today, Here at Harley Street Injectables Clinic, London.

Article by : Alice Henshaw
Article by : Alice Henshaw

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