Since more than ten years ago, injectables have become more and more popular. Dermal fillers are gradually overtaking Botox, which is still the market leader. If you decide to attempt these treatments, picking the best solution for your skin is the most important decision. To find out how botox and fillers differ, keep reading.
Botox has been used to treat neurological conditions that lead to muscle weakness for more than 20 years. Other medical disorders, such as migraines, are also treated with it. Botox is primarily used to cure dynamic wrinkles while treating wrinkles. These lines naturally develop around your mouth and eyes, as well as in the space between your brows. With age, they become more obvious. The muscles next to these wrinkles are relaxed with botox injections. Dynamic wrinkles are less noticeable when the muscles are restrained. Botox is not utilized to treat fine wrinkles brought on by a loss of collagen. Your doctor will inject the muscles that cause the particular wrinkles you wish to be addressed. The actual injection procedure only takes a few minutes, and benefits can be seen in two weeks.
Forehead – Most people will be able to see a significant improvement in their forehead wrinkles after receiving Botox, especially if the therapy is started while they are younger and the lines haven’t yet set into the skin and become visible even when the patient is at rest. The effect of Botox on the lips is slower since it gradually paralyzes some of the muscle over time. Two to five days after the injection, the initial effects begin to manifest and reach their peak after two weeks.
Dermal fillers can also be used to alleviate facial wrinkles. Although they can also be used to enhance the lips or cheeks, fillers are usually utilized to correct smile lines. They may also be used to the hands or to lessen the visibility of scars. However, dermal fillers cannot be used to enlarge other body parts, such as the breasts. Dermal fillers are injectable and come in a variety of shapes like Botox. Some are transient and are mostly applied to the soft tissues of the face near the smile lines.
Cheeks – The best option for cheeks is filler since it will provide lift and highlight the cheekbones for a more dramatic impression of light, shadow, and contour. Filler has a great lifting capacity and produces results that look natural. Fillers are a fantastic option for adding moisture, volume, and pout to the lips as well as helping to smooth out perioral [smile] lines that have begun to appear. You will notice effects from fillers right away, and they should endure for eight to twelve months.
Dermal fillers may have longer-lasting effects than Botox injections, but they also come with more negative effects. Remember that Botox and dermal fillers typically target different parts of the face and are used to address slightly different issues. To get the effects you want, you can also combine them with other complementary treatments. With your healthcare practitioner and/or plastic surgeon carefully consider all your alternatives.