Derma Fillers & Botox Treatment

The Botox and facial fillers they both are effective methods of rectifying signs of aging. Their popularity and prevalence have risen over the years. Yet, it is often asked what is the difference between the two, as they are often confused as one another and considered synonymous. The truth is that they are not and tackle specifically different problems.

What is Botox?

Botox is the common trade name for this substance. It is also known by its scientific name botulinum toxin. The primary objective of the Botox is to treat and prevent facial wrinkles, although it can also be used to treat blepharospasms, strabismus, and muscle dystonias. It has become one of the most sought-out treatments for those who want to prevent the signs and effects of aging from occurring in their face or to correct any present signs.

Botulinum Toxin is one of the most recognized plastic surgery procedures available. It works beautifully for the right areas when performed by the right person. Botox works best for “dynamic wrinkles” – those that deepen when you squeeze a muscle. The best examples includes horizontal forehead wrinkles, vertical wrinkles between your eyebrows, some neck bands, and crow’s feet. Some wrinkles that we’d like to get rid of are caused by muscles that are too important to paralyze, so Botox can’t erase every facial line. But, in the right situation it is easy and safe. A very small amount of the solution is injected directly into the problem muscles. Over the next 3 – 5 days the muscle weakens, often with a dramatic softening of the overlying wrinkles. A small bruise (from the needle) is typically the worst thing that could happen immediately, and isn’t very common.

What are Facial Fillers?

Facial fillers are also known as dermal fillers. Like Botox, it is also used to prevent or eliminate signs of aging in the face like wrinkles. This is where they often get confused. The basic differentiation between the two is that Botox reduces the activity of muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. Facial fillers, however, fill the trouble areas with collagen, which helps to stimulate collagen growth in the face as well as plump and lift the skin to replace collagen loss. This helps your skin achieve as youthful of a look as possible, as well as eliminate signs of aging that occur as a result of collagen depletion.

There are so many options for facial fillers these days and we are bombarded by these options all over the media. You see their ads on the television, hear about them on the radio, and read about them in your favourite magazine. So, what’s the real story? Basically, the goal is the same – to smooth away unsightly facial grooves and wrinkles – and just the actual products vary slightly.

Choosing Between the Two

The important things has to be considered when choosing between Botox and facial fillers is what kind of wrinkles you want to get rid of and how. Botox is the better choice for dynamic wrinkles as it will reduce their motion and visibility. These wrinkles occur when the face is in motion or making expression. They are usually positioned in the forehead and around the eyebrows. Facial fillers are ideal for static wrinkles, which are visible even when your face is relaxed and making no expression. The affected areas are depleted and sunken in and will benefit from the fullness that facial fillers give them.

Knowing the difference between Botox and facial fillers and how they work matters significantly when seeking treatment for your wrinkles. The best thing is, in both forms of treatments are very efficient ways to recapturing and maintaining a youthful appearance.

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