Botox vs. Fillers: Everything You Need To Know

Botox :

What is Botox and how does it work?

Botulinum toxin, is a natural and purified protein that is used to temporarily relax the facial muscles that causes lines and wrinkles.

Does Botox have any side effects?

While Botox is relatively a no downtime procedure, it is important to note that there maybe some slight bruising and swelling after treatment, due to the needles. This can easily be covered up by applying your favorite cosmetic make-up.

There is a very low risk of a long-term side effects of having botox injections. Generally speaking, patients can resume to their usual activities immediately after a treatment.

Is Botox suitable for me?

This treatment can be used for a wide range of patients to reduce fine lines and wrinkles that appear when your showing facial movement – something as simple as smiling even. Botulinum toxin is injected into the skin to freeze the muscle from movement thereby decreasing wrinkles.

Those who have medical conditions, such as damaged nerves or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should avoid this treatment.

While there are no clinical studies to show that the injection is harmful to the baby or mother, medical experts advise against having treatment under these circumstances.

Fillers :

What are fillers and how do they work?

As we age, the natural collagen and elastin in the skin reduces, the skin becomes dry and thinner. While we are young, we have plenty of amounts of hyaluronic acid in our body, but as we grow up this Hyaluronic acid starts diminishing, leaving the skin less well supported. Due to this lines and wrinkles start to develop. By lifting and smoothing targeted areas can diminish wrinkles due to adding an appropriate amount of dermal fillers. Cosmetic Laser Solutions expert injectors can enhance our patient’s appearance by giving you a fresh and younger look. In dermal fillers treatment Hyaluronic acid is usually injected through a tiny needle into the specific areas to rejuvenate the skin.

What does the treatment involve?

This procedure takes around 30-45 minutes and patients can expect to notice the effects for as long as 18-20 months after treatment. There can be some slight bruising or swelling after the treatment but it does not persist much longer than a day, and it can be easily covered up with make-up.

Is Fillers Treatment suitable for me??

Facial fillers can be used on a wide range of patients that are looking for skin rejuvenation treatment and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Other suitable candidates are the one who seeks to enhance the structure and volume to the face. There are limited risk with this treatment but medical experts recommend that the pregnant women should not opt in for this treatment.

What should you ask your consultant before considering a treatment?

  • What are the qualifications they have?
  • Which brands of product do they use and why?
  • Have the products that they are using are tested and researched?
  • How satisfied were your previous patients with the results of the treatment?
  • Is this treatment suitable for me and what are its potential side effects?
  • What precautions I will have to take after the treatment?

Note: ‘Please do consider that the treatment results vary from person to person.’