What is the difference between fillers and Botox?

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Injectables are becoming increasingly popular as a non-surgical method of improving the appearance of the skin. It is possible to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by injecting a material into the skin using a needle. Treatments include dermal filler injections, and Botox is long-lasting. In both cases, the use of a needle is required, but the procedures themselves are non-surgical. However, there are additional considerations to contemplate before making a final decision. While there are many alternatives for injectable facial treatments, you may be perplexed about which one is best.

A brief review of how Botox works

Botox is used to relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and frown lines. Small amounts of Botox are injected into specific parts of the skin, where it blocks nerve signals in the muscles. This causes the skin to seem smoother and more elastic when the nerve signals are disrupted. The end result is a youthful and rested appearance. A gradual reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles will occur over time as the muscles gradually decrease and become less tense. It is for this reason that Botox injections are also used to prevent new wrinkles and lines from forming.

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A brief review on how derma fillers work

Dermal fillers can also be used to alleviate facial wrinkles. Fillers are usually used to correct smile lines, but they can also be utilized to accentuate the lips or cheeks. They can also be used to cure the hands or to hide scars. The use of dermal fillers to augment other parts of the body, such as the breasts, is not permitted. Dermal fillers, like Botox, come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be injected into the skin. Others, such as those for the face’s soft tissues around the smile lines, are long-term.

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Botox vs. fillers efficiency

Whether one method or the other is more successful is determined by your specific needs. When it comes to Botox, for example, it can be taken as a prophylactic measure. To keep wrinkles at bay, many patients in their twenties are opting for prophylactic Botox treatments. Botox is required for lines of expression. While Botox is a great option for treating the “crease sites” where muscles tighten, fillers are better for treating deep wrinkles that are present even when facial muscles are not being contracted.

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What can Botox treatment be used for?

Only wrinkles induced by muscle activity can be treated with Botox. Dynamic wrinkles, or “expression lines,” are commonly referred to as such. Lines on the top of the face, such as the horizontal lines on the forehead, and crow’s feet around the eyes, can all be treated with Botox. Frown lines, crow’s feet, and laugh lines are the result of repeated facial expressions. Fine lines and wrinkles produced by sagging or a lack of facial volume cannot be smoothed out by Botox injections. The cheeks, neck, and jowls are all locations where static wrinkles can be found.

What are derma filler treatments good for?

For different indications of aging, different forms of dermal fillers can be used. Depending on the type of filler used, they may be able to:

  • Plump up thinning lips.
  • Fill in the lower eyelids to lessen or erase the shadow or wrinkle under the eyes caused by the lower eyelid fill in.
  • The process of concealing or reducing the prominence of scars.
  • Fill in or soften static wrinkles.

Can’t decide between derma fillers and Botox?

Call us at directly 604-912-0220 or book an appointment online to learn more about your options for Botox and dermal fillers in Vancouver. Our professional dermatologists will help you decide which treatment is the best for your skin condition.