Botox vs. Fillers: Which One is Right for You?

Botox vs. Fillers: Which One is Right for You?

Written by akshaysharma, In Health, Published On
November 2, 2021

Botox and derma fillers both treatments are both very famous in the cosmetic industry. These treatments are usually implemented to reduce the signs of aging. Botox effectively removes the static signs of aging, whereas filler is best for kinetic aging symptoms.

Women usually prefer both of these treatments because they are minimally invasive but bring about magical younger-looking skin. As it is a non-invasive treatment, there is no such recovery time; patients return to normal life within48 hours. It is an outpatient procedure so that the patient can return home immediately after treatment.

After saying all the positive words, we have to say Botox and Derma filler is not the same treatment. Even both of these treatments are not suitable for everyone.

What Is Botox?

Botox is a protein (Botox-A) extracted from Botulinum toxins, which paralyze the muscle around your fine lines. Cosmetic surgeons inject a small unit of Botulinum toxin A at the target region, which will gradually alleviate the presence of wrinkles, fine lines around your eyes and forehead.

What Is Dermal Filler?

On the other hand, dermal filler is implemented for patients who lose their plump or fullness of the skin due to aging. Skin thinning is a symptom of premature aging. The sagginess of the skin takes place around your mouth, lips, and cheeks.

What is Botox treatment?

Botox is a toxin protein distilled and extracted from the Botulinum bacteria. There are two types of Botulinum toxin found from the particular bacteria, such as Botox A and Botox B. Cosmetic experts use Botox A in their treatment. However, it can be harmful if it is used more than the recommended dose. Therefore, Botox specialists always suggest using the recommended amount of Botox protein to rectify the signs of aging by calming down the associated muscle of the targeted area.

It functions by breaking nerve signals of the muscle at the specific region. When nerve signals get broken, the associated muscle gets instantly frozen and paralyzed. In this way, the associated muscle of the face gets relaxed. Consequently, wrinkles and fine lines become soft, gradually reduced or eliminated after two or three sessions of Botox. If a patient has a deep groove of fine lines, then Botox experts suggest more than two or three Botox treatments to make their skin free from fine lines.

Botox-A toxin directly works on the neurosensory nerve. It is an effective neuromodulator or neurotoxin.

What can Botox do for your skin?

Botox functions precisely at the injected target region. Therefore, the surrounded area remains unaffected. It works on fine lines, and wrinkles appear due to facial movement, aging, and muscular replacement. However, it does not work on the sagginess of cheeks, or it does not increase the volume of your face. It effectively works on the expression line and smoothens it out.

The development of fine lines enhances with our increasing age. The basic example of dynamic signs of aging is fine lines on our forehead, horizontal lines on our temple, crow’s feet around our eyes, 11 signs between our eyebrows. The facial lines are inevitable while facial movements, smiling, squinting, frowning. Botox experts also advise that it is not suitable for the signs of aging like loss of plumpness, sagginess of the skin.

Fine lines, wrinkles around the jawlines, neck, cheeks are taken as the static signs of aging. Static conditions appear due to lack of volume, reduced collagen production around the jawline. Thus, Botox is not suitable for static aging symptoms, but it works best on dynamic aging symptoms.

However, Botox is not a long-lasting treatment or permanent treatment. It is going to give you the best outcome after multiple sessions within regular intervals. In most cases, Doctors found that the treatment lasts up to four months.

A common side effect of Botox treatment

As per the American Society of plastic surgeons, Botox treatment is comparatively safe than any other treatment because this is a non-invasive treatment. However, the procedure has to be performed by certified Botox experts who know the proper adjustment of Botox toxin doses. It is because excess protein may damage your muscle tissue and shows some undesirable side effect.

However, there are some common side effects after treatment that can go away within a few days:

The most common side effects of Botox treatments include:

  • Paralysis or weakness of the facial muscle
  • Dry mouth
  • Vision problem, blurriness in vision
  • Bleeding, swelling, redness, numbness, and pain
  • Nausea and flu-like symptoms
  • Lethargic and fatigue of eyelid, where Botox has been injected
  • Trouble in breathing and swallowing

What are derma fillers?

Dermal filler is designed to treat different types of signs of aging. It depends on the kind of filler.

  • It covers the shallow part of your face
  • Plump up the thinning lip
  • Soften or reduced segment of the lower eyelid
  • It works better on the lower part of the face.

Botox or Fillers, which is good for you?

Both of these treatments are good but not suitable for all signs of aging. For better advice, make an appointment with leading cosmetic experts of hair and skin clinic Dubai.

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