Years ago, the word ‘Botox’ was the first thing that would spring to mind when you knew someone had changed their facial features. Not many people knew exactly what fillers were then, so even if the work had been carried out with dermal fillers, Botox was the notorious name given to everything!
Today, fillers, especially lip fillers have become more prominent, but still people get confused between Botox and fillers.
First patients need to be certain about exactly what they want to achieve before they decide if it’s Botox or fillers they require. Let’s look closely at the differences between both types of treatments.
Botox is a type of Botulinum Toxin that relaxes constant frown lines and generally relaxes areas of the face to give a more sexy look. Many women have Botox under the eyes to give a more deeper stare.
Overall, Botox is used to relax muscles that are constantly contracting. The two frown lines between the eyebrows are a common appearance you may have seen. Relaxing the muscles between the eyebrows, reduces the sight of these frown lines which are due to muscles contracting and not loss of volume inside the skin layers. Always use a licensed professional administer Botox for you, as they can advise you on your treatment, side effects and how long results can last.
Fillers on the other hand, work to increase volume in areas of the face where wrinkles have occurred because of loss of hydration or the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. UV rays are the main cause of wrinkles and folds. Fillers can give the face an uplifting appearance to bring back elasticity and plumpness to dry, thin skin.