What’s The Difference Between Filler and Botox?

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.

Say Goodbye to Lines Around The Eyes

The first sign of lines around the eyes can make you feel like you’re getting old all of a sudden. Thoughts start to run around in your head, 

“If only I’d applied that sunscreen on holiday!” 

“Where are my sunglasses?!” 

“I really need to stop smiling so much, this is impacting my age!” 

“I need to get more sleep!”

Sometimes, we can blame ourselves, but often it can be due to many other factors too, such as hydration and genetics. Drinking lots of water, can plump up your skin naturally, making skin appear thicker and more voluminous.

The volume around the sensitive eye area can be easily treated and you can say goodbye to crow’s feet, using the right filler around the eye area. Often it’s as simple as getting some hydration to this area with Juvederm Hydrate.

Restylane Fynesse is another brand that can treat the peri-orbital lines around the eyes and also contains Lidocaine to ensure the treatment is less painful. It’s great for superficial wrinkles.

Another popular filler to treat fine lines around the eyes is Belotero Soft which creates a natural fill where it’s needed most. Easy to malleable, this filler can diminish those lines that you dread seeing each morning when you look in the mirror.

Alternatively, you may want to consider Juvederm Volift which is a versatile filler used for many different areas of treatment. It rejuvenates and restores loss of volume in frown lines, smoker’s lines and crow’s feet.

We also sell a range of eye contour-care products from a range of brands, including FILLMED, Filorga, La Mer, Lancome and Sesderma. So if you’re looking to care for the skin around your eyes in a more specific way, take a look at each of these products.

Fillers and Their Miracle Transformation

Not everyone buys fillers for plumping up lips, cheeks and creating sexy jawlines. There are some people who ‘need’ fillers to correct asymmetry, acne scars or the after affects of surgery.

Plastic surgeons working as medics in the army, also use fillers to correct features on soldiers to make them look themselves again.

That is the great thing about fillers, they can be used by people from all walks of life for personal self-esteem and for medicinal reasons. The versatility of fillers means that no-one has to feel guilty about smoothing out wrinkles and looking young again. It’s truly justifiable, all we’re doing is replacing the lost hydration and hyaluronic acid that was once there!

However!

There are still individuals who would love to use fillers, but too hesitant to try. Yes, there are side effects which are true of many treatments. But these side effects, such as swelling and redness do diminish within a week. Side effects are not permanent.

Numbing creams and Lidocaine have revolutionised the way we administer fillers, in making it a more comfortable and positive pain free treatment. If your pain threshold is high enough, or you don’t have tolerance to lidocaine, then you may prefer without lidocaine.

The needles accompanying the fillers are very thin, helping it to glide through skin easily and comfortably.

Another positive for those looking to purchase fillers is that they can choose a filler that most suits how much they are prepared to spend. You may have noticed a 1ml syringe is cheaper than buying a box containing 2x1ml syringes.

Going back to the uses of fillers, the possibilities are endless and if carried out wisely with a lot of preplanning and research, you can create a natural everlasting look.

Young and Old

There are some women or men who will wait until they are in their late fifties, before they agree to use fillers to plump up wrinkles and folds. They will wait till as long as possible before taking the plunge. It’s crow’s nests and folds they are really on target to treat. Plumping lips is secondary and not a priority (yet!).

However, the number of females and males now using fillers at a younger age is increasing, even before they have any sign of their first line or wrinkle. It’s contouring and volume they’re after right now, nothing else.

Many individuals are so aware of what creates an aesthetically pleasing face. The protruding jaw, the lifted cheeks and voluptuous lips. Technology and fillers have changed the way we look now and in the future. It is impressive how the purchase of three boxes, one for each area of the face to treat (jaw, cheeks, lips) can transform a person in a way our ancestors would never have thought possible. We call this the miracle transformation.