What’s the difference between botox and fillers?

There are many reasons as to why an individual may want botox or fillers such as to combat signs of ageing. However, many people do not know the difference between botox and fillers. In this article, we discuss the difference between both treatments…

Botox

Botox is a treatment where botulinum toxin injections are injected to an area to freeze the muscles. For anti-aging patients, it is commonly used where wrinkles appear with certain facial expressions  and therefore, may not be always present.

The treatment can cause some common side effects such as temporary bruising and swelling where the botox has been injected. However, this can be covered with makeup if necessary. The procedure is usually visible between 3 to 5 days after the treatment was carried out, after all the swelling and bruising has gone down.

Fillers

Fillers are also known as dermal fillers. They are injections which can fill lines and wrinkles in the skin using a hyaluronic acid. This will temporarily replace the skins elastin which may have been lost for a range of reasons such as age. The fillers will add volume to an individual’s face and therefore fill any wrinkles. As well as being an anti-aging solution, they are also used to add volume to the face including plumper lips, to define a jaw line and more.

Unlike botox, the effects of dermal fillers can be seen immediately and can last anywhere between 6 months to 2 years, as they eventually dissolve.

Solihull Medical Cosmetic Clinic provide injectable fillers. Dr Sagoo carries out all injectable filler treatments himself. He is recognised by Mertz Aesthetics pharmaceutical (manufacturer of the world’s leading injectable filler) as one of the experienced advanced injectable filler doctors in the UK.

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