Botox and Dermal Fillers are two of the most popular cosmedical treatments we offer at enhanceskin, and whilst both procedures are administered by injection, the when (they are used), the what (you can expect) and the how (long do the effects last) differs for each treatment. So in this blog post we’re going head to head… Botox Vs Fillers.
Botox Vs Fillers – When
- When is Botox Used?
Botox is used to soften the fine lines or wrinkles caused by facial expressions, stress and the sun. The natural, purified protein relaxes the facial muscles that cause problem wrinkles, creating a smooth, rejuvenated and more youthful appearance.
- When are Dermal Fillers Used?
Rather than relaxing the facial muscles Dermal Fillers are used to increase or restore volume and physically lift and sculpt areas of the lips, face, neck and décolletage, helping to reverse the signs of ageing, correcting wrinkles, folds, scars and asymmetries.
Botox Vs Fillers – What
- What can you expect after Botox?
Your facial expressions will gradually become softer and fresher, giving a more relaxed appearance. The end result is very natural. Your wrinkles will become smoother and may even disappear altogether.
- What can you expect after Dermal Fillers?
The fantastic thing about all the dermal fillers is that there is instant gratification, you will see the results immediately.
Botox Vs Fillers – How
- How long will the effects of your Botox therapy last?
Although individuals vary, the effects of your Botox therapy will generally last for around 3-5 months. Research shows that regular use in the first couple of years can yield better, longer lasting.
- How long will the effects of your Dermal Fillers last?
Depending on the area being treated and the type of dermal filler used, a one off treatment can last between 6-18 months. We recommend top-ups before the treatment has worn off completely
A combination of Botox and Fillers…
When it comes to the use of these popular cosmedical treatments, they are not mutually exclusive; depending on your requirements a treatment plan may include using a combination of both Botox and Fillers. To discover how either or both of these treatments can help your facial rejuvenation, contact us to book your FREE cosmedical consultation.