With so many anti-ageing treatments on the market, there are so many options to rejuvenate and revitalise your skin. One such way is through injectables of botox or fillers.
Injectables like botox and fillers have been on the rise for over a decade, and while botox is more popular, dermal fillers are gaining interest. While both botox and fillers are injectables, they remain very different. The line between botox and fillers is sometime so blurred that it can be confusing to figure out which is best for you.
While Dr Huskisson, specialist in Anti-Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine, can assist you in figuring out the best treatments for your specific problem areas, we are going to give you a breakdown on the difference between botox and fillers so you’ll be able to understand which one is right for you. Read on!
Botox, formally known as botulinum toxin, specific neuromodulator that works by blocking the action of certain nerve impulses. When injected into particular areas of the face, botox is able to temporarily disable the movement or relax the tension of the underlying facial muscle, therefore allowing little to no contraction. When the facial muscle is relaxed, the skin becomes smoother and wrinkles and lines are less visible.
Injectables of botox are typically used for fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), frown lines between the brows and forehead as well as for lines along the lips and neckline. The effects of botox take full effect within two weeks and can last between 3-6 months, depending on how active the muscle (aka, how much you use it).
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that are designed to add volume. Substances that are commonly used include hyaluronic acid fillers, collagen-stimulating fillers and permanent fillers. When injected into the skin, fillers replace lost volume and revitalise the skin. Dermal fillers are best for lines that are present even without muscle contraction – in other words, lines and wrinkles that remain with a resting facial expression.
Dermal filler injectables are commonly used for deep laugh lines around the mouth (nasolabial folds), fill the hollows under the eyes, to plump and replenish volume in the cheeks or lips and enhance definition in the cheekbones or chin. Dermal fillers can last from 8 months to 2 years, depending on the product used.
There is a simple rule to follow if you are debating between getting botox or fillers: Botox is for lines of expression whereas filler is for lines of rest.
When getting any treatment, it’s extremely important that you feel safe in the hands of your practitioner. Dr Huskisson and his team will make sure you understand every aspect of treatment. Never be afraid to ask – questions are always welcome, after all, you should feel comfortable!
When it comes to botox vs fillers, Dr Huskisson will be able to advise the best injectables for you during your consult so be sure to book your consultation at Winelands Aesthetics to refine your natural beauty.SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION TODAY