Botox versus Fillers: what is the difference?
Nowadays medical cosmetology offers us a wide choice of effective methods. Whether it is injection of Botox, contour plastic, mesotherapy or a number of others – one’s face becomes young and fresh in just half an hour with the significantly cheaper price day to day. How to make a decision and not to lose? We are ready to help to understand the fundamental differences between the most popular modern methods of facial rejuvenation.
Botox and similar preparations: quick excursus
It’s no secret that all the last years the popularity and demand belonged to Botox and similar preparations – Xeomin and Dysport. The injection of these neurotoxins was preferred by the vast majority of women to eliminate wrinkles on their face. Botox can now be purchased online with a prescription, which is a welcome development for doctors and nurses.
Small doses of this drug block the transfer of a nerve impulse from the nerve to the muscle at the site of injection, therefore muscles are “neutralized,” and the wrinkles disappear for a while. With the help of such injections oversweating is successfully treated in the area of the palms and armpits as well.
Heyday of fillers
To date, there are variety of dermal fillers, which are different in their composition, by the method of injection and the principle of action. However, they all perform the same function: falling directly into the fold of the skin by injection, fillers fill the missing volume to 100% alignment of the contour of the face, resulting in total disappearance of wrinkles. The best are hyaluronic acid-based fillers because they have the ability to dissolve in the skin without harming the body.
We can highlight three main differences between Botox and fillers:
- Skin fillers are able to completely smooth the already existing (even deep-seated) wrinkles, while Botox, rather, prevents the emergence of new ones
- Skin fillers can be injected smoothly into any of facial areas, unlike Botox
- After the injection of Botox, the result will appear in a week, while the effect of the skin fillers becomes apparent the morning of the next day.
It should be noted that both Botox and dermal fillers are non-toxic preparations. Both of them are quite safe, provided the correct technique of administration (and this is already the question of choosing a qualified doctor), and the duration of the effect is not much different – on average, the result remains about six months.