Botox & Fillers are two of the most common skincare anti ageing treatments and each comes
with its own set of considerations.
Deciding on the right skincare cosmetic treatment isn’t a decision to take lightly, and it’s important to take the time to consider the most suitable procedure for you. At Looks Studio, we offer Botox and fillers on demand for our esteemed clients post successful completion of Bio-Integrated FUE procedures with holistic results. If you’re unsure about which to choose, read on to learn more about Botox and Filler treatments, benefits, side effects and more.
Botox is a brand name for botulinum neurotoxin. For cosmetic purposes, doctors inject it in order to temporarily immobilize or relax certain muscles that cause wrinkles. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, rejuvenate your look by filling those wrinkles. If this sounds a bit vague, it helps to understand how you get to a place when you actually need a filler. Our skin has natural collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, which keep the skin glowing, elastic and hydrated. As we age, our body’s ability to produce more of these substances decreases. This means that our skin is likely to sag, become dry and develop stubborn folds and wrinkles over time. Dermal fillers, which either contain hyaluronic acid or collagen, fill those folds of skin, just like the natural body does at a younger age. The most popular brands of dermal fillers available are Juvederm, Galderma, Radiesse , Sculptra etc.
The main difference between Botox and fillers
They both have the purpose of reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, but the main difference can be summed up in the wrinkles they can treat and how they do it. Botox is injected into the muscles. Therefore, Botox and other botulinum neurotoxins, target wrinkles caused by facial expressions, such as your frown lines or your crow’s feet when you smile. Fillers are great when combating wrinkles that don’t accentuate with muscle movement, such as lip lines. Dermal fillers are also great when restoring volume to the face, like plumping up your lips or cheeks.
Juvederm and Botox: Which one is better?
Ultimately, you should consult a cosmetic surgeon or a dermatologist who specializes in injectables in order to figure out if a botulinum neurotoxin or a dermal filler is better for YOU. Here are some things to consider: If your wrinkles increase with expressions, Botox is probably what you’re looking for. Deeper lines that are there even when you’re not gesturing? Fillers.
Another thing to remember is that these treatments are very gentle and safe, so it’s completely possible to use a combination of both in order to give an effective touch-up to your whole face. Here are some quick tips for problem areas:
Botox vs Fillers for Lips.
As you age, your lips can also lose volume because collagen and elastin start to break down and your body cannot replace them quickly enough. Winner? A dermal filler, such as Juvederm can add youthful fullness to your lips.
Botox vs Fillers for Frown and Forehead Lines
Every time you raise your eyebrows, frown or squint, you are contracting muscles. Over time, you’ll likely develop horizontal lines on your forehead. Winner? Depends on your lines. For most patients, it is best when Botox and a dermal filler, such as Restylane or Juvederm are combined. The botulinum neurotoxin relaxes the overactive muscle and a filler will add volume to the wrinkle, fading it.
Botox vs Fillers for Crow’s Feet
A life well lived will likely result in crow’s feet – sunny days, hysterical laughter and smiles tend to leave a mark. Those tiny lines near your eyes can become permanent with time. Winner? Botox, with the option to add a dermal filler to maximize the results.