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Botox or Wrinkle Fillers? Choosing the Right Cosmetic Treatment

If you want to get rid of lines and wrinkles then there are two main treatment options to consider: Botox and wrinkle fillers. Although these treatments can seem similar, there are some key differences that can help you to determine which option is right for you.

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Similarities Between Botox and Dermal Fillers

  • Both treatments are administered as injections into the target area
  • The results are long-lasting, but not permanent so you will need to repeat the treatment in about 6-12 months to maintain the effects
  • Both dermal fillers and Botox can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles

The Differences Between Botox and Wrinkle Fillers

  • Botox works by relaxing the muscles in the treated area so that the skin appears smoother, while dermal fillers work by filling up the line from inside your skin
  • Since Botox limits the movement of the muscles it can help to prevent lines from forming or getting worse. Dermal fillers can’t be used as a preventative treatment.
  • Dermal fillers can be used to add volume or contour your face, as well as to treat lines and wrinkles. Botox can sometimes help to lift skin, but it can’t restore volume.
  • Although both treatments are very safe when administered at a reputable cosmetic clinic, dermal fillers are made from a naturally occurring substance that is found in our skin, while Botox is created from a bacterial toxin

Which Treatment is Right for You?

Both Botox and dermal fillers provide safe, simple ways to tackle your lines and wrinkles. You may want to consider the following factors when deciding which treatment option is right for you:

  • What effects do you want to achieve? If you want any of the extra effects (such as wrinkle prevention with Botox) then this will determine which treatment is right for you.
  • Do you need instant results? The effects of Botox will take several days to appear, but dermal fillers can reduce lines right away.
  • Are there any medical issues to consider? An experienced cosmetic specialist can advise you on the best treatment for you. You should mention any health issues or allergies as this can enable them to identify treatments you might need to avoid.

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