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How botox and fillers affect different skin types

If you’re considering fillers or botox, you are probably getting inspiration from before and after photos of patients who have done the same thing. But did you ever wonder why some people show a huge difference after a treatment, while others don’t? In this blog post, we’ll explain why!

 

Fillers are perfect for signs of aging

Normally, fillers have a more and usually better effect on people in their middle ages. Between your 30’s and 60’s, most people start showing signs of aging. The skin loose a bit resilience and volume, and lines around eyes and mouth become more prominent. Fillers are great to, as the name indicates, “fill out” these lines, and also bring back a little bit of the volume to cheeks and lips, for example.

Of course, fillers are also suitable even in younger ages. The reason for 27-year old Nicole to have a lip filler treatment was primarily because of the original lack of volume in her lips, for example, and not because of age. Also, since fillers don’t have the power to tighten – the treatment doesn’t show too much results in skin that is too loose. Therefore it might be less effective in your older days.

 

Botox can be used for multiple purposes

Botox, however, works in all ages, and can be used in many different cases. For people who have a nerve paralysis in the face, using botox can be an excellent way to balance the symmetry in the face. It’s also used re-constructively and medically to treat lines in the forehead area. For these similar purposes, botox can be used even for treating patients above their 70’s.

Botox is often used to treat the kind of wrinkles that are caused by muscle use, often in the forehead or around the eyes. These are called animation lines. The weak toxin in the formula helps to relax the muscles and keep them from contracting. Although, if the lines are already established even when not flexing the muscles, botox won’t be as effective.

 

The impact on women vs men

There’s also a small difference in how botox and fillers have an impact on women’s skin, compared to men’s. Generally, women’s skin show results easier when having a small touch up or adjustment with botox. In most cases, men tend to need a little more formula when treated. Their facial muscles are often more active and also somewhat heavier. However, here at the Aesthetic Institute in Dublin, we always strive to give our patients their desired final outcome – no matter age or gender.

 

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