Botox and fillers are both non-permanent solutions that are performed quite fast, but vary in strengths and functions. Here are a few of their primary differences.
Fillers are primarily used for treating issues from the eye down. Lip injections can make a change to a very central part in your face, and other kind of fillers are great for smoothen lines around the nose and mouth. Botox is more suitable for treating lines in the upper part of the face, such as wrinkles around eyes, eyebrows and in the forehead.
A technical difference between a treatment with fillers and a botox treatment is how the injections are made. Fillers are put right under the skin, whereas botox is injected directly into the tiny facial muscles.
Botox blocks the nerve impulses to the muscles in the face and temporarily paralyzes them. This prevents the muscles from contracting, which normally causes lines and wrinkles. Fillers, on the other hand, act as a padding under the skin to fill out lines and hollows. Fillers are used to reduce wrinkle depth, rather than to completely smoothen them.
Both botox and fillers are temporary treatments, and the wear-off is gradual. Botox usually starts to wear off after three months, whereas the effect from fillers will begin to decrease after about six months. Read more about what to expect after having a treatment with botox or fillers here.
Are you curious of botox or fillers, and want to know what treatment could be best suited for you? Feel very welcome to book a consultation with us at the Aesthetic Institute in Dublin, Ireland, or read our guide “The ultimate guide to fillers and botox”.