Botox® & fillers make excellent treatment choices for those who are looking for minimally-invasive wrinkle reduction procedures. Both products involve the injection of a liquid or gel to help correct facial wrinkles that may leave you looking older than you actually feel. Before undergoing any type of procedure, even a minimally-invasive one, you will need to know what to expect so that you are making an informed decision.
Are Botox® & Fillers Basically the Same Thing?
Although both treatments involve an anti-aging injection, that is where the similarity ends. Botox® consists of a liquid that acts to reduce the activity of facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. Fillers are injectables that contain various substances to promote enhanced facial volume as a way of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Both treatments offer significant wrinkle reduction results with no need for hospitalization or downtime. Both Botox® & fillers have results that are temporary. At some point, the injected materials will wear off, requiring future injections to maintain your results.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® is an injectable liquid consisting of a purified protein solution that is carefully created in the laboratory for safe use to reduce the activity of facial muscles. It is commonly used to treat wrinkles between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and other areas. It is also used to treat the pain of migraine headaches and other medical conditions.
What Are Fillers?
Fillers are injectable substances that contain things like hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, polylactic acid, and more. Some common brand names are Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Sculptra®. At Neroli Spa & Beauty Lounge we are proud to offer Juvederm® and Restylane® fillers.
Hyaluronic acid fillers — like Juvederm® and Restylane® — help to restore your HA levels that are typically depleted due to the aging process. Immediately after your injections, your skin will begin drawing in moisture for a hydrating and plumping effect to diminish lines and wrinkles on your face.
How Long Will My Results Last?
In the case of Botox®, your results should last up to four months. You may notice some gradual return of facial muscle movement in around three months after your treatment. Fillers offer long-lasting results also, but they vary depending upon what product you were treated with.