Botox and dermal fillers are excellent non-surgical methods for treating wrinkles and fine lines. Indeed these treatments share some similarities: they have the power to create quick and dramatic results, with relatively no pain and no downtime. Fillers and Botox, however, are very different regarding how they work and which types and severity of wrinkles they treat.

BOTOX

Among various uses, Botox is extremely effective at getting rid of wrinkles that stem from repeated facial expression including crow’s feet and frown lines. With low doses, this treatment works by relaxing the facial muscles that are causing dynamic wrinkles when the muscles contract. When correctly injected, these muscles relax temporarily, and patients can frown, look surprised and smile without the creases and wrinkles.

DERMAL FILLERS

Dermal fillers have become one of the most popular tools in the fight against ageing. Currently, there are several types of dermal fillers, each one capable of treating numerous signs of ageing like thin lips, volume loss, wrinkles and fine lines. Rather than relaxing facial muscles, dermal fillers add temporary volume underneath the skin to plump up the skin and fill in wrinkles. For more information on filler treatment visit the experts at Esteem Medi Spa dermal filler clinic in Brisbane.

AGEING PREVENTION

Yes, Botox and fillers are both effective in correcting current wrinkles, but they also have another great feature — preventing future ageing. Patients who start using injectables at an earlier age before fine lines and wrinkles develop can minimise their skin’s natural ageing rate.

LONGEVITY

The results are temporary in Botox and dermal filler treatments because they both naturally dissolve with the body’s metabolism. The effects of Botox generally last for 3-4 months, whereas, dermal fillers can last up to two years depending on which type of filler is used. To maintain the results from both dermal fillers and Botox, touch up treatments are required.

REVERSIBILITY

Botox and dermal fillers are different when it comes to reversibility. Dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm can be reversed using hyaluronidase. Although reversing the effects of dermal filler aren’t that common, unless of course, the patient is unsatisfied with the results. To date, Botox can’t be immediately reversed, but the effects are temporary and will fade gradually on their own.

BOTOX and DERMAL FILLERS

Its possible that the best course of treatment for your specific needs includes both Botox and dermal fillers. Since both of these treatments fight wrinkles in different ways, they can be administered in combination during one procedure. A qualified and experienced injector can combine the skin plumping effects of a filler with the facial muscle relaxation of Botox.