DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOTOX AND FILLERS
Botox and fillers are all together different things serving a different purpose.
WHAT ARE BOTOX AND FILLERS MADE OF:
BOTOX: Botox is a protein available in powdered form in a bottle.
FILLER: Filler is transparent gel made of hyaluronic acid. It’s available in pre filled syringes.
Botox: Powdered form in a bottle which after adding to saline water is loaded into syringes.
BOTOX AND FILLERS SERVE DIFFERENT PURPOSE
BOTOX: Botox is injected into the muscles to relax them. When muscles contract the overlying skin is thrown into fold giving rise to wrinkles. When muscles relax post botox, the overlying skin also relaxes giving a smooth wrinkle free appearance.
Botox: Erases lines which come while making facial expression
FILLER: It’s a transparent gel available in pre- loaded syringes. When young, face is like a ripe grape, as we age, it loses volume and shrinks to become a raisin. So the wrinkles and volume loss is filled with transparent gel giving an instant filled up affect.
Filler : Used to fill depressions
BOTH HAVE DIFFERENT LONGEVITY
Filler effect lasts for 12 to 16 months.
Botox results last for 4 to 6 months.
BOTH GIVE THE RESULTS AT DIFFERENT TIMINGS
Botox results are visible at 7 day post injection.
Fillers give instant results.
SIDE EFFECTS OF BOTOX AND FILLERS
Both are safe provided done using high quality products and done by an experienced person having complete knowledge.
Botox done properly doesn’t have a side effect. It can create problems only when not injected into the right muscle. The near by muscle which we didn’t intent to get relaxed gets relaxed by botox migration or direct injection into it. For example: while trying to relax forehead muscle, upper lid muscle may get relaxed and may lead problems in eye opening. But the good part is, the effect anyways wanes off in 3 to 6 months. And injecting into wrong muscle doesn’t happen when done by an expert. So nothing to worry. Such cases are rarely reported.
Fillers: Mild swelling and bruising might occur post injection. It goes off in few days time. Rarely filler might get into blood vessels and occlude them. It might stop the blood supply to concerned region and lead to ulcer formation in that region. But all this can be prevented by timely intervention. Hyaluronidase can be injected on suspicion of such things. It immediately dissolve the filler and release the blockage.
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