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.

Filler: Transparent gel containing syringe

 

 

 

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

BOTOX RESULTS

 

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

 

FILLERS IN UNDER EYE REGION

 

 

 

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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                                                                     BOTOX : WRINKLE REMOVAL

WHY DOES ONE NEED BOTOX?

Look in to the mirror and make following facial expressions. Botox is used to erase facial lines formed on making these expressions. These lines gives other person an impression of aging . thus removing them makes on face look rested and calm.

  1. Smile: Fan shaped lines developing around eyes on smiling are called CROW FEET.
  2. Frown (expression one makes when angry) – Vertical lines developed in centre of forehead are called FROWN Lines.
  3. Raise your eyebrows- Multiple horizontal parallel lines developing at forehead are called FORHEAD lines.
  4. Raise your nose- Lines formed in the center of nose is called bunny lines.
  5. Blow your lips out: Lines formed around lips are called smokers’ lines.
  6. Evert your lower lip out: Dimpling of chin in centre is seen called dimpled chin.
  7. Corners of mouth pulled downward due to downward pull of muscles give one a sad expression.
  8. Contract neck muscles: Vertical bands are formed at neck called NECK bands.

There are few indications other than these too.

Formation of these lines during facial expressions makes one look older. Botox is required to erase these lines.

BOTOX

 

HOW DOES BOTOX WORK

Muscles contract during various facial expressions (smiling, frowning, raising the eyebrow etc.). During muscular contraction overlying skin firmly attached to underlying muscles also contracts. This contraction of skin is seen as wrinkles.

Botox when injected into the muscles relaxes them. When muscles don’t contract, overlying skin also doesn’t contract thus leading to effacement of wrinkles.

IF MUSCLES WON’T CONTRACT, WOULD I LOOK EXPRESSIONLESS

No, it doesn’t relax the muscle to such an extent that one unable to make facial expressions. Muscle is relaxed only up to an extent that overlying skin relaxes and smooths out.

HOW IS BOTOX DONE

Numbing cream is applied for an hour over the region where Botox is to be delivered. Post that Botox is injected into muscles using tiny needles. Injection takes around 15 minutes. That’s it, you are ready to return to normal life.

BOTOX

ANY POST TREATMENT RECOVERY TIME

Mild mosquito bite type red little bumps might form at injection sites immediately post injection, which completely goes off in ten minutes.

WHEN DO I SEE THE BOTOX RESULTS? HOW LONG THE BOTOX RESULTS LAST

Results are visible by 7th day post injection. Once attained, results last for 4 to 6 months.

WHAT IF I DON’T REPEAT THE SESSION, WOULD I LOOK WORSE

Noooo, It’s the biggest cosmetic myth. Eating healthy diet for a year keeps you in best of spirit and energy. Switching to junk post a year of healthy diet doesn’t mean you would become weaker than you were before starting healthy diet. In fact, you would be step ahead only. Similarly once Botox effect wanes off, one is back to where one started from, never worse.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF BOTOX

None. Botox is the most commonly done cosmetic procedure around the world, with millions of people getting it done safely year after year.  There are no side effects reported provided, right amount is injected in right muscles. Thus, getting it done by an experienced hand is of paramount importance to keep side effects at bay.

DOES BOTOX HURT?

Since done after application of numbing cream, procedure is rendered comfortable. However, pain is a very subjective phenomenon.

ANY POST PROCEDURE PRECAUTIONS?

Only post procedure precaution one has to follow is to a refrain from face wash and make up and cosmetics for next twelve hours post procedure. Post that one is free to do anything on skin.

HOW MUCH BOTOX COST?

Botox price depends upon the quality of botox and the experience of the doctor. Cheap quality botox would come for lower prices. similarly a new injector would do it at low prices.