The signs of ageing are displayed in us as frown lines, smoker line crow's feet, gummy smiles, and others that none of us enjoy having. That is why many people wonder: Is there any way you can minimise the impact of ageing? The good news is that the answer is a solid YES! Nowadays, you can benefit from advanced cosmetic treatments such as: injecting dermal fillers, anti-wrinkles, or Botox. Do they sound familiar to you? Maybe they do, but are they all the same or different? Let's see!
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Do you understand the difference? If not, please take a few minutes to read this article so that you can become a more informed customer of cosmetic treatments. Doing so will allow you to confidently go into a cosmetic clinic, knowing exactly what you want and what you need. So first things first, Botox and Dermal Fillers are not the same. Actually, they have opposite purposes. How? let's see.
Botox and Dermal Fillers: Same or Different?
We can start this analysis by listing their similarities and then the differences. Are Botox and Dermal Fillers in the category of cosmetic injectable? Yes. Do they have the purpose of rejuvenating your skin? Yes. Can they be applied at home? No, Botox and Dermal Fillers must be applied by cosmetic doctors at a cosmetic clinic. This is a very serious matter since the dosage of these cosmetic injectables varies from person to person, and it is only a doctor who can accurately calculate the dosage. Otherwise, you might cause disastrous consequences to your skin and how you look.
So if Botox and Dermal Fillers are both meant to reduce the signs of ageing, how do they differ? Their specific purpose to way to achieve that goal is different. One creates volume, while the other prevents the muscles from moving. Therefore, it is no surprise that the doctor will apply both injectables for most cosmetic treatments to achieve your goals.
Botox: Purpose and Use?
Did you know that Botox is also used for other treatments? Medicine is actively using Botox to treat excessive sweating, acne, and even migraines!
So how can a controlled paralysis make you look younger? Let's illustrate it with the unpleasant frown lines. These lines that appear between your eyebrows result from a common facial expression we make when we are serious, focused, or angry. The lines appear because of the repetitive movement of the muscles in that section. A professional cosmetic doctor would analyse your skin condition, the depth of these lines, and your natural facial expression to calculate the right doses to administer. After the doctor applies Botox, the muscles between your frown lines will be in controlled paralysis, the facial expression will be diminished, controlled, or gone, and therefore, there won't be any frown lines anymore.
Forehead lines and smoker lines are also commonly treated with Botox as they are wrinkles produced by muscle movement or facial expressions. How long do the results last? The controlled paralysis can last anywhere from three to six months, depending on the dosage and your body's reaction.
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Dermal Filler: Purpose and Use
While Botox creates a controlled paralysis of the skin muscles, a Dermal Filler increases volume. How? As the name says it, it is a filler; it restores volume and therefore removes the lines that are caused by lack of volume. With ageing, the areas around our chin, neck, and also our cheeks can lose volume. When the volume is gone, wrinkles appear, as also bags of skin. That's where the dermal filler can restore the lost volume.
Just like Botox, Dermal Fillers must never be applied by you at home. The doses and location for application are something that only a certified cosmetic doctor can decide. Remember that you are putting soft tissue into your skin to fill gaps. If there is no gap or lack of volume, you will add volume to your skin, expand it beyond normal, and create worse wrinkles than what you had.
How long do Dermal Fillers last? Again, it will depend greatly on the quality of the dermal filler and on your body's reaction, but Dermal Fillers can last up to one year. While that is very appealing, it also serves as a warning because if you get it wrong, you will have a bad appearance for a complete year. Therefore, never do this yourself; always consult a professional cosmetic doctor. Be clear on your goals, and be willing to start small. It is far better to start with a small dose, little results, and then you add up from there little by little until you get the look and feel you are looking for. Where are Dermal fillers used? Generally, doctors use Dermal Fillers on lips, cheeks, and the jawline.
Botox and Dermal Fillers
What are your conclusions? Do you feel better informed? Remember, Botox, and Dermal Fillers serve the same purpose but use different methods. None is better than the other, but they complement each other. Botox controls muscle movements, and Dermal fillers restore volume. Together they can make incredible changes to your face, giving you that fresh and young-looking look that you want.
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