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Botox and Filler | Differences between Botox and Fillers

                Differences between Botox and Fillers

Botox and Filler

The English term “injectables” designates several types of facial treatments by injection of substances, the aim of which is to make the face look younger, more radiant, or simply different. Botox and hyaluronic acid (the "fillers") are two examples where the substance is injected locally into the face to achieve aesthetic goals.

The main difference between Botox (botulinum toxin) and hyaluronic acid (a substance found naturally in the body) is that:

The purpose of Botox is to relax the muscles to make wrinkles less visible,

The purpose of fillers is to fill in wrinkles (a form of "filling" for these wrinkles).

Although Botox and fillers each have their own modus operandi for the face, these two substances also have some things in common:

These are less invasive procedures (than cosmetic surgery) that require little or no healing time,

These are alternative methods to surgical procedures that may postpone the need for a facelift,

The results of Botox injections and fillers are “natural” and a specialist doctor will advise you perfectly on this subject,

Sometimes a “touch up” is useful in the month following the injections.

WHAT IS BOTOX?

The specialist doctor injects Botox with a very fine needle into the facial muscles which are the source of wrinkles. These injections make these muscles relax in such a way that the wrinkles disappear partially or almost completely.

Botox and filler

Botox is used mainly against forehead wrinkles, crow's feet, all expression lines, but also against tension migraines, gummy smile ("gummy smile" or gingival hyperplasia), nose wrinkles. ("Bunny lines"), wrinkles at the corners of the lips, excessive grinding of the teeth ("bruxism"), or for the treatment of excessive sweating (armpits).

WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID (Fillers)?

At the BeauCare Clinic, our specialist doctors use hyaluronic acid-based fillers. It is a product naturally present in the body and used for the hydration of the skin. Injections of fillers can then naturally fill in deep wrinkles, increase the size of the lips, lift the cheekbones, treat hollow temples or even redraw the contours of the face.

Hyaluronic acid helps keep our skin supple and resilient. Our body naturally generates hyaluronic acid, but with age, its production is reduced, the volume of the face may decrease and its flexibility may decrease. Hyaluronic acid injections will then compensate for this loss and fill in wrinkles, especially in the nasolabial folds or lips (volume).

Botox and filler

The effect of the fillers lasts 8 to 12 months. Over time, the body will absorb hyaluronic acid and the treated areas lose the benefit of the injections. New injections are then possible.

Hyaluronic acid is injected through a very fine needle. The product contains an anesthetic component that reduces the feeling of stings. In case of lip augmentation, it is recommended to apply an anesthetic ointment or cream before the injections.

The result of the injections is immediate. Under certain circumstances, the treated areas may be slightly swollen for three days after the injections of filler.

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