Which injectable should you go opt for?
The popularity of injectables have been rising the past decade. But which is best for you?
Botox or Fillers?
What’s the difference between the two? And which should you go for?
Scroll down to find out:
What are they?
Botox uses a specific botulinum neurotoxin. What this does when injected is it paralyses your muscles and prevent muscle contractions.
Fillers on the other hand are a variety of temporary or permanent materials that are used to fill lines. The commons ones are made up of Hyaluronic acid, calcium fillers, etc.
These 2 injectables can be used together. However, they work differently and are used for different skin indications.
So when to use what?
The simplest rule is that if it’s line of expression, use Botox. Line of expression, i.e. lines or wrinkles that form when you contract your facial muscles.
On the other hand, if it’s line at rest, go for fillers. Fillers are best for deep lines or wrinkles that are present even when your facial muscles are not contracting. They usually come in a variety of thicknesses so the right one can be chosen for your particular skin type.
What does the treatment entail and how long do they last?
Where to use Botox vs Fillers?
Who should avoid these treatments?
If you’ve got any medical conditions (i.e. damaged nerves or muscle problems), definitely disclose this information during consultation, to prevent any complications.
This treatment is also not advisable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. While there are no clinical studies to show it is harmful, it’s better to be on the safe side under these circumstances.
Similar to botox, there are no known risk to those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, but we would advise against having treatment under these circumstances.