Collagen production reduces as you grow old and even skin elasticity gets deteriorated. Women struggle with cosmetic problems like wrinkles, fine lines, loss of fullness, bone shrinkage, etc. Today, botox and dermal fillers are considered for treating different aging issues. Both options are delivered using injection, but have some diversity.

Let’s understand botox vs dermal filler to make a learned decision of which technique to use for the desired appearance. You can approach the Adam & Eve Medical Aesthetics to gain solutions for a variety of issues like acne scars, spider veins, rosacea, brown spots, wrinkles, fine lines, cellulite reduction, reduced collagen, etc. You can look younger with proper treatment at Adams & Eve.

Uses & effects

Botox 

  • It is a botulinum toxin got from bacteria. It blocks the muscle nerve signals, where injected. The affected muscle gets frozen temporarily. Therefore, certain wrinkles get softened, reduced, or removed.
  • It works on dynamic wrinkles called ‘expression lines’ [caused due to smiling, squinting, frowning, etc.]. It includes crow’s feet, V between brows, and horizontal lines on the forehead.
  • Repeated treatment is necessary for consistent wrinkled-reduced effects. It is experienced to last for three to four months.

Dermal fillers

  • Dermal fillers are injectable that add fullness and volume to the skin surface.
  • Substances approved for dermal fillers –
  1. Calcium Hydroxylapatite
  2. Hyaluronic acid
  3. Polylactic acid
  4. Polyalkylimide
  5. Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres
  • Each filler substance treats different cosmetic issues or aging signs. Some last for 6 months, while the remaining lasts for more than 2 years.
  • Dermal fillers help to plump thinning lips, soften recessed scars look, soften static wrinkles, improve shallow areas, and remove lower eyelid wrinkles.

Potential risks & side effects

Botox

  • Drooping eyelids take time to resolve
  • Bruises at injection sites
  • Headaches
  • Irritation and redness in the eyes
  • Not advisable for people with weak facial muscles, pregnant or nursing women, deep scars, thick skin, or neuromuscular disease.

Dermal filler

  • Bruising and scarring
  • Itching and allergic reaction
  • Numbness and redness
  • Soreness
  • Infection
  • People who smoke must stay away from dermal fillers

Cost

Both procedures are widely available. It is an in-office procedure but needs consultation first. You don’t get insurance coverage as it is a cosmetic procedure.

  • Botox is an affordable option as it needs no recovery time.
  • Dermal fillers are costly and price depends on the kind of filler chosen.

The bottom line is dermal results can be enjoyed long-term, but the potential side effects are more than botox. The problems treated are a little different and the areas on your face are also different. Weigh your options!