What is the difference between Botox and Dermal Fillers?

October 25, 2019 22 Comments

Botox and Dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments given through injections, usually by a physician, or a well trained aesthetic. They are minimally invasive, meaning they do not involve surgery. That is where their similarities end.
Wrinkle treatment options are increasingly abundant. There are numerous over-the-counter products, and people are also turning to their healthcare providers for longer-lasting options. Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) and dermal fillers are both long-lasting treatments. Each procedure can be used for wrinkles, but there are several differences between the two to consider

Uses

Botox and dermal fillers alike may be used to treat wrinkles on the face. Each treatment is also delivered via injection. Still, both options have slightly different uses.

Botox

Botox itself is a muscle relaxer made from bacteria. It’s been on the market for over two decades, and has been used to treat neurological disorders that cause muscle weakness. It’s also used for the treatment of migraines and other medical conditions.
For wrinkle treatment, Botox is primarily used to treat dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles occur naturally around the eyes and mouth, as well as in between your eyebrows. They become more pronounced with age. Botox injections relax the muscles near these wrinkles. Not allowing the muscles to move reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.

Botox is not used for fine lines caused by collagen breakdown.

Your healthcare provider will inject the muscles that contribute to the specific wrinkles you want treated. The injection process itself takes just a few minutes with noticeable results within two weeks.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers also treat wrinkles on the face. They’re primarily used to treat smile lines, though the fillers can also be used to plump up the lips or cheeks. Sometimes, they’re used for hand treatments or to reduce the appearance of scars. Dermal fillers aren’t approved for plumping up other areas of the body, though, such as the breasts.
Dermal fillers come in different forms, and like Botox, they’re injectable. Some are temporary and used primarily for soft tissues in the face along the smile lines. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the following options:
-calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse), a temporary gel solution that lasts for 18 months
-collagen, a temporary material that lasts for up to four months
-hyaluronic acid, a temporary material that loses its effect after 6 to 12 months
-poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra, Sculptra Aesthetic), a man-made material that lasts about two years
-polymethylmethacrylate beads, the only permanent type of dermal filler available

Efficacy

Is Botox effective?
Botox injections produce results for most people, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAOS). You’ll likely see noticeable effects within a week of the injection. Side effects are minimal, and most go away after a short time. You may not notice the full effects of Botox if you have certain conditions that prevent them. You’ll need to talk to your healthcare provider about all these potential risks ahead of time.

Once you receive the injections, you’ll be able to continue your daily activities without any recovery time. The effects of Botox last about 3 to 4 months. Then, you’ll need additional treatments if you want to maintain the results

How effective are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are also considered effective, and the results last longer than results from Botox overall. Still, results differ depending on the exact type of filler you choose. Like Botox, you’ll need maintenance treatments once the fillers wear off.

Side effects
As with all medical procedures, both Botox and dermal fillers can come with the risk of side effects. There are also special considerations to discuss with your healthcare provider if you have preexisting medical conditions. Weigh all the following risks and benefits thoroughly.

Botox risks and side effects
According to the AAOS, Botox is only recommended for people in good health to reduce the risk of side effects.

Possible side effects include:

  • bruises at the site of injection
  • drooping eyelids, which can take several weeks to resolve
  • eye redness and irritation
  • headaches

Taking eye drops before receiving Botox injections may help reduce the chances of some side effects. You should also stop taking any blood thinners a few days before to prevent bruising.

Botox isn’t recommended if you:

  • are pregnant or nursing
  • have weak facial muscles
  • currently have skin issues, such as thick skin or deep scars
  • have multiple sclerosis or another type of neuromuscular disease

Risks and side effects of dermal fillers
Dermal fillers carry the possibility of more risks and side effects than Botox. Severe side effects are rare. Moderate side effects usually go away within two weeks.

Some side effects include:

  • allergic reaction
  • bruising
  • infection
  • itching
  • numbness
  • redness
  • scarring
  • sores

In severe cases, long-term swelling of the face might occur. Ice packs can help alleviate temporary numbness and swelling. To reduce the risk of this side effect and others, do allergy testing before getting a dermal filler if it’s recommended for the particular filler.

Dermal fillers are discouraged for people who smoke. As with Botox injections, you’ll receive the best results and fewer side effects if you’re in overall good health.

Cost, availability, and procedure

Both Botox and dermal fillers are widely available at our shop Spiceurbeauty. They involve relatively simple procedures performed at the healthcare provider’s office, but you’ll likely need a consultation first. (we provide all these services besides shipping of Dermal fillers)

Neither procedure is covered by insurance, but financing or payment options may be available through your healthcare provider.

Botox

Botox injections are administered by healthcare providers who specialize in treating any part of the face. Most dermatologists and ophthalmologists offer Botox treatments. One of the advantages of Botox is that the injections are safe and effective for most people without the need for surgery or recovery time.

Botox can seem like a more affordable option. The average cost of a session is about $500, depending on what areas are being treated as well as what geographical area you live in. However, you will likely need more injections (needle sticks) than you would with dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are typically given by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, but they’re also administered by other healthcare providers.

The cost of dermal fillers varies by which filler is used as well as how many are used. The following is a breakdown of estimated costs per syringe, provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:

  • calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse): $687
  • collagen: $1,930
  • hyaluronic acid: $644
  • poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra, Sculptra Aesthetic): $773
  • polymethylmethacrylate beads: $859

It’s important to note that these costs are simply averages for each dermal filler treatment. Talk to your healthcare provider about the estimated costs specific to your treatment goals.

Bottom line

Dermal fillers might produce more long-term results, but these injections also carry more side effects than Botox injections. You should also keep in mind that Botox and dermal fillers treat slightly different problems and are usually used in different areas of the face. They may also be used in conjunction as complimentary treatments to achieve your desired results. Weigh all your options carefully with your healthcare provider.

source: Healthline

Takeaway

After looking at some of the differences between the two, it is also very important to know the difference between the 2 most popular aesthetic treatments (botox and Dermal Fillers). Do remember that nowadays most people need a combination of both of these to have a natural look without looking plastic or ‘frozen’

As you can see there are some pretty clear differences between dermal fillers and Botox, meaning each one is better used in certain cases. With that being said, you don’t necessarily have to choose between one or the other. When our patients come for treatment, we often find that it’s best to use a combination of both. Botox can be used to effectively reduce wrinkles in the upper area of the face, whilst dermal fillers increase plumpness of the lips and surrounding skin and cheeks. As they are so low-risk and relatively affordable, Botox and dermal fillers are becoming an increasingly popular way to reduce the signs of ageing and to help people look and feel better about their appearance. If you are still unsure of which treatment would be best for you, we recommend getting in touch. With years spent treating patients all across the UK, we are always happy to speak to patients on a one-to-one basis and find a solution that best suits them.

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