Botox VS Fillers: Which is Better For Your Skin And How do Lip Fillers Actually Work


Botox VS Fillers: Facial injections are on the rise and they have been on the market for over two decades. While most of us already know the basics of Botox and how it helps with fine lines and wrinkles, not many people know about dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are slowly but steadily encroaching on that space as well. But what is the difference between these two? Also Read – These 6 Quick Tips Will Help You Solve Your Ingrown Hair Problem

Dr. Maya Vedamurthy, Consultant Dermatologist at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, RSV Skin and Lasers on behalf of Galderma Aesthetics shares her inputs on how fillers are different from Botox, common fears about fillers etc. Read! Also Read – Beauty Tips For Festive Season: Shahnaz Hussain Shares Simple Tips For Radiant And Glowing Skin

Difference Between Botox and Fillers?

There are two types of lines especially on the face, wrinkles and folds which are fixed lines. This happens at rest, it can be caused by aging and sun damage, this is known as photodamage. Even if the person is not barking, we have those two lines on our forehead, you can find slanting lines on the face. Another type of lines and wrinkles occur with expressions or animations. For example, when you smile you get crow’s feet, and when you cry you get the number 11 lines on your forehead, when you worry you get horizontal lines on your forehead, they are called dynamic lines. is called. Fillers are used to eliminate static lines, lines that are caused by sun damage, and coincidentally with age people tend to lose fat on their faces, and fillers are used on the face, lips, under eyes, Wherever there is fat, it is done to replace the lost volume. is lost. Fillers, fill what is lost. Also Read – Skincare: Do’s and Don’ts of Hyaluronic Acid

While Botox is a neurotoxin, a chemical that is produced by bacteria to smooth out lines and wrinkles, it basically produces localized paralysis. So, after botox, if someone wants to look surprised or frown, they can’t because their face is paralyzed. This is a major difference between Botox and filler.

What are the side effects of fillers?

Side effects are almost negligible if it is the right candidate with the right fillers, the right technique, the right choice of all three. But yes, there can be side effects, if the filler is not standard as there are fillers available in the market that have a lot of contaminants, and if the placement is not correct (if the placement is too superficial or too deep) it can cause problems . Fillers are made from natural products including hyaluronic acid but sometimes hyaluronic acid has other additives for cross-linking. Fillers can migrate, it can migrate to cheeks, eye bags and other unwanted areas. If not maintained properly, it can cause allergic reaction, bruising, infection, itching, redness, scarring and in rare cases it can cause blindness. You will need to go to a trained person to have this done completely sterile.

At what age should fillers be taken?

Aging begins at the age of 20. Also it depends on their lifestyle and risk. There is something called pre-rejuvenation, which means they begin to rejuvenate the face to postpone aging or wrinkles and lines. Here, the choice of filler is different, they just have some hydrating fillers. Hydrating fillers for dry skin can be done at any age, it can also be done in old age who don’t want it for aesthetic reasons, they want it for skin comfort. Hydrating fillers can be injected at any age from age 20 to 75.

How long do lip fillers last?

There are three types of fillers, temporary fillers, semi-permanent and permanent fillers. Temporary fillers last less than a year, semi-permanent fillers last more than a year and permanent fillers last more than two years. It is always safer to go temporarily for two reasons. One, if you don’t like it, you can dissolve it right away. Number two, your face changes with age.

How much do lip fillers cost?

It depends on the quantity used. We have 1ml syringes, 2ml syringes, and then we have different brands. Good brand approved by FDA costs at least Rs 20,000 per syringe. Smaller brands that are not FDA-approved cost at least Rs 15,000 per syringe. But the better the brand, the better the result!

How do I take care of my lips after the injection?

They should avoid sun exposure, sauna bathing for at least a week. Avoid manipulating that area, extensive massage because we want the fillers to be in place, we want the fillers to integrate into the tissue, they should go, it takes a week. And all the processes should also be planned accordingly. Any dental procedure should be avoided after the procedure.


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