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Benefits of Filler Injections Vs. Those of Botox

When you are looking for anti-aging treatments, your first thought is probably to try out home remedies and anti-aging creams. However, after realizing that they don’t work, you may want to try and switch over to the medical treatments. These may include procedures such as filler injections and Botox treatment. But when you try to decide between the two it can get confusing as the line separating the two is very blurry. So this article has all the information you need to have before choosing one of them.

What are they and how do they work

Botox injections involve treating your skin with a therapeutic neurotoxin called botulinum. It is a naturally occurring purified protein which is used to cause prolonged paralysis of muscles whose movements cause expression lines to form. This is done by blocking off acetylcholine, the brain’s messaging chemical at the synapses closest to the muscle thereby preventing it from contracting and causing skin aging.

Filler Injections are used to add volume and elasticity to skin that has already lost it due to aging. This is done by inserting the chemical hyaluronic acid which adds natural support to the skin. This thereby makes the fine lines and wrinkles disappear almost immediately.

Potential side effects

Both the treatments have potential mild side effects that vary from person to person, though Botox has stronger ones that include minor temporary loss of sensation near the injected area or an unpleasant feeling that may last for a couple of hours.

Filler Injections, on the other hand, can cause minor redness and swelling in the affected region that would last for a few hours, or a day or two at max.

Though it must be noted that unskilled performance on the surgeon’s hand can cause temporary paralysis in the case of Botox. Whereas, the same in the case of filler injections could result in lasting disastrous effects.

Who should use it

Although both are meant for anti-aging, people who have a prominence of “crow’s feet”, or those who just want to avoid further lines to appear after the first signs of skin aging should go for Botox treatment.

While people who have suffered significant skin aging and wrinkles and their skin has lost all elasticity from their youth should opt for filler injections.

Now that you know this, you can quickly decide the right treatment for you and get it done soon to get your youthful glow back.