Botox Versus Fillers: What’s The Difference?
Two of the most popular facial plastic surgery options are Botox and dermal fillers. While both have their own unique benefits and drawbacks, The Ferguson Clinic of Honolulu can help you decide which is best for your desired outcome and budget. Read more below before booking your appointment with one of our skilled staff!
What Is Botox?
Botox is a type of neurotoxin derived from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Botox is used to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as prevent new ones from forming. Botox is injected directly into the muscles in the area where it is needed, and it works by temporarily paralyzing or weakening the muscles. This prevents the muscles from contracting and therefore reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
What Are Fillers?
Dermal fillers, also known as simply fillers, are another popular option for facial plastic surgery. Unlike Botox, fillers are not injected into the muscles but into the skin itself. They are made of natural or synthetic substances, and they are used to fill out wrinkles, fine lines, or other areas that can benefit from more volume or fullness. Fillers can also plump lips, add volume to cheeks, and even enhance the jawline.
Advantages Of Botox And Fillers
The main advantage of both Botox and fillers is that they can give you a more youthful, refreshed look. Botox is great for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, while fillers can be used to add volume and fullness to areas that have lost it over time. Both of these procedures are minimally invasive, so you can expect minimal downtime.
Drawbacks To Botox And Fillers
The main disadvantage of both Botox and dermal fillers is that they are temporary solutions. Botox typically lasts for three to four months, while dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years. Additionally, they can be costly and may require multiple treatments in order to achieve optimal results.
Ultimately, it comes down to your own personal preference and what you think will work best for you. Contact The Ferguson Clinic today to discuss your options and book your personal consultation to determine which option would work best for you.