Difference Between Dermal Filler Treatment And Botox Treatment


Dermal filler and Botox treatment might seem like the same thing, but Botox and fillers are two different things. To differentiate between botox and dermal fillers, we need to know enough about them. We will discuss both of them in detail. 

What is Botox?

Forehead Botox treatment is a medicine you inject, and it’s made from toxins found in a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. In large amounts, these toxins can lead to a severe infection called botulism. However, when Botox injections are given in tiny quantities and only to specific muscles, the risk of botulism is very low if done correctly.

Face Botox treatment works by blocking nerves and pausing the muscle’s ability to contract temporarily. People often use it to make their faces look smoother by reducing facial lines.

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What Is A Dermal Filler?

Dermal filler treatments are shots under the skin to make wrinkles smoother or add fullness to the hands or face. You can choose between fillers that last for a while or longer. These fillers are considered medical devices, not medicines.

Some fillers are temporary because your body breaks down and absorbs the injected substances over time. The FDA-approved fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, or poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA).

Here are some examples of temporary fillers:

  • Hyaluronic acid: Juvederm, Restylane, and Captique
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite: Radiesse
  • Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA): Sculptra

There’s also a synthetic dermal filler your body doesn’t absorb, making it a more lasting treatment option.

What Makes Botox And Dermal Fillers Different?

Botox treatment for forehead and dermal fillers are used to fix wrinkles on your face, but they work in different ways to make it happen. They differ in who can use them, how long they last, and the side effects they might have.

How they're used

Dermal filler treatment is like implants injected under your skin, not into your muscles. They add volume wherever injected, making your face look smoother and fuller.

– Facial wrinkles that are moderate to severe

– Acne scars on the cheeks

– Loss of facial fat in people with HIV

– Adding fullness to lips, cheeks, chin, jawline, under-eyes, and the backs of hands

On the other hand, face Botox treatment is injected directly into specific facial muscles. It works by relaxing these muscles to make facial lines look better.

Botox for the forehead is for adults at least 18 years old. It’s used to help with:

– Frown lines between the eyebrows

– Crow’s feet lines

– Forehead lines

While dermal filler treatments are mainly for cosmetic reasons, different forms of Botox in Brighton can be used for various medical conditions, including:

– Overactive bladder

– Chronic migraines

– Muscle stiffness

– Excessive sweating

– Crossed eyes

How Long The Results Stay Depends On The Type Of Dermal Filler Treatment:

How Long Does Dermal Filler Last?

Dermal filler treatment can produce promising, long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing results. For the testimony of these results, you can go check our Dermal filler before and after section.

Hyaluronic acid: You can see immediate results lasting 6 to 12 months.

Calcium hydroxylapatite: Immediate results may persist for up to 18 months.

PLLA: Injections take a few months, and results show up over weeks. The effects might last up to 2 years.

PMMA: Immediate results happen, and volume increases over time. Effects might last up to 5 years.

For Botox injections, the results don’t stay as long as dermal fillers. Typically, you’ll notice the effects for about 3 to 4 months after getting treated. However, this can vary. Many people get more injections to keep their results.

Side Effects Of Dermal Filler Under Eye

It is essential to follow dermal filler aftercare after getting dermal filler treatment; most side effects show up in a few days. Usually, they go away within 1 to 2 weeks, but sometimes they might appear months or even years later.

Common side effects of face fillers include:

– Bruising or redness

– Pain or swelling

– Rash or itching

– Difficulty with certain activities (especially when injections are given into the back of the hand)

Although rare, some people experienced facial swelling after getting an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine shortly after face injections. This reaction can be treated easily. If you notice swelling where under eye dermal filler treatment was injected, contact your healthcare provider.

Side Effects Of Botox

Botox treatment can have similar side effects, such as bruising, swelling, and pain at the injection site. However, it may also lead to:

– Facial weakness

– Drooping eyelids or brows

– Double vision

– Dry eyes

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Dermal Fillers Risks

Getting dermal fillers from an experienced healthcare provider in a medical place usually doesn’t cause serious problems. Only get dermal fillers from people in this professional setting.

If not done the right way, dermal fillers might cause:

– Lumps, ridges, or areas filled with too much

– Serious swelling

– Skin colour changes

– Infection

– Allergic reaction (some fillers need allergy testing before treatment)

Though it’s rare, a severe risk is if dermal fillers are injected into a blood vessel. This can lead to severe damage, blindness, or a stroke.

Some dermal filler products on the market aren’t approved. This includes silicone injections, needle-free devices, and products sold to the public. These might be fake, contaminated, and harmful. Only get dermal fillers from an experienced healthcare provider in a medical place.

Botox treatment injections are usually okay. But in rare cases, they can cause severe problems within hours or up to weeks after the treatment.

Botox might cause weakness in the speaking, breathing, and swallowing muscles. This could mean needing a feeding tube for eating and drinking or even death from breathing problems.

In sporadic cases, the toxin in Botox treatment can spread away from the injection spot. This can lead to botulism, which is life-threatening. Symptoms include weakness all over the body, trouble speaking and breathing, and blurry vision.

How Much Are Fillers And Botox?

Many of you might be wondering about botox treatment vs. dermal fillers’ cost. If you head over to the pricing section, you can see how much Botox treatment is and the cost of dermal fillers.

What You Should Ask Your Aesthetician

  • What’s the difference between Botox and fillers?
  • What is under-eye filler?
  • What is a dermal filler?
  • What is filler for the face?
  • How much is botox treatment?
  • How to use filler?
  • How long does dermal filler last?

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About Us

Tejal Sangani is Harley Street qualified, Brighton based non-surgical cosmetic practitioner. She is a qualified Prescribing Pharmacist with 15 years of experience with excellent clinical skills.

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