Are you looking to regain your youthful appearance but unsure on which cosmetic procedure can help you achieve this? Botox and Dermal Fillers probably spring to mind and whilst both produce excellent anti-ageing results with no surgery or downtime required, the areas they target and how they work differs. Let’s delve into the two leading treatments, that make up 9 out of 10 cosmetic procedures in the US, to help you make the best choice for your aesthetic.
Is Botox the best choice?
Botox is the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure which involves injecting a neurotoxin into specific parts of the face to paralyse facial muscles for a period of time and ultimately slow the wrinkling process. Its main benefit is its genuine effectiveness, having helped millions of people worldwide rediscover a more juvenile and vigorous look by removing the wrinkles and frown lines that have appeared as they’ve grown older.
When administered correctly, Botox produces natural looking results within a maximum period of two weeks and typically lasts 3-4 months. Another benefit of Botox which might make it the best choice for you is its versatility, because as well as smoothing wrinkles, Botox can also work to alleviate migraines, muscle pain and excessive sweating.
Are Dermal Fillers the best choice?
Dermal Fillers on the other hand, involve injecting a substance to add volume to certain parts of the face where wrinkles or lines have become visible. Dermal Fillers primarily fill in smile lines or static wrinkles, but can also treat depleted areas of the cheeks, lips and jaw. Fillers can last anywhere between 6 – 18 months depending on your treatment path.
Interestingly, when asked about the two cosmetic strategies, one US practitioner commented that his “average male Botox client is 50 years old, while men in their 20s and 30s may opt for fillers.” Therefore, Dermal Fillers may be the better choice if you are a younger individual chasing a more attractive and defined look rather than the more youthful result that many Botox clients prioritise.
Ultimately, the best choice for you regarding these two treatments depends on the specific areas of your face that you are targeting. If your priority is to prevent or smooth the wrinkles that appear due to ageing, Botox would be the best option. However, if your concern is the static wrinkles, which are not affected by muscles, then choosing Dermal Fillers is more optimal in removing these lines and creating a contoured and smooth look.
Could both be the best choice for you?
A potential solution to this cosmetic dilemma is opting for both Botox and Dermal Fillers, as their different focuses complement each other and result in an overall younger look. Of course this is the more expensive option, however if there are multiple areas of your face that you wish to address, this combined approach is certainly the best choice for you!