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Botox Vs. Fillers

Botox and fillers often get confused with one another; here is everything to know about the two so that you can better understand what is right for you.

Botox

Botox is short for Botulinum toxin and is a treatment that is injected into facial muscles to temporarily improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It can even be used to treat excessive sweating. Botox is most commonly used to treat lines that result from facial expressions such as; frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, etc. The effects of Botox last for 3 to 6 months.

Fillers

Fillers are injected directly into the skin to “plump” that specific area. This treatment helps to regain a youthful appearance by smoothing ones skin. Fillers can be used to reduce laugh lines, enhance lips, even out acne scars, etc. They are also used to add structure or volume to a patients face in their desired area. Fillers can last from six months to five years depending on the type of filler used. 

If you have further questions about either treatment book a free injectables consultation with us today!

What are HA Fillers?

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers are a way for people to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines. Hyaluronic acid is a safe and non-surgical procedure that is injected by a specialist. HA is actually a substance that is found in almost every living thing on this planet. Within the human body, HA lives in connective tissues and brings essential nutrients to skin cells.

 

Hyaluronic acid is extracted and reformulated in order to be an injectable filler, which is now one of the most popular fillers available. HA can also be used to provide relief to aching joints and those who suffer from arthritis pain. Other uses of HA fillers include: acnes scars, crows feet, frown lines, worry lines and many more.

 

When injected HA plumps up underneath wrinkles and fine lines?. As it is already present in the skin, by adding more to the skin it actually fills the space where skin has lost its elasticity. This procedure makes skin appear younger and rejuvenated. HA does this by attracting water molecules towards the skin. Since this type of filler is naturally found in the body, it eventually becomes absorbed into the body. Most that undergo treatment experience little to no downtime and depending on the solution used the results can last from a few months to several years.