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Fillers vs. Botox: What You Need to Know

If you’re considering injectable treatments, you may be confused about the differences between Botox and fillers.

This is everything you need to know

Everything you need to know about Botox

How does it work?

Botox, a purified protein that is backed by decades of research, is used to relax the facial muscles that cause the most lines and wrinkles.  In some cases, Botox can also be used to treat conditions such as hyperhidrosis.

What can I expect from a Botox treatment?

Patients may experience some mild bruising and swelling but it won’t prevent them from returning to their normal routines. Any bruising can easily be covered with makeup until it subsides. Botox doesn’t have any long-term side effects.

Who should receive Botox?

Any patient who is looking to reduce fines lines and wrinkles in areas such as the mouth, forehead and eyes is an ideal candidate for Botox. It’s a temporary treatment that can be used to target moderate to severe lines, grooves and wrinkles.

When should Botox be avoided?

Any patients who have medical conditions involving the nerves or muscles should speak to their doctor about whether it’s safe for them to receive Botox. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not receive Botox treatments.

When can I expect results and how long will they last?

Most patients can expect to see results within two weeks as they develop gradually. The results of your Botox treatment at London Cosmetic Clinic, Gold Coast, can last up to 4 months.

Everything you need to know about fillers

How do they work?

Fillers are used to lift and smooth folds and wrinkles, giving patients a more youthful appearance. Fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, to reverse the effects of the loss of elasticity and collagen. Filler treatments are quick and discomfort is minimal. Results can also be seen immediately after your session. Along with smoothing lines and wrinkles, fillers can also be used to add volume to your lips.

What can I expect from a filler treatment?

Patients can expect immediate results but if they’re unhappy with the results of their treatment, it can be reversed. Some mild bruising and swelling can also occur but it generally won’t last longer than a day.

Who should receive fillers?

Patients who are looking to add volume to certain areas of the face or want to smooth out lines and wrinkles in the most natural way possible are ideal filler candidates.

When should fillers be avoided?

Even though fillers can safely be used by anyone, it’s best for pregnant or breastfeeding women to avoid using them.

When can I expect results and how long will they last?

Your filler appointment won’t last longer than 45 minutes and patients can enjoy the results for up to 18 months. In some cases, results can even last as long as 24 months.

How should I choose a filler or Botox specialist?

Ask your doctor the following questions:

  • What are your qualifications?
  • Which brands do you use and why?
  • Can you show me any before and after photos?
  • What side effects should I be aware of?
  • What can I expect during and after my treatment?

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