What are Botox and Fillers
Botox is a neuromodulator used to relax overactive muscles in the face. It can precisely treat local parts, relax local muscles, and effectively prevent the formation of wrinkles or eliminate existing wrinkles.
Dermal Filler, also known as hyaluronic acid, can rejuvenate the skin. Since hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound in the body, it can lock the moisture in the skin, making the skin look plump and elastic, and achieve a rapid wrinkle reduction effect,
So as to effectively show the beautiful and natural appearance. The hyaluronic acid gel is used to treat problems such as thin lips, wrinkles around the mouth, and sunken cheeks.
Differences between Botox and Fillers
1: The principle of action is different
Hyaluronic acid fillers: Hyaluronic acid for injection uses a special “cross-linking” process to form free hyaluronic acid particles into a stable polymeric structure, which has strong support and shaping capabilities, and is used to fill static wrinkles. After the injection, the skin is plumped and smoothed to achieve the effect of smoothing wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin: The principle of botulinum toxin is “softening”, which can block the signal transmission of nerves to muscle movement, paralyze the muscles, soften the contracted muscles that cause wrinkles, and remove dynamic wrinkles.
2: Different types of functions
Dermal Fillers: Fillers have different molecular sizes. Generally, large molecules can be used for shaping, while smaller molecules are more suitable for eliminating wrinkles and moisturizing the skin. This is mainly because hyaluronic acid absorbs water and is not easily absorbed by the body. Determined by high-security features.
Botulinum toxin: Also known as botox, it is used in the field of medical beauty and plastic surgery to remove dynamic wrinkles. This is mainly because botulinum toxin can act on nerves and muscles.
3: Application areas are different
Fillers are suitable for temple filling, nose shaping, cheek augmentation, nasolabial folds removal, lip enhancement, tear trough filling, and earlobe augmentation. The reason why it can improve wrinkles and depression in these parts is that the main mode of action of hyaluronic acid is filling, which can Improve static wrinkles (that is, wrinkles that still exist without expression wrinkles).
Botox can slim the face, correct sagging eyebrows, and sagging mouth corners, and remove puppet lines, forehead lines, and frown lines. The reason why botulinum toxin has such an effect is because the main way of botulinum toxin is to block muscles and nerves The impulse to improve the dynamic wrinkles caused by expressions.
4: Injection Levels
The hyaluronic acid injection is usually injected into the dermis, including the superficial dermis, middle dermis, and deep dermis. This is because hyaluronic acid is mainly used to improve wrinkles caused by dry skin and component loss, so it can only be used in superficial dermis injections.
Botox: The injection site is in the muscle layer, including superficial muscle, middle muscle, and deep muscle. The reason why it is injected at these locations is that botulinum toxin mainly works on the muscles, so it is best to inject it at the muscle layer if you want to have the best effect.
Both botox and fillers can remove wrinkles, how to choose?
Botox is good at removing dynamic wrinkles. Injecting Botox before static wrinkles form can delay the appearance of static lines. Therefore, it has become a trend to start injecting Botox around the age of 30. It has anti-aging effects.
The strength of hyaluronic acid injection is to deal with static wrinkles. Through subcutaneous injection at fixed points on the face, it can fill the space between the skin and soft tissues, that is, skin depressions, or fill the contours of the facial features, making the face more three-dimensional.
Can botox and fillers be used together?
Dermal filler and botulinum toxin can be used in combination, but there is an interval. First, inject botox into the dynamic wrinkles, then inject hyaluronic acid gel at an interval of 10-12 days to remove static wrinkles.
Although Botox and hyaluronic acid injections are both used in the same parts of the face, the levels of injection are different. Botox needs to be injected into the muscle layer, while hyaluronic acid is usually injected into the dermis. Combine Botox and Hyaluronic Acid filler can achive a longer-lasting effect!