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What is the Difference Between Botox and Fillers? Which one Should I Choose?

Botox and filler treatments are two important non-surgical methods that provide great convenience in the field of medical aesthetics. When it comes to beauty and aesthetics, botox and filler applications are very popular procedures to achieve a younger and healthier appearance. However, for maximum benefit and healthy results, it is very important that these treatments are chosen consciously and applied by professionals. For this purpose, in our article, we will give brief information about botox and filler and try to provide a guide to our patients about the differences between them and in which cases the treatment should be preferred.

What is botox?

Botox is a medical aesthetic application that is performed by injecting the "clostridium botulinum" bacteria, also called botulinum toxin, into certain muscle areas. Botox, which has a neurotoxic effect, blocks the communication of the nervous system. The muscles to which Botox is applied are blocked for a while and do not work. In this way, wrinkles that appear due to muscle work are eliminated. Botox is mostly used to improve dynamic wrinkles caused by facial muscles. Some wrinkles around the forehead, crow's feet, nose and lips are effectively improved with botox. Thanks to Botox, patients look younger, fitter and more vibrant. There are also botox applications for therapeutic purposes. These are teeth clenching (bruxism), excessive sweating and migraine treatments.

Botox application is performed within 10 minutes in most applications by numbing the application area with local anesthetic creams. It takes 3 to 7 days for Botox effects to appear. Unfortunately, the botox effect obtained is not permanent. Botox effect lasts for 3 - 4 months. This effect period can be extended by repeating botox.

What is filling? What is dermal/facial filling?

Filling is the external application of the active ingredient hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in our body, by injection to improve permanent wrinkles and add volume to the desired area. Since the production of hyaluronic acid in our body decreases with age, our skin loses its elasticity over time. Permanent lines, which we call static wrinkles, begin to form on the skin that loses its elasticity. Thanks to dermal filler, substances such as hyaluronic acid, collagen and protein that the skin has lost are replenished. The filler works on the skin and under the skin, not on the muscle, on the basis of the skin renewing itself and adding volume to the skin. Dermal filler has a wide application area such as the face area, forehead, under eyes, nose, lips, chin and neck.

Filling application is performed after local numbness is achieved with anesthetic creams. The filling process takes 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the applied area. The result obtained after the procedure is not permanent. The effectiveness of the filler is 6 to 12 months. These periods may vary depending on the patients' metabolic rates. The procedure must be repeated to continue the benefit from the filling.

What is the Difference Between Botox and Fillers?

What is the Difference Between Botox and Fillers?Istanbul

The main difference between botox and fillingis that it has an effect on muscles and is effective on small wrinkles, while filling can be applied to the skin and subcutaneously with deeper wrinkles and volume loss. Other than that: Botox effect lasts 3-4 months, while filling lasts 6 to 12 months. The effect of the filling may extend further depending on the area of application and the patient. The effects of the filling occur faster than the effects of botulism. Botox is a neurotoxic substance, while the filling is made of hyaluronic acid, which is also found in our bodies. The volume increase with botox is not possible, while the filling facilitates the volume increase and shaping in the desired area. Fill and adjust the contours of the face lines.

Botox or Filler? Which One Should I Prefer? Which Treatment is Right for You?

The answer to the question of botox or filling is clearly that this choice can be decided after our doctor's assessment based on your needs and expectations. After giving detailed information about filling and botox, and highlighting the differences between the two, it's time to answer this very important question. When our patients read the summary and differences on Botox and Fill above, they'll be able to evaluate the two applications.

Filling - Botox preference is never a random decision. What matters when choosing botox or filling is what the benefit or improvement you're looking at is. The best way to do this is to make a decision with our doctor after a skin analysis by expert Dr. Muhsine Zeynep Yavuz and determining your needs. If you want to know what's right for you, contact our Complementary Medical and Medical Aesthetics Clinic in Nişantaş, Istanbul, and make an appointment immediately.