Botox vs. Fillers

Botox vs. Fillers

Posted by Love Medical Spa on Apr 6 2022, 04:54 AM

The injectables have been rising to fame over the last decade. The most popular injectable skin treatments are Botox and Fillers. Is it confusing for you to make the right choice between them? Maybe knowing the differences between them can help you find a suitable treatment option for you.

What is Botox?

Botox is shortened name for botulinum toxin. It works by temporarily weakening or relaxing muscle activity, which ends up smoothening certain areas of your face. 

Botox is most commonly used on the upper face. This skin treatment is FDA-approved for forehead lines, crow’s feet, glabellar lines, etc. Its effects may take up to 10 days to set in and lasts for about 3 to 4 months. With its use, you can also prevent future wrinkles.

How does Botox Cosmetic work?

Botox is a minimally invasive, in-office treatment. When you visit Love Medical Spa for Botox, we will look into your medical history, medical conditions, allergies, or medications you consume before going for the procedure. 

At the time of treatment, we will remove your makeup and cleanse the area to be treated. Using a thin needle, we will administer the required number of injections of Botox. This may range from about 3-5 injections. The whole process will be done in a few minutes.

What are Fillers?

Dermal fillers, or soft tissue fillers, are injected under the surface of the skin to instantly restore volume and soften fine lines as well as wrinkles.

Filler can also be used to create lift, contour, and definition. Its results can be seen on the same day of treatment and may last up to 6-18 months, depending on the type of filler. 

Filler FDA approvals range from lips, cheeks, chin, nasolabial folds, and more! (depending on the brand of filler) The process is almost the same as that of getting a Botox.

Botox or Fillers: Which one of them is more effective?

The effectiveness of these skin treatments depends wholly on your requirements. For instance, Fillers treat your facial lines that are resting, while Botox treats the lines you mainly use for expressions! 

We assure you that our registered nurse, Roland Murphy, can help you make the right choice.

To learn more about Botox or Fillers, visit our office, Love Medical Spa, at 2250 NW Flanders St., Portland, OR 97210. You can also reach us at (971) 500-9009 and schedule an appointment. 

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