Botox vs Fillers: What’s the difference?

Botox or fillers are the ideal aesthetic choice to reveal your inner glow! These aesthetic treatments are consistently mentioned all overthe internet without any real factual information, so it is easy to get confused between the two. Despite their similarities, they are far from beingthe same. They both improve your facial appearance but that’s where the similarities end as they both use completely different methods!

These treatments differ greatly and at Fortes Clinic, we want you to know the differences between the two before deciding which one isperfect for you.

What is Botox?

To get that youthful look back, Botox is the perfect solution to turn back the years. This treatment enables you to say goodbye to your lines and wrinkles! Botox has been developed safely to just the right amount to be given without causing any discomfort, and you won’t feel a thing. It essentially blocks signals being passed along the nerve, freezing up the muscle. Thus, wrinkles are softened and fade away like they were never there at all.

The most common areas treated with Botox are between the eyebrows, horizontal lines on the forehead and to fade crow’s feet around the eyes.

What are fillers?

Looking to enhance your natural features, as well as your confidence? Fillers will work their magic.

For those looking to plump out thinning features on theface, fillers work as an ideal solution. Fillers differ from Botox as they area liquid that is injected under the skin to create volume and fullness. They are most commonly injected into and around the lips, but can also be applied elsewhere, such as the cheeks to give your face an amazing, contoured look.

How long does Botox and filler last?

Botox typically lasts for 3-4 months and the time to have the treatment applied should take no longer than 10-30 minutes, it is a very quick procedure. Fillers differ as their length of lasting will be affected by the type used. No fillers are permanent and can last from 6-18 months. The method of applying fillers takes the same amount of time as Botox, so whatever you decide to have done, it will befinished before you know it!

Whatbenefits do Botox and fillers offer?

It’s notjust about the way you look, both treatments offer other benefits in addition to this. Botox treatment can used be to remove chronic migraines, eye twitching and muscle contractures. Fillers can also help reduce the appearance of scars, meaning you won’t have to apply makeup to hide them, which will cut out a lotof time when getting ready!


How are Botox and fillers applied?

When receiving Botox, you will be asked to move your face muscles around to locate the ideal place to inject into to. In contrast, before receiving fillers, experts such as Dr. Saaed will use anaesthetic cream to numb where the injection will be placed, however, the needle is small so there should be no discomfort. Both treatments use very fine needles, so you will not feel any irritation.

If you are looking for an aesthetic treatment such as Botox or filler, Fortes Clinic can provide the solution for you. We are here to help you achieve a youthful look and enhance your self-confidence. Contact Fortes Clinic today for more information.


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