Living in a world where vanity is a top priority, maintaining a youthful appearance can be a struggle for some men and women. Fortunately, we have the option to turn to both Botox fillers as well as dermal fillers. Most people think that Botox is both wrinkle reducing product as well as a full facial filler; however, that is not the case.

Botox is normally used for getting rid of wrinkles and lines on the upper face, above the nose. It can be used as a preventative measure for reducing the appearance of lines on the forehead and crow’s feet. Botox does not have any downtime and is the best known and safest wrinkle reducing product on the market today. Usually, results are seen in approximately two weeks. Another upside to Botox is because its popularity has risen so much, it is much more accessible and affordable.BotoxFillers-1

While Botox is mainly used to reduce or prevent wrinkles, it may also be used for excessive sweating by injecting the underarm area. Botox may take up to two weeks to see results. Until recent years, more women were turning to these cosmetic procedures. As the years have gone by, there has been a significant increase in men that have also turned to Botox.

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Dermal fillers, also called fillers, are quite the opposite as they are used for the facial area underneath the nose. These Dermal fillers can be used for our “laugh lines” or nasal folds due to smoking and aging. Fillers provide a subtle change in appearance and the result is immediate for a suppler look. These fillers are also commonly used for non-surgical lip enhancements. Fillers are also more expensive than Botox as the results last much longer. Depending on each patient and their lifestyle, there are cases where fillers have lasted anywhere between 9-24 months. The only side effect is there may be some light bruising and swelling. This will only last one – two days at maximum.

Regardless of which procedure you may purchase, if not both, I would strongly encourage you do your research and are going a licensed and established practitioner. These are not products that you would want to bargain shop for. Be mindful that you will get what you pay for.