Botox vs Fillers – What’s the Difference?

What are Botox and Fillers? 

Botox is a naturally occurring protein that is used to temporarily inhibit the movement of facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat medical conditions such as migraines and hyperhidrosis. 

Dermal Fillers contain a naturally occurring product – hyaluronic acid, which is used to create volume under the skin. It can be used to treat fine lines on more delicate parts of the face to deep skin depressions, as well as adding volume to lips, cheeks and hands.

What is the downtime?

There is no downtime associated with either treatment, but with both it is possible to experience some light bruising and swelling directly after treatment, due to the use of needles.

Who would this treatment suit?

Botox is best for treating:

  • Moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead
  • Moderate to severe wrinkles around the eyes
  • Excessive sweating under the armpits
  • Migraines

Fillers are best for treating:

  • Loss of volume in the cheek area
  • Sunken eyes
  • Lack of volume in the lips
  • Loss of volume on the backs of hands

Treatment Summary Comparison:

                                                 BOTOX FILLERS
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS 1 1
TREATMENT TIME 30 minutes 60 minutes
ANAESTHETIC Topical anaesthetic
cream if requested
Local injection to the area if required
SENSITIVITY PERIOD Slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruisingSlight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising
BACK TO WORK Straight away Straight away
DURATION OF RESULTS Maintenance required
every 3-6 months
Maintenance required between 6-18 months

For more information on Botox or Filler, or to book a consultation, please e-mail us on enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk or give us a call on 01225 700072 today.