Dermal fillers and Botox are both considered safe cosmetic procedures, but there are some differences between them that should be taken into account. Dermal fillers carry the potential for more risks and side effects than Botox, and serious adverse effects have been linked to the use of unregulated needleless injection devices for dermal filler procedures. Moderate side effects usually go away within two weeks, but there are potentially serious side effects such as stroke, blindness, discoloration of the skin and lumps at treatment sites. If there is swelling of the face or skin, ice packs can be applied to the areas.Originally used to treat muscle conditions, Botox is a neurotoxin that affects the nerves, temporarily weakens the muscles that cause wrinkles and produces a temporary smoothing effect.
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero, and calcium fillers such as Radiesse are the most common. The cost of dermal filler treatments varies and depends on the provider performing them, the area being treated, and the type of filler selected.A major difference between Botox and dermal filler is that the effects of Botox appear gradually and can take up to two weeks to have a full effect, while dermal fillers show instant results. Dermal fillers also come in different thicknesses and lifting capabilities. It is very important to be in the best hands with this treatment, since any complication must be handled with care.Before you think about going under the knife, it's important to know that tried and true injection options and newer dermal fillers can provide a natural, youthful effect that doesn't require surgery.
Given the volume of problems I see from inexperienced professionals (most often beauty therapists), it is important to confirm that your doctor is medically qualified and is able to inject hyaluronidase to dissolve any fillers in case there is a vascular occlusion.Both products are considered to be very safe, but there are more things to consider with dermal fillers than with Botox. Fillers cost more than Botox, but provide longer lasting results. It is very important to know where blood vessels and nerves are located in the areas being treated, and how best to avoid them.