What is the difference between Botox and fillers?


stacyM
on Apr 25, 2012 @ 04:03 pm

Just starting to hear more about these things and i am interested in possibly getting something done. So what is the differnce between Botox and fillers, at what age should I start and what side effects can occur?
 


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Becky
Just my two cents... on Apr 25, 2012 @ 05:37 pm

You can read about the difference between the two here

Something to think about when you decide whether you want to do either.

I personally think that it's better to age gracefully than inject ourselves with chemicals which might harm our quality of life later on. So what age should you start injecting? In my opinion: Never.

Drinking lots of water and eating a healthy diet will help you keep your skin and health great, that goes without saying.

Wrinkles and sag is caused mostly due to lack of proper hydration and sun damage. So moisturize your skin and use proper SPF all the time. Hydration and Protection from UVA UVB will give you healthier and therefore younger looking skin, the safe way.

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meredithk115
other posters have discussed the difference....but you had some other questions.... on May 05, 2012 @ 06:12 pm

Firstly, may I ask your age? Wondering what prompted you to start thinking about getting injectables?

Please do your research as this is quite serious and there ARE side effects-most likely bruising at injection site, swelling, redness. Also, research your doctor-lots of news stories popping up about 'Botox parties' and unlicensed doctors injecting.

I would never try to talk you out of this kind of procedure, but just understand that you are injecting a substance into your face. It's never 100% certain where a filler will settle.....
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andylossnet
love fillers and botox on May 23, 2012 @ 08:08 pm

I do botox every 4 months now. and I do not have a single wrinkle. I aslo did fillers on my lips ( a little) and on my nose folding lines. It took off tired and aged look almost instantly. I also liked fillers on my cheekbones. gave my some serious definition.
I use lancome makeup, colorescience mineral foundation, strivectin as moisturizer, FYSIKO lash serum for growing eyelashes and do regulr facials and botox once in 4 months and fillers once a year.
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SueFleming
highly recommend! on Nov 20, 2012 @ 08:29 pm

Hi there,
I'm 44 years old and I've been getting both botox and fillers for about 7 years now.
Botox is great, I get it around my eyes to get rid of my crows feet (I laugh ALOT and these were really defined by the time i was in my early 30s so botox has been great diminishing them). As for fillers, i get them about once a year in my cheeks and lips and they really help fill my face out and make me look softer and younger. With botox I get a little red, and with fillers i bruise at the injection site for a day or two but the pain isn't that bad (and i'm afraid of needles!)

Before I first got anything done i sat down with a nurse at the place i go and she showed me before and after pictures of actual people that she had injected to give me an idea of how i'd look, so i would ask if your clinic offers this in their consultation because it really helped me to go ahead with it, and im really glad i did! My daughter says I look 10 years younger.

I also started off small, only 20 units of botox my first time i think and .5 syringe of filler to my lips, but now i get 50units usually and 1-2 syringes of filler because i get more areas done. The cost is totally worth it to me, I love how they transform my face!

- Sue Fleming
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Anonymous
I'm all for self improvement on Nov 21, 2012 @ 01:39 am

Well the difference is you use them for different areas. Botox is a toxin, and it helps "relax" the wrinkles on your face. Fillers (some of them) are a natural substance that your body produces, but as you age, you produce less of it. So you can inject these into deep lines that botox will not fully relax, such as lines from your nose to mouth. There is supposed to discomfort and some pain after injections, but from what I understand that is only for a few days, never more then a week.

I have never done this before, but I have done my research on it, and fully intend to use fillers when I am older.

You can say you just need to eat healthy and drink lots of water, but this is genetics, not just diet related.

The trick is not to go over board and look like a a science experiment gone wrong because theres more botox then actual face left on your face.
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