Botox or hyaluronic acid filler: which one to choose? The hyaluronic acid filler and Botox are two aesthetic medicine treatments that allow you to correct the imperfections of the body quickly and minimally invasive. Both treatments are in high demand, but it is often not clear what the differences are between one another or which one to adopt to achieve your desired result.
The hyaluronic acid filler
The hyaluronic acid filler is used to correct skin imperfections such as wrinkles and fine lines. Hyaluronic acid is injected into the indicated area and plumps wrinkles and small depressions in the skin due to aging. The injection takes place through very small needles and causes a slight discomfort depending on the area. The duration of the filler varies depending on the patient but generally ranges from 6 to 9 months. Hyaluronic acid is a substance contained in our body, and for this reason, the result is very natural, and the substance is reabsorbed without problems by the body. Expressiveness is also not affected, and the physiognomy of the face is not distorted.
Botulinum toxin can also be used to correct any wrinkles. Commonly called botox, this substance works by blocking the nerve impulse to the muscles, which are therefore immobilized. For this reason, botulinum toxin is used to treat dynamic wrinkles (caused by the movement of muscles) that usually form in the area around the eyes and on the forehead. Static wrinkles, caused by the aging process, are treated with hyaluronic acid instead. Like hyaluronic acid filler, botox requires no anesthesia of any kind, causes mild discomfort, and the results are not permanent. If injected by expert hands, botox does not swell and does not change the facial features in a very evident way.