Many adults seeking anti-aging treatments opt for botox or fillers in their faces. If you’re also contemplating the temporary injectables as a way to restore your youthful glow, then read on to find out more about these procedures.

What Is Botox®?

Botox® is an FDA-approved injectable neuromodulator that temporarily relaxes facial muscles to reduce the look and formation of wrinkles and fine lines. It blocks nerve signals to the muscles preventing them from contracting. It’s most often used on the forehead, on crow’s feet, and frown lines, but can also be injected above the upper lip for a so-called “lip flip”, making the upper lip appear fuller.

Botox treatments are quick, painless, create natural-looking results, and require no downtime. Since the results aren’t permanent, you’ll need maintenance treatments every three to four months. It’s important you see an experienced aesthetician to avoid unpleasant outcomes, such as droopy eyelids.

If you’re new to facial injectables or worried about looking overdone, you can opt for Baby Botox treatments which use smaller doses to relax facial muscles. A lot of young people choose to go for this level of Botox to prevent the formation of future wrinkles. According to doctors, it helps to “maintain a well-rested, youthful appearance without looking frozen or overdone.”

What Are Fillers?

Dermal fillers are substances injected into the skin at various depths and help fill in wrinkles, boost facial volume, or augment certain features to smoothen the facial appearance. Fillers are usually temporary as they are absorbed by the body after some time and last between six months to three years.

Getting fillers is quick, safe, painless, gives you instant results, and doesn’t require any downtime. Because hyaluronic acid fillers closely resemble the chemical naturally produced in our bodies, they’re more naturally absorbed over time than other ingredients and don’t cause an allergic reaction. What’s more, hyaluronic acid fillers are reversible in case you don’t like your results.

Botox or Filler – Which One Should You Choose?

Both treatments are effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and offer only temporary results. While Botox relaxes your muscles, dermal fillers add volume to specific areas. Botox and filler provide immediate results and require no downtime. So, whichever one you choose largely depends on your target areas, the specific results you seek, and your budget. You can also opt to combine the two treatments for optimal outcomes.