After consulting for a AESTHETIC CLINIC @ KLINIK QISTINA Center a common confusion is that Botox or Dysport injectables and dermal fillers are the same thing. This INFO is to diffuse some of the confusion and to discuss the benefits of each as well as the differences between each.
Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable used to correct deep facial lines, wrinkles and hollow cheeks in the face for women and men. Injected just under the skin by a qualified medical practitioner, dermal fillers replace volume lost naturally over time from aging or weight fluctuation. The most common dermal fillers used are Hyaulronic acid fillers such as Juvederm Ultra Plus, Perlane, and Restylane however Radiesse (a calcium based filler) is very popular as well. Dermal fillers are mostly place in naso-labial folds (the deep lines around the mouth), in the lips to plump them up and in the cheeks.
Muscle-relaxing injections such as Botox Cosmetic or Dysport (which are derived from Botulinum Toxin A, but don’t be worried as it’s perfectly safe in this form) are very effective to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead area, in between the brows (glabellar) or around the eyes. Muscle-relaxing injections effectively relax your facial muscles and smooth out the treated area creases and wrinkles while preventing the lines from getting deeper.
So the main differences between Botox or Dysport and Dermal fillers is that Dermal fillers are used to replace volume in areas such as the lips or cheeks while Botox or Dysport is used to relax fine lines on the forehead or around the eyes. Botox or Dysport will last 3-4 months while fillers will last 6-14 months depending on the injected area.
What is Botox?
Botox cosmetic is a simple, non-surigcal, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostiridum botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet, and worry lines in the forehead to form over time.
Treatments start at RM700. Please call our clinic 012-944 8246 to schedule a consultation appointment!
One 10-minute treatment, a few tiny injections, and within days there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brow, lasting up to 4 months.
Laughter, sadness, anger, and surprise – your face shows all of your emotions to the world. And a lifetime of emotions means your facial muscles have been put to the test, leading to wrinkles, crow’s feet, and laugh lines.
All these signs of emotion can leave you looking older than your years – but thanks to today’s technology, we can significantly reduce their appearance on your face. With Botox cosmetic treatment, you will be able to see a visible improvement to the wrinkles on your face – and you’ll have smoother skin for up to 4 months.
We administer small injections directly into the area you’d like to improve. If you have sensitive facial areas, we’ll be happy to apply an ice pack or anesthetic cream to the area we’ll be working on.
The purified protein from the injection goes to work immediately on the facial muscles that are causing wrinkles. You will begin to notice visible improvements over the next month.
Botox Cosmetic treatments can improve:
- Worry lines in the forehead
- Lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet
- Moderate to severe headaches associated with TMD