Amongst all of our beauty treatments, the anti-aging power of Botox and dermal filler injection are some of the most popular. From facial sculpting treatment to preventing the appearance of fine lines, they can begin to make an impact from the moment they are applied. At ARC Beauty Clinic, we believe in the importance of informed customers. As a professional cosmetic treatment clinic supplying Botox and fillers in Bali, we’re going to look at these two highly popular treatments, what they’re used for, how we apply them, the differences between them, and what you can realistically expect from them.
What’s the Main Difference between Botox and Dermal Fillers?
The two treatments may seem similar and are often confused, as we use both Botox and dermal fillers for wrinkles. However, there is a lot of difference between them. Primarily, Botox aims to lower the amount of activity in the muscles in the face that cause certain wrinkles, while dermal fillers are used to add volume by stimulating the growth of collagen in problem areas in the face while plumping the skin to make a more immediate difference.
Choosing between Botox and dermal fillers is best done by thinking about which parts of the face and which signs of aging you want to tackle. To put it simply, Botox decreases lines of expression caused by muscle activity in the face, and dermal fillers target lines of rest, caused by sagging and loss of collagen. As your state-of-the-art, competitively priced medical beauty treatment provider of Bali botox and dermal fillers, we will break each of the treatments down to help you better understand them.
How Botox Works
The purified form of Botulinum toxin type A, which is a natural bacteria by-product, this treatment primarily relaxes certain muscles in the face. As a result, the reduced activity of the muscles decreases the appearance of lines of activity, wrinkles caused by facial expression and movement. This means the overlying skin can be less wrinkled and smoother. At ARC Beauty Clinic, a Botox and fillers clinic in Kuta, we only use products from the USA Botox Cosmetic line from Allergan Corp, and treat only the necessary facial areas so that surrounding muscles can function as normal.
How Botox is Used
Suitable for a wide range of patients for the purposes of skin rejuvenation and the treatment of fine lines, Botox is often used to reduce the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows, as well as around the eyes to diminish the look of crow’s feet. It can also be used to treat droopy eyebrows, lines on the upper lip, chin creases, age lines and sagging skin on the neck. It can even be used to stop excessive underarm sweat or for an eyebrow lift.
The Botox Treatment Explained
The Botox and fillers cosmetic procedures are relatively similar. The Botox treatment is a quick, non-surgical procedure that can take as little as ten minutes depending on the area being treated. All it takes is a simple injection of a small needle in key areas, with about four needed per each area.
Botox Expectations After Treatment
It can take around five to seven days for the results of the treatment to become apparent, as the diminished facial muscle activity results in the skin quickly looking softer with diminished wrinkle lines. Botox treatments last, on average, from four to six months. This means that they allow you to see just how effective they are, before choosing to repeat the treatment as regularly as you like depending on that effectiveness.
Botox: Does it Hurt? Is it Safe?
Using only a small injection, the treatment itself has been compared to the sting of an ant’s bite. There are occasionally some side effects, such as tenderness or bruising at the site of an injection or temporary weakness in nearby muscles, but if they do manifest, they tend to clear in one or two weeks. Botox is widely approved as safe by various medical associations across the world and requires no recovery period, so you can resume your everyday life as soon as the treatment is done, provided you follow the aftercare instructions from your doctor.
How Dermal Fillers Work
Dermal fillers include a range of products that most commonly contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance inside the body that keeps skin well supported. As our body produces less of this, it causes our skin to sag, causing fine lines and wrinkles to appear. Dermal fillers replace the lost hyaluronic acid, while also filling and plumping the tissue, causing it to immediately appear younger and fuller in most cases. As a state-of-the-art beauty clinic in Bali, ARC Beauty Clinic uses top-of-the-line fillers from brands such as Juvederm, Teosyal, and Restylane, making sure the right choice is made to the individual needs of the patient.
How Dermal Fillers are Used
Broadly speaking, dermal fillers are most commonly used to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and to add more volume and contour to the face as part of a facial sculpting treatment. They can treat all manner of lines and wrinkles, so getting the best results out of your treatment is achieved by consulting with an experienced professional on which fillers can help with your specific concerns from ARC Clinic, your Botox and fillers clinic in Kuta.
The Dermal Filler Treatment Explained
Taking slightly longer than Botox treatments, a dermal filler treatment lasts, on average, between 30-45 minutes. It’s a non-invasive treatment, simply a series of small injections around the target areas. The longevity of the treatment is one of the biggest differences between a Botox and dermal fillers injection treatment
Dermal Filler Expectations After Treatment
Results can start to appear instantly and can last anywhere from 12-24 months, depending on the product and the area targeted by the treatment. If you are not happy with your dermal filler results, it’s also entirely reversible.
Dermal Fillers: Do They Hurt? Are They Safe?
Following treatment, you may experience some bruising or swelling around the injected areas, but providing you follow the aftercare recommendations shared by your doctor following the procedure, you should be able to resume normal daily activity immediately. Both Botox and fillers cosmetic treatments are widely regarded as safe, but if you have any other medical conditions that cause you concern, don’t be afraid to ask your doctor about it.
Find the Best Treatment for You at ARC Anti-Aging Beauty Clinic
If you want to take advantage of some of our state-of-the-art, yet competitively priced, treatments, but you’re still not sure which might be the right choice for you, we recommend that you get in touch with us at ARC Beauty Clinic to arrange a consultation at our cosmetic beauty clinic in Bali, so you can get the quality application of Botox and fillers in Bali that you deserve.
We offer free cosmetic consultations, so having one of our qualified, highly experienced doctors discuss different treatments and realistic expectations with you is as simple as filling in the form on our Contact page to ask about our Bali botox and dermal fillers. There’s no obligation with our free consultation and we only provide honest, clear, and accurate information about what you can expect from any medical beauty treatment we provide, including Botox and dermal fillers for wrinkles. Get in touch today and we can ensure the level of professionalism, a friendly welcome, and standard of medical beauty treatment that you deserve.