Injectables

The Difference Between Botox and Other Injectables

Injectables have become more popular than ever over recent years. If you’ve been considering treating skin concerns with injections, you’ve likely realized there are many to choose from. While Botox is the most recognized brand of injectables, there are other options, such as Belotero. 

How do you decide which injectable is right for you? Keep reading to have all your injectables questions answered. 

Botox

Botox is a type of injectable treatment that can help with many conditions. In the skin industry, it’s used to help reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles due to aging, especially on the face. 

However, Botox can also help some medical conditions like excessive sweating, migraines, neck spasms, and lazy eye. 

Botox blocks signals from nerves in your body, letting your muscles relax. This gives you relief from cosmetic lines and wrinkles. The treatment is injected into the area you want to target with tiny needles. Patients will usually see results in one to three days following a Botox injection.

Other Injectables

Other injectables, such as Belotero, are dermal filler treatments. They help reduce the appearance of fine lines and folds in the skin. The hyaluronic acid base is injected into the problem area and will plump up the skin. 

Filler treatments are most often done on the cheeks, nose, eyes, chin, and lips. There are even special versions of fillers made especially for the lips, such as Juvéderm. The results happen almost immediately and can provide a more youthful appearance. 

Common uses for fillers include:

  • Filling in the lines around the eyes
  • Reducing under-eye bags
  • Filling in wrinkles and lines on the forehead
  • Plumping the lips
  • Contouring the cheek or jawline
  • Correcting small bumps on the nose
  • Treating certain types of acne

What’s the Difference?

The biggest difference between Botox and other injectables is how they address issues. Botox sends signals to your nerves to cause your muscles to relax. Other injectables fill in space in the targeted areas with the base to address concerns.

Botox is best for treating existing lines and wrinkles or preventing new ones from showing up. Other injectables are best when dealing with volume loss or folds in the face. 

Both treatments help provide smoother, plumper-looking skin. If you’re considering Botox or other injectables, schedule a consultation with Beauty & Body By Mia to determine which treatment is best for you. 

Mia Valleskey

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