The Difference Between Botox & Fillers

You may have heard good things about fillers or Botox from a friend. But maybe you’re not sure if you need it, or when you should get it.

“Smoother skin” is one of the most frequently requested treatments here at TR Aesthetics.

Luckily, we’ve got the answers to all the questions you never even had about Botox & fillers in Wichita.

Once you realize how easy and relatively painless fillers can be, there’s no way you won’t fall in love with your new-and-improved look!

Stay tuned for the end of this article; we’ve got a great filler special on deck for the upcoming season!

Discover the difference between Botox & fillers

Many of our patients are under the impression that the words “Botox” and “filler” are interchangeable.

But that’s far from true.

Botox and fillers are two totally different treatments, with different recovery times and outcomes.

Let’s talk through each one to help you better see the difference between Botox and fillers.

What is Botox?

Botox is a specially formulated product that targets the muscles underneath the skin.

These are the muscles that create wrinkles by repeating similar movements (such as laughing or frowning) over time.

When Botox is injected, it acts to relax these muscles in order to prevent the formation of wrinkles in the first place.

Therefore, the appearance of wrinkles begins to fade.

What are fillers?

Dermal fillers on the other hand, such as Restylane or Voluma, are composed of hyaluronic acid.

Fillers are injections primarily used to improve the appearance of sunken cheeks, wrinkles around the nose and mouth (like laugh lines, eleven’s, lips, and frown lines).

These injections are administered just under the skin.

Fillers are meant to replenish the skin by creating the appearance of volume and smoothness underneath the skin.

It works so well because it actually prompts natural processes in the skin to plumpen in the area of injection.

To summarize…
Botox = reduces wrinkles by relaxing underlying muscles
Filler = reduces wrinkles by adding volume

Let’s go over a few more common questions we get regarding fillers in Wichita.

Where can I get fillers done?

There are a variety of uses for fillers. If you have volume loss, fillers are a great way to treat it (while still maintaining a smooth, natural look!)

Check out the list below to see if fillers may work for your area of concern.

✔️Chin
✔️Under the eye
✔️Side of the eye
✔️Cheeks
✔️Lips
✔️Hands
✔️Jaw line
✔️Nose

 

If you’re looking for more detailed information about whether or not fillers would be the right treatment for your skin, be sure to check out our Virtual Consultation tool.

You can plug in exactly what you’re concerned about, and the tool will tell you right away which procedures we recommend for you. If you prefer a hands-on experience, you can also schedule a free consultation to speak personally with one of the experts at TR Aesthetics!

Are fillers permanent or temporary?

There are a variety of fillers we can use depending on your skin type, age, and your overall goals.

The short answer: fillers are not a permanent solution to your skin problems. That said, once you get on the right maintenance schedule for your lifestyle and budget, you can enjoy smooth, wrinkle-free skin for years to come.

How long do fillers last?

Of course, how long fillers last depends on the individual person, their medical history, skin type, age, the type of filler used, and a few other contributing factors.

However, in our experience, fillers tend to last between 6 months to a year.

Are fillers safe?

Fillers are FDA-approved for helping to create smoother and fuller skin in the face, cheeks, lips, and even the back of the hand!

TR Aesthetics is operated under the guidance of experienced doctors.

Our team is highly trained on all the proper procedures and protocols to be able to administer fillers safely and effectively, every time.

Do fillers hurt?

If you’re not a fan of needles, fillers may be slightly more uncomfortable for you.

The good news is that we provide pain management in the form of numbing our clients. In addition, the fillers have numbing agents in them, too!

Because of this, many of our patients tell us they experience very little pain or discomfort during and after receiving fillers at TR Aesthetics Wichita.

Our physicians are pros at administering fillers in a way that’s easy and effective.

Plus, we apply a topical anesthetic in the form of a cream prior to the injection.

Afterwards, you may feel some swelling or bruising; this is a typical reaction to receiving fillers, and should subside in a few hours.

What are side effects of fillers?

 

Because filler injections are minimally invasive, side effects aren’t very common.

A few side effects of fillers we’ve seen in the past include reactions to the needle/injection process in general, including redness, itching, pimples, and swelling.

Your TR Aesthetics expert will thoroughly cover all of this information with you before you receive your injection.

Can I get Botox in my lips?

Botox does not add volume to the skin. It is only designed to relax the targeted muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. With this being said, Botox is a great option for smoothing the fine lines around the mouth.

If you’re looking to plump your lips to make them look more voluminous, fillers are the way to go.

Can I make facial expressions with Botox?

Unlike what pop culture would lead you to believe, Botox does not change your facial expressions.

The difference is that, after receiving Botox, your expressions won’t be accompanied by the wrinkles of the skin that they once did.

Please feel free to tell us any and all of your concerns during your initial consultation with our team and we’ll be able to discuss with you all of the risks, benefits, potential side effects, and more.

What do fillers feel like?

Each patient has his or her own skin sensitivities.

The point of fillers is to create a smooth appearance in the skin; when done correctly, you should and will not feel any kind of “lump” underneath your skin.

After all, we want you to feel as good as you look!

What other questions do you have about fillers?

Feel free to contact TR Aesthetics in Wichita anytime!

We’d be happy to walk you through the process of receiving fillers, and the amazing results you could see after your very first treatment.

In addition to extensive experience handling Botox and fillers in Wichita, here are a few other reasons you may want to consider working with TR Aesthetics.

Expert Team

We employ highly trained physicians who perform our procedures. Our clients trust that they’re in good hands with our 20+ years of aesthetics experience.

TR Aesthetics is the only aesthetic center in South Central Kansas where a physician will evaluate you, make your treatment plan, and perform your treatment.

The Latest Technology

When you visit TR Aesthetics for Botox or fillers, you don’t just get a treatment.

You get an experience backed by a professional team who consistently stays on top of the most current information and research out there.

This includes attending courses and seminars to refresh the skills we’ve already learned.

This is a dedicated, time-consuming process, but one that we take on as a great responsibility to our clients.

Monthly Specials

Clients of TR Aesthetics enjoy the opportunity for frequent specials. Starting March 1st, 2019 until Mother’s Day, TR Aesthetics in Wichita is offering the following Botox and fillers specials—

Buy 3 fillers, take $200 OFF + get 20 units Botox or Dysport free
Buy 4 fillers, take $300 OFF + get 30 units Botox or Dysport free
Buy 5 fillers, take $400 OFF + get 40 units Botox or Dysport free
**doesn’t include Volbella 0.5ml. While supplies last and some exclusions apply. Offer cannot be combined with any other in office offers. Can be used with BD Rewards or Aspire Reward coupons.

50 % OFF all Jane Iredale lip and eye products

Plus, all chemical peels are just $120!

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