When it comes to facial treatments, Botox and fillers are two of the most popular options. But what's the difference between them, and which one is riskier?Botox works by freezing the muscles under the skin, reducing wrinkles and giving a smoother appearance. Fillers, on the other hand, work by filling in areas of skin that have lost their fullness due to aging. They can also be used to add volume to the lips.When it comes to safety, Botox carries less potential for risks and side effects than fillers.
Moderate side effects from fillers usually go away within two weeks, but there have been reports of serious adverse effects associated with the use of non-regulated, needleless injection devices for dermal filling procedures. These include stroke, blindness, skin discoloration, and bumps at treatment sites.Having Botox and fillers at the same time can prolong the effects of fillers, since the more active your facial muscles are, the faster dermal fillers break down. However, it's important to note that Botox does not add volume to the lips like fillers do.In conclusion, both Botox and fillers can be effective treatments for reducing wrinkles and adding volume to the face. However, when it comes to safety, Botox carries less potential for risks and side effects than fillers.