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Botox Injections Versus Dermal Fillers: There’s A Difference

By: Annelise Vintila 

 

Whether you have been seriously considering botox injections and dermal fillers or simply starting your journey by curiously researching the effects of the procedures, I am here to tell you that both procedures have low-risk side effects with high rewards that can positively transform your physical image. At International Beauty Institute, we offer an industry-leading certificate that specializes in the Introduction to Botox Injections and Dermal Fillers to transform passionate students into professional experts.


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Botox Injections

Botox injections have been popularized by the mainstream media, as celebrities and public figures have endorsed their positive and youthful effects. Botox injections are made strictly from lab tested bacteria, and its sole purpose is to relax the face so that prominent wrinkles and lines disappear. Botox injections have also been proven to treat muscle weakness and migraines. Once injected, the client sees the full result within two weeks while lasting 3 to 4 months before wearing off and at $500 a session, botox injections are less costly than dermal fillers. The common misconception that botox injections and dermal fillers have the same effect on a person has been disproven numerous times, so let’s dive deeper into dermal fillers.


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Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers treat wrinkles and laugh lines, but they are also used to pump up cheeks and lips for a more youthful appearance and in some rarer instances are used to treat hand scars and treatments. Just like Botox, they are injectable and come in different materials and gels: Calcium hydroxyapatite, a type of gel that lasts 18 months, Collagen that lasts up to 4 months, hyaluronic acid that lasts anywhere from 6 to 12 months and polylactic acid that lasts close to two years.  Dermal fillers typically last longer than Botox injections depending on what type of material you choose to be injected and have been proven effective over the last two decades. Dermal fillers range from $630 to $2000 depending on your chosen material.

 

Side-Effects

Just like any other cosmetic procedure, there will always be risks involved no matter how trained the technician is. Botox injections can result in eye redness and irritation, bruising at the spot of the injection, headaches and dropping eyelids. Dermal fillers are a more intense treatment and more severe negative side effects can occur such as infection, allergic reaction, scarring and numbness.


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Trust The Experts

International Beauty Institute professionals can help you guide you through the injection process so that you will have the best experience and results with answers to your every question before the procedures. Our IBI experts are professionally trained in high risk areas such as possible side effects, consent forms and pictures, post treatment follow ups, licensure and liability issues and patient consultation and proper patient selection.

 

 

 

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