Botox vs. Fillers: Which One Should You Choose?

When it comes to achieving a youthful and refreshed appearance, many people turn to cosmetic treatments like BOTOX® and dermal fillers.

Both of these treatments can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but they work in different ways and are best suited for different areas of the face.

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    So what exactly are Botox and Filler treatments?

    Botox is a type of injectable treatment that uses a neurotoxin called Botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze the muscles that cause wrinkles. It is most commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes (crows feet), and between the eyebrows (frown lines).

    Botox works by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles, causing the muscles to relax and preventing them from contracting. This leads to a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

    Fillers, on the other hand, work by adding volume to the face. They are made of various materials such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, and poly-L-lactic acid. Fillers are used to add volume to areas of the face that have lost it over time, such as the cheeks, temples, and jawline. They can also be used to enhance features such as the lips and nose.

    What are the main differences?

    A key difference between the two is that Botox can only be used to treat wrinkles caused by muscle movement, while fillers can be used to treat wrinkles caused by volume loss.

    Dermal fillers can also be used to enhance or emphasise features such as lips, nose or cheeks. Botox is not used to enhance features and also cannot add volume to certain areas of the face. Fillers are often used to enhance features and add volume to the face.

    Both Botox and fillers are considered to be a temporary treatment which requires maintenance as the results wear off. Botox typically lasts for 3-6 months depending on the individual, and the effects will gradually wear off. Fillers can last longer depending on the type chosen. Standard fillers could last 6-9 months while the premium long-lasting fillers can last up to two years. Permanent fillers are generally a thing of the past.

    How much are Botox and fillers?

    Here at SkinViva, we offer competitive pricing at our Manchester clinic. Botox treatments range between £180-£299, whereas our Dermal Fillers can cost between £259-£595. It depends on the area being treated and the volume of injectable product used during the procedure.

    Are there side effects?

    Botox and fillers are both generally considered safe and have few side effects. However, some people may experience slight swelling, redness, or soreness at the injection site. These side effects usually resolve within a few days.

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    How are they performed?

    Botox and dermal fillers are both injectable procedures.

    At SkinViva both Botox and fillers are performed by medically qualified staff who have training in aesthetics.

    Before deciding which treatment is right for you, it’s important to consult with a qualified professional who can assess your individual needs and recommend the best treatment plan for you. Here at SkinViva, we offer a free and no-obligation consultation, to ensure you chose the right treatment for your desired results.

    So which should I choose?

    Ultimately, whether you choose Botox or fillers will depend on your individual needs and goals. Botox is best for reducing the appearance of wrinkles caused by muscle movement, while fillers are best for adding volume to the face and enhancing features.

    Both treatments can be used together to achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance and combination treatments are a very popular way of combining the best of both procedures.

    Speak with one of our qualified professionals today and let us help you choose the treatment that is right for you.

    SkinViva Manchester

    SkinViva was established in 2008 and has an excellent reputation for offering high quality skin treatments in the North West.

    Their team of Aesthetic Clinicians offer the latest anti-ageing treatments including dermal fillers, lip filler and BOTOX anti-ageing treatment at their clinic in Manchester. A consultation is always required prior to any cosmetic treatment and this is free of charge. We allow generous appointment times so that treatment and this can normally be done at the same appointment if required.

    SkinViva now also offer a range of SkinCare treatments with our SkinCare Specialist, including advanced facials, chemical peels, microneedling, mesotherapy, dermaplaning and radiofrequency – everything you could wish for to achieve the healthy, glowing skin you’ll be proud of.

    For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation with an aesthetic clinician, please call 0161 865 1141, email

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