When seeking an aesthetic treatment, it pays to do your research. Our clinic in Clapham Common offers a range of high-end procedures designed to enhance your appearance and confidence and will work with you to find the right treatment for the right results.
Today, we’re comparing Botox with dermal filler – specifically, whether masseter Botox or jawline filler is the best option for you. We’ll explore more about these treatments, their benefits and how they compare in this blog post.
What’s The Difference Between Botox and Dermal Filler?
That’s a great question – and a key starting point. Botox is a treatment that ‘relaxes’ the muscles in areas of the face to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as slim areas which may appear bulky. By contrast, dermal filler ‘fills’, whether deeper lines and wrinkles, volume loss or general facial contouring.
Why Have Masseter Botox?
Masseter Botox uses anti-wrinkle injections to change the shape of the lower half of your face. It specifically targets the muscles you use to chew, which can help combat a square-shaped jaw. Overall, it can achieve better harmony with your facial features.
Why Have Jawline Filler?
This works in the opposite way of anti-wrinkle injections. So, you’ll be able to give your jaw a more defined look. This is because the filler acts as a plumping agent. Because these treatments work in different ways, generally speaking, masseter Botox slims the face, and jawline filler plumps the face.
How Long Do Results Last?
Anti-wrinkle injections, or Botox, typically last 3-4 months, whereas dermal fillers can last up to 18 months. However, it depends on many factors, such as your metabolism; your age; your skin type; and whether you’ve had treatment before. Both can be ‘’topped up’’, however only dermal fillers can be dissolved. Also, dermal filler results tend to develop more quickly, sometimes immediately after treatment.
What About Side Effects and Pain?
These are both injectable treatments, so as with any needle-based treatment, you can expect some tenderness, possible bruising and redness at the injection site. This usually passes in a matter of days. There are some risks with treatment – which our experts will discuss with you – but these are generally rare.
What Else Do I Need to Know?
Masseter Botox isn’t just about changing your face shape. It can also be used to relieve bruxism (teeth grinding) and associated pain or headaches. This is because it reduces movement in the muscles responsible.
What’s My Next Step?
Talk to our team in Clapham Common to learn how we can help, and book a personal consultation.