Hyaluronic acid or botox? We have the answer!
Botox or hyaluronic acid? Hyaluronic acid or botox? These two are the most popular treatments in aesthetic medicine, even if many people also choose mesotherapies or chemical peelings. However, sometimes we don’t know which one is better. Do you want to know them?
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that paralyzes muscles. We can inject it easily, when the correct amount is chosen, and spread its effects wherever we want to. However, in Spain we are only allowed to use it on the upper third of the face.
It is especially useful for expression lines. Botox has even more uses, like fighting against bruxism, hyperhidrosis and migraines.
After injecting it where we want to, the patient will have to return to the clinic to have a follow-up with the doctor. Another injection can be needed to level the whole result.
Botox, the trademark of the botulinum toxin, is more popular than ever because of its safety and immediate effects. It is a natural substance, so it will be reabsorbed after some months. When this happens, we will be back at the initial stage so another injection will be needed.
The hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a natural element of our bodies, which has a very important mission: creating collagen. Collagen is the substance that hydrates the skin, softens the wrinkles and develops firm and beautiful lips.
The more hyaluronic acid we have in our organism, the less our wrinkles and eye-circles are visible.
When we grow up the levels of hyaluronic acid decrease. So, it is important to get them back. There are more than one way to do so, like aliments or pills with hyaluronic acid. However, injections are always the most effective way, because we can introduce a bigger quantity of the product just where we need it.
So… botox or hyaluronic acid?
As you can see, both products are great for achieving different goals. However, they have some differences. Botox is very powerful, but it can never be injected outside of the upper third of the face.
Our piece of advice is asking for a doctor’s opinion. They will tell you what is better for you: botox or hyaluronic acid. Furthermore, these methods can be combined with others, like mesotherapy or facial PRF. There are many possibilities!
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Dr. Espinosa Custodio works at Instituto Médico del Prado, his hair clinic in Madrid, and performs hair transplants in Mexico, twice a year. If you would like to make an appointment, you can contact us on +34 912 468 664, on WhatsApp +34 627 396 322 or on the contact page of our website. From Mexico you can contact us at +52 55 4509 9909.
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