With advancements in technology and studies, it is now possible to stop or, to some extent, reverse the natural aging effects such as hair loss, fine lines, and wrinkles. It is also possible to give yourself a better look by reducing skin sagging, dark circles, puffy eyes, and a lifted smile. This, in turn, will give your skin a new glow and a youthful appearance.
Some of such techniques include Botox Injections or PRP treatment. If you don’t previously know about these terms or have little knowledge and are looking forward to getting a glow-up, you are at the right place.
Below, we have covered all you need to know about PRP and Botox Treatment, their uses, differences, side effects, aftercare instructions, and recommendations that will help you choose from one of these.
So let’s dive deeper!
What is PRP?
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is a famous cosmetic procedure that harnesses the body’s potential for natural healing and growth effects it uses to heal injuries and tissues. Long story short, this procedure extracts platelet-rich plasma from the body and injects it back into specific body parts such as the face or scalp to enhance the regeneration and growth of new cells. This, in turn, helps a person achieve smooth skin, better hair growth, and youthful appearance.
- Reduces dark circles and puffy eyes
- Treats sagging skin
- Enhances and treats dull or uneven skin tone
- Reduces wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin
- Boosts natural hair growth (used after chemotherapy for hair transplant)
- Treats baldness and alopecia
- Has anti-inflammatory effects
- Used for pain relief
- Helps post-surgical repair
- Treats tendon and acute injuries
What is Botox?
Botox, also known as Botulinum Toxin type A is a purified neurotoxin injected into facial muscles to block nerve signals which in turn relaxes the wrinkles, smoothing the skin. It is a chemical injectable that doesn’t affect pain relief. There are specific areas that may get a botox injection. Unlike PRP, that covers the whole face, Botox only affects the areas treated.
- Helps diminish fine lines and forehead lines
- Reduces nose wrinkles
- Used for a smile lift
- Minimizes severity of migraines
- Helps reduce excessive sweating in the armpits and palms
- Reduces neck rings
- Used for cheek lift
- Contours the face
- Treats lockjaw
- Helps plump lips
Procedure & After Care Of Botox & PRP
Below are the procedure and aftercare recommendations for botox and PRP
Botox is a widely used procedure that uses foreign materials. It begins with the cosmetic surgeon or aesthetician marking the areas where he will inject botox. This might be your cheeks, lips, jaws, or other areas of your body. He will then use local anesthesia to prevent any pain and inject botox in the areas mapped. The client is left under observation to see if he faces any allergic reactions. If not, the procedure finishes, and he will see signs within a few days.
It is advised to exercise the muscles that have been treated by Botox injection in the next hour of treatment. You can do so by smiling, exercising your jaw, or moving your eyebrows. Besides, you should sit and bend forward for 3-4 hours after the procedure. Avoiding hot showers, facials, hot drinks, massaging, gym, and direct sunlight is also recommended. Finally, applying SPF 30 every 2 hours is favorable.
On the other hand, PRP is a natural procedure that uses the body’s own plasma. However, it is comparatively more complex than botox. First, the blood is extracted from the client’s body, and to separate the plasma from the blood, it is sent for centrifuging. This procedure takes around 30 minutes. Once separated, your face is slightly numb. Afterward, plasma is reinjected into the desired areas – the scalp to enhance hair growth or on the face to rejuvenate the skin. Bruising and redness are common in clients for the next two days, so there is nothing to worry about, and you can continue with your everyday activities the very next day.
The aftercare instructions for PRP include using a clean pillowcase or any other thing that will touch your face for the next few days. Besides, you should avoid going to the gym, running, or any activity that causes sweat. Avoid direct sun exposure for as little as three days and ten days if possible. Finally, applying SPF 30 every 2 hours is highly recommended.
PRP vs. Botox – Which is better?
If you are wondering which of these beauty treatments you shoukd go for, here are a few ups and downs involved with both of them that will help you decide:
The risks and allergic reactions are way less when you go for PRP treatment since it is a natural procedure, unlike botox, which uses a foreign material. It produces more natural results and lasts longer than Botox. The average lasting time for PRP is 18 months, while for botox is 3-4 months.
However, if you want instant results, you should go for Botox. This is because botox will show results almost immediately, but PRP will take around 90 days to start showing results.
Other Common Cosmetic Injectables In Dubai
Besides botox and PRP, there are other natural and synthetic chemical agents available to enhance your skin and body. Dubai is a large marketplace to get cosmetic injectables. Some of them include:
- Chemical peels
- Dermal fillers
Dubai offers the best skin rejuvenation treatments. It is worth it to try both botox and PRP from there. However, it all depends on you. If you want a natural and long-lasting procedure and are in no hurry to witness the results, it is a good idea to go for PRP.
However, choosing Botox is a better option if you want immediate and surprising results. Typically, PRP is the preferred hair loss treatment, while Botox is used for skin.