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Botox vs Fillers

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified form of the botulinum toxin used safely for decades to correct wrinkles. Botox works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected. When those nerve signals are interrupted, the affected muscle is temporarily paralyzed or frozen. Without movement of these selected muscles in the face, certain wrinkles may be softened, reduced, or even removed.

Botox only works on wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement; these are known as dynamic wrinkles. On the other hand, this is not a permanent treatment, repeated treatments are necessary for continued wrinkle-reducing effects.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers, sometimes called soft tissue fillers, are substances designed to be injected beneath the surface of the skin to add volume and fullness.

There are different types of dermal fillers designed to treat varying signs of aging. Depending on the filler selected, they help to plump up thinning lips, enhance or fill in shallow areas on the face, decrease or remove the shadow or wrinkle under the eyes caused by the lower eyelid, fill in or soften the look of recessed scars, fill in or soften static wrinkles include those around the mouth and along the cheeks.

Main Differences:

  1. Botox freezes muscles to stop creases and wrinkles caused by facial expressions. While dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid and similar substances to “fill in” or plump areas that have lost volume and smoothness.
  2. Botox results last 3 to 4 months. Dermal filler results vary, depending on which filler is used; some fillers last 6 months, while others last up to 2 years or longer.
  3. The most common areas that Botox can treat are lines on the upper face, horizontal lines on the forehead, and crow’s feet around the eyes and also works on static wrinkles that include lines in the cheeks, neck, and jowl areas. And the most common areas that fillers can treat are wrinkles around the mouth, thin lips, and cheeks that have lost fullness. They also be used on forehead wrinkles, scars, and other areas that need extra volume for a smoother look.

Because Botox and fillers are different substances designed for different uses, they can sometimes be combined in one treatment. For instance, someone may use Botox to correct lines between the eyes and a filler to correct smile lines around the mouth.

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