Are you confused by what the difference is between these two anti-aging injecteables? Let us explain.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOTOX AND DERMAL FILLER?
The difference between Botox and Dermal Filler is that Botox is an injectable form of botulinum toxin A, which works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in your face to reduce wrinkles and expression lines, while dermal fillers are used to add volume to various areas of the face.
WHAT DOES BOTOX DO?
Botox, also known as Dysport or Xeomin is injected into specific facial muscles that produce certain expressions. For example; when we smile our eyes squint and create wrinkles in the outer corners. When Botox is injected into targeted muscles it prevents them from engaging. You are still able to smile of course but your eye corners will remain relaxed thus reducing wrinkles from forming! Using Botox as a preventative measure helps delay wrinkles and fine lines from forming. Common signs of aging such as crow’s feet, frown lines between your eyebrows, and forehead creases are less noticeable when we can relax the underlying muscles that cause them. The effects of Botox are temporary and can last up to 6 months depending on your age and lifestyle.
WHAT DOES DERMAL FILLER DO?
Dermal filler has become one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available today due its many advantages over plastic surgery. Made from Hyalauronic acid, a substance naturally found in the human body, dermal filler offers a wide range of implementations. Skilled injectors can contour the face in many ways such as creating a chiseled jawline, increase lip fullness and lift the cheekbone structure. Dermal filler is also very useful in restoring volume in any area that has been lost due to aging. It can even be used in the hands to plump and restore a youthful appearance.
CAN YOU USE BOTOX AND DERMAL FILLER TOGETHER?
YES! There are so many benefits of combining Botox and dermal filler. Because Botox “freezes” muscles it can help reduce repetitive movement in the face that can burn off dermal filler faster. Imagine your face exercising, the more it moves the faster it will burn off dermal filler. Botox hinders movement and as a result will make your filler last longer.
Another beneficial way to combine Botox and Dermal Filler is what we call an “Instant Facelift.” It is a non-surgical technique that provides lifting, volume restoration and wrinkle reduction. Botox is used to soften current wrinkles and help prevent future ones from forming while dermal filler places volume in hollow areas, fills in deep expression lines and can also lift certain areas. The two injecteables work synergistically to create a rejuvenated appearance, instantly, with no invasive surgery.
Thank you for reading! We hope this article has helped clarify the difference between Botox and Dermal Filler. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please speak with us!
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