The Difference Between Botox and Face Fillers


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The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is a common source of irritation for both men and women. Many people search for something that can reverse these tell-tale signs of aging. If you are searching for a safe and effective anti-aging treatment to restore your youthful appearance, consider using Injectables.

Injectables:

Injectables is a blanket term for a procedure that transfers product directly into the skin and muscle tissue via a syringe in order to help reduce the signs of aging. Botox and Fillers both use this method and obtain favorable results, but they each perform in completely different ways. We’ll discuss the differences below so you can choose which one is right for you.

Botox:

Botox can enhance your overall appearance by:

“BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.” Botox Cosmetic: What Is Botox Cosmetic?

Botox (and similar brands such as Dysport) works by using Botulinum toxins, which are injected directly into the facial muscle in order to restrict muscle movement. Deeply etched lines in the face, often created by intense concentration or constant furrowing, will smooth out with regular use.

Is Botox for you?

Botox is for those who are experiencing wrinkles in places where they hold a lot of tension; think frown lines, furrowed brows, etc. By freezing the muscles in these areas, you prevent deeper lines forming. Some patients have noticed with multiple treatments, the habit of furrowing and frowning stops. This results in fewer treatments over time.

Fillers:

Fillers differ from Botox because they are injected into the contours of your face, not to paralyze, but to add volume or plump specific areas.

Some fillers are made with hyaluronic acid which fills in wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a substance your body naturally produces to keep skin plump and hydrated. Since it already occurs in the body, these fillers are less likely to cause an allergic reaction. The filler itself has a gel-like consistency that is injected into the skin to smooth fine lines. These particular fillers can last from 6 to 12 months before being absorbed. Brands such as Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, and Restylane are all options for those who are interested in the Hyaluronic Acid option.

Fillers can also use fat from your body. Noninvasive fat transfers are another way to add volume to the skin. By using your body’s fat, the procedure can reduce crow’s feet, laugh lines and ridges that appear as a normal part of aging. Along with improving the skin’s appearance and reversing the signs of aging, fat transfers can also repair and reconstruct skin damaged by trauma or surgery.

Are Fillers right for you?

If you want to add volume to your face, fillers are a perfect choice. The best areas to target are under the eyes, thinned cheeks, and lips. Again, Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance, so it is perfect for anyone who suffers from severe allergy problems.

If you think it’s time to consider Injectables, we are here to help. Out expert members of staff work with you to develop individualized plans to help you achieve your goals. Call 931-555-2005 to book your appointment today!

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