Fillers vs. Botox - what's the difference?
Fillers & neuromodulators like Botox are not one in the same; the key difference is in how they work. Generally speaking, neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin & Jeuveau are used for temporarily relaxing muscle movements – meaning they’re used to soften dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive movements like squinting, frowning, etc. Conversely, fillers are used for restoring lost volume caused by normal skin aging & gravity. Fillers help boost natural collagen production where they’re injected and can be used in a variety of areas in addition to the face, such as earlobes, scars or even the tops of your hands!
Do injectables prevent wrinkles and skin aging?
It is true, both fillers & neuromodulators will help slow down the skin aging process. To illustrate, imagine folding a sheet of paper in half – with each time you fold and unfold, the crease becomes deeper and more permanent. Treatments like Botox are able to temporarily inhibit muscle movement and as a result, wrinkles (creases in the paper) are prevented from becoming more prominent over time. In addition, most fillers have a preventative benefit of stimulating your body’s own collagen production in the areas where they are injected.
How do you choose an injectable treatment?
First of all, selecting the right injectable treatment should start with finding a physician with the knowledge, skill & experience to perform your procedure. After all, you wouldn’t compromise when it comes to picking a heart surgeon, and the same goes for your skin! There are a lot of options available and much like our patients, each injectable is different. It’s our job to explain those options to you and make our recommendations accordingly. We understand that everyone has their own unique set of concerns, so we’ll talk to you about them and then design a plan to get you the best results possible while sticking to your lifestyle, budget and goals.
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