What is the difference between Botox and fillers?

If you’re looking to rejuvenate your appearance, botox and dermal fillers are both great choices. Since botox and fillers have quite a bit in common people are often surprised to find out that they can’t be used interchangeably. So one question doctors hear a lot from patients is – What is the difference between botox and fillers.

Botox injectable treatment for facial wrinkles is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the US. It has a high rate of satisfaction, produces consistent results, and has few adverse side-effects.

What is the difference between botox and fillers?
Botox (botulinum toxin) is a neurotoxinthat reduces fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscle. This action smooths the overlying skin, and minimizes wrinkles.

Botox is FDA approved for use on dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that form as a result of the repeated contraction of the muscle. Botox therefore works predominantly on horizontal forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines, but dermal fillers work on static wrinkles. This is a significant difference between botox and fillers.

Dermal fillers can be used to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, augment hollow cheeks, and volumize lips. Fillers don’t have any effect on the muscles, but they work below the surface of the skin to strengthen the support structure. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane and Juvederm stimulate the production of collagen,which helps replace lost facial volume.

Are you interested in facial rejuvenation with botox or dermal fillers? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Chicago, IL area, Skin Care Center is our featured practice. They also have offices in Lake Forest and Glenview, IL.

You can reach them at www.skincarectr.com, or by calling 773-296-3636 for the Chicago office, 847-234-6121 for Lake Forest,or847-901-0252 for the Glenview location.

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