What is the difference between Botox and Dermal Fillers?
Botox and Dermal fillers are aesthetic treatments given by injections. The treatments aren’t surgical and are minimally invasive. Some of their individual aspects are very different, as we will specify.
Botox and dermal filler treatments are very popular, more than 9 million procedures in 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Botox can help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions by using purified bacteria that freeze muscles.
Dermal fillers include ingredients that add fullness to areas that have may thinned due to aging. This thinning is common in around the face including mouth, eyes and cheeks.
People should have realistic expectations and be aware of the costs and risks of treatments.
What is Botox?
It may help to correct musculature induced wrinkles, such as crow’s feet around the eyes and horizontal lines on the forehead and has been used safely for decades.
This fantastic treatment works by blocking nerve signals. When those nerve signals are interrupted, the affected muscle is temporarily paralyzed. Without movement of these selected muscles in the face, certain wrinkles may be softened, reduced, or even removed.
The brand names Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin are all treatments made with botulinum toxin.
What can Botox correct?
Dr. Atkin’s treatment only works on wrinkles that are caused by muscle contraction. These are known as dynamic wrinkles, and are often called “expression lines.”
The most common dynamic wrinkles that Botox can treat are lines on the upper face, such as between the brows, horizontal lines on the forehead, and crow’s feet around the eyes. These lines are caused by smiling, frowning, squinting, and other facial expressions.
This treatment will not work on fine lines and wrinkles caused by sagging or loss of plumpness in the face. These are known as static wrinkles. Static wrinkles include lines in the cheeks, neck, and jowl areas.
Nor is this a permanent treatment. Repeated treatments are necessary for continued wrinkle-reducing effects. Most people find that the muscle-relaxing effect will last for 3 to 4 months.