What is the Difference Between Botox and Fillers?
Are you beginning to see signs of facial aging such as lines, wrinkles, or lost youthful volume in the midface? If so, you are not alone. Many people know that Botox and fillers can help them to look younger, however, many are still confused about how they differ. Read on to learn more about Botox and fillers.
Botox is a type of neuromodulator, which is an injectable treatment made up of Botulinum Toxin Type A. It works by temporarily blocking the nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract. Without these muscle contractions, wrinkles and lines in the upper face are smoothed over. Botox is most commonly used to treat horizontal forehead lines, the lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes. Results can last from 3-6 months.
Fillers are different from Botox in that they smooth lines and wrinkles by adding volume under the skin. Most dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that attracts and binds water under the skin. This helps to smooth lines and wrinkles, as well as restore volume loss in the mid-face and add volume to the lips. Results can vary depending on the type of filler used. Most fillers last between four months and one year.
If you are interested in Botox or fillers in Brandon to help you achieve a more youthful appearance, contact our office today!
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