Botox and dermal fillers are among the most widely requested cosmetic treatments in the world, but since they are both injectables, it’s easy to understand why many people get them confused. But the truth is they don’t work the same way, so what is the real difference between botox and dermal fillers.
Botox and dermal fillers
Botox and dermal fillers are both minimally invasive anti-wrinkle treatments that can be done in just a few minutes, and require virtually no downtime. When done correctly, they produce natural looking results that leave you looking younger.
What is the difference?
Botox is a neurotoxin that is very effective for reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles occur due to continuous muscle movement, and botox works by relaxing the muscles that cause the wrinkles to form in the first place. This allows the wrinkles to smooth out and become less noticeable. Botox works best on frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet.
On the other hand, dermal fillers are most effective on wrinkles not linked to muscle movement. Theyhelp to rebuild the skin’s architecture, as they restore collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.Dermal fillers work by plumping up wrinkles and lines, so that they appear smoother. There are a variety of dermal fillers available that can be used to fill in wrinkles such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. They also help to plump cheeks, reduce under-eye bags, and augment the lips (learn more).
The safest way to discover which treatment is right for you, is to consult with an experienced injector, preferably a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Clients in Chicago, IL can contact Skin Care Center to find out more.
Call 773-296-3636 for our Chicago office, or 847-234-6121 for our office in Lake Forest and 847-901-0252 for our Glenview location.