Botox versus Fillers: What’s the Difference?
The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is a common source of frustration for both men and women. Many people search for something that can reverse these tell-tale signs of aging. If you are looking for a safe and effective treatment to combat these aesthetic issues, consider injectable products such as Botox or fillers.
Injectables is a blanket term for a procedure that transfers a product directly into the skin and muscle tissue via a syringe to aid in reducing the signs of aging. Botox and fillers both use this method and achieve favorable results, but they each are performed in different ways.
Botox – Botox is a neurotoxin that paralyzes the muscle where it is injected. With regular use, deeply etched lines in the face, often created by repeated expressions, will smooth out. Botox is for patients who are experiencing wrinkles in places where they hold a lot of tension; think frown lines, furrowed brows, etc. By freezing the muscles in these areas, you prevent deeper lines from forming.
Fillers – Fillers do just that — they fill in the wrinkles. There are a variety of dermal fillers available; different fillers are used for different locations on your face. Ultimately, they plump up the tissue and fill in the wrinkles. If you want to add volume to your face, fillers are a great choice. Common target areas are under the eyes, thinned cheeks and lips.
Fillers differ from Botox because they are injected into the contours of your face not to paralyze, but to add volume or plump specific areas. Both Botox and fillers provide a temporary result, from 3-4 months for Botox and 6 months to 2 years depending on the type of fillers.
Every face has unique needs, and we have a variety of products available to address them. During a consultation in Coral Springs, Hollywood and Weston, FL, Dr. Georgescu will listen to your areas of concern and can create a Botox or filler treatment plan specific to your needs. Sometimes one product is sufficient to treat multiple areas like crow’s feet and brow wrinkles. Other times we may recommend a combination of products to address a persistent frown, wrinkling of chin and fine lines around the nose and cheeks. Contact OculoFacial Institute today at 954-519-3923 or website to find out the best wrinkle treatment for you.