BOTOX and fillers are both anti-aging treatments. They are alike to the extent that they are both injectable and they are both given to treat wrinkles. That said, they are ultimately two different procedures conducted in different ways.
The Difference between Botox and Fillers
We know that botox stands for Botolinum Toxin. It is a protein that is being used for smoothening facial lines and wrinkles.
What many don’t know is that BOTOX is the original registered brand name for this treatment.
Botox is best suited to treat dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those that appear when you make a facial expression. These wrinkles become more prominent with age or with weight loss. When Botox is injected in these areas, it relaxes/paralyses the muscle. Now, because the muscle does not move, wrinkles don’t appear. Botox is not advisable for wrinkles or lines caused by loss of collagen. And this is when, dermal fillers come into play.
Unlike Botox, dermal fillers treat static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are those that will show on your face even when you have no expression. They are also used to plump and lift skin, such as augmenting of the lips and cheeks, lifting of the under eye depression.
To conclude “Lines of expression need botulinum toxin. Lines at rest need filler.”
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