BOTOX® and dermal fillers, such as Juvederm® and BELOTERO BALANCE®, are quite popularly known. But despite their high popularity, some people do not know the differences between dermal fillers and BOTOX®. Some others even think they are the same thing. Well, they are two distinctly different things and are recommended for different situations. Here we look at some of the differences between dermal fillers and BOTOX®.
1. How the procedures are different
BOTOX® works by temporarily blocking nerve signals to the treated muscles, which decreases movement of the treatment area. When the movement of these muscles is reduced, wrinkles on the face are softened and reduced. There is typically no downtime after receiving BOTOX® injections.
Dermal fillers plump the skin and stimulate the production of other proteins. They restore the smoothness of the face and add volume to aging areas.
Both BOTOX® and dermal fillers are useful treatments. They can also be used together at our med spa in San Antonio for best results, especially in situations where the patient has both static and dynamic wrinkles.
2. What they treat
BOTOX® treats dynamic wrinkles, such as those that are visible when you smile, squint or frown. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, treat static lines. These are deep and visible when the face is at rest. With that being said, one similarity is that dermal fillers and BOTOX® do both treat facial wrinkles.
3. How long do they last and how soon do they work?
Dermal fillers produce immediate results and their effects last from multiple months to two years. BOTOX® results are seen in the days after application and results last for months.
Which one to choose