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Botox and Fillers: What's the Difference?

botox and fillers

Botox and fillers are the power couple of the decade in the cosmetic surgery field. Their rise in popularity, like many things that make it to the mainstream, come with conflicting information. Many people consider Botox and fillers to be the same, but they are two unique treatments that target different problems.

Botox and Fillers: What's the Difference?

botox and fillers

What is Botox?

Botulinum toxin was approved as a cosmetic treatment by the FDA in 2002 for frown lines above the eyebrows and wrinkles. Botox is injected into the face to prevent facial wrinkles. The latest esthetic surgery trend is preventative Botox which treats young adults with the aim to prevent wrinkles from appearing.

What are fillers?

Facial fillers AKA dermal fillers are used to prevent or banish wrinkles. Botox reduces the activity of wrinkle-causing muscles whereas fillers fill the problem areas with collagen to stimulate collagen growth, while plumping and lifting the affected areas.

Which option is best for you?

Book in for a consultation with a reputable plastic surgeon. Seek personal referrals if possible. Your surgeon will be able to recommend the best option for you based on the severity and location of your wrinkles.