What’s The Difference Between Botox And Fillers?
So you’ve realized that your facial wrinkles are starting to show and that your frown lines are deepening. You’re not alone! At some point in our lives, we all start to notice it. Lines and wrinkles are a part of aging, but they don’t have to be permanent. Various treatments exist for this aspect of aging, and their use depends on individual cases. Two types that are offered at Florida Aesthetics and that are FDA-approved are fillers and Botox injections. What’s the difference?
Botox is an injection that is made from botulin, which works to paralyze the muscles surrounding the lines/wrinkles being treated. This in turn relaxes the muscles and reduces the appearance of lines or wrinkles. It is a minimally-invasive procedure that is very effective and efficient. Botox injections are repeated periodically to maintain the effect.
Fillers are also injections that reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. However, unlike Botox, they are composed of calcium hydroxylapitite. This material works to add volume to the area being treated, thus reducing/eliminating wrinkles and lines. Results last for up to fifteen months, depending on the area being treated and its severity. Juvederm fillers, like Botox, are also minimally-invasive and highly effective.
What’s the difference? Using Botox or Juvederm fillers for best results depends on the individual. Each person is unique. Juvederm fillers may work best for one person while Botox works best for another. Determining the best fit for treatment requires a consultation with a licensed aesthetician. If you’re interested in learning about what works best for your anti-aging treatments, talk to one of our licensed medical practitioners at Florida Aesthetics today!