Is Botox a Filler?

Is Botox a Filler?

Struggling with fine lines and wrinkles? There are various treatment options available to help you eliminate them, including Botox and facial fillers. A common misconception is that Botox and facial fillers are the same. This isn’t true. There are some key differences in how each option works and what they treat.

The Key Difference Between Botox and Fillers

Both Botox and facial fillers are injected using a syringe, and both options can be completed during a simple office visit. However, Botox and fillers are different in how they work.

Botox blocks nerve signals within your facial muscles which prevents the muscle from contracting. Since these muscles are paralyzed, the wrinkles and lines found around the muscle will often disappear.

In contrast, facial fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are gel-like substances that are injected to add volume to fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike Botox, facial fillers do not affect the surrounding muscle.

Botox or Filler: Which Option Is Best for You?

Both Botox and fillers are safe and effective treatment options for reducing the effects of aging. However, one method may be better for you than the other, depending on what you’re looking to treat.

What Is Botox Used For?

Botox is best used for wrinkles and lines that result from muscle movement. For example, Botox is great for eliminating the “11” wrinkles between your eyebrows. Botox will paralyze the muscle in your forehead, diminishing those frown lines.

Botox also works great for crow’s feet as well as the smile lines around the corners of your mouth.

What Are Facial Fillers Used For?

Since facial fillers are used to add fullness to the skin, they’re best used for deeper wrinkles and lines. For example, facial fillers are great for diminishing deep frown lines or nasolabial creases. They can also add fullness back into the cheeks, reduce the appearance of laugh lines and plump your lips.

If you’re still not sure which option is best for you, we recommend reaching out to a skilled aesthetic physician. They’ll get to know those areas you wish to improve and develop a treatment plan that fits your goals.

Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles With Balance Hormone Center

If fine lines and wrinkles are diminishing your confidence, we’re here to help. At Balance Hormone Center, we offer both facial fillers and Botox to fit your specific needs. Reach out to our team today to schedule an appointment at our Gilbert or Chandler office.

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