It seems like everywhere you look, there’s a new anti-aging injectable that can help you look years younger.
From Botox to dermal fillers, these anti-wrinkle treatments tout serious youth-enhancing capabilities, from smoothing away stubborn frown lines to reducing the appearance of under eye bags.
Sounds great – but what exactly is the difference between dermal fillers and Botox? And how do you know which option is right for you?
5 Differences Between Dermal Fillers and Botox
1. They treat different facial regions.
Botox and dermal fillers are designed to treat different facial areas. For example, Botox is approved by the FDA to smooth away forehead wrinkles and lines, while dermal fillers are typically used to add facial volume where fat loss has begun,
Botox and dermal fillers can be used in conjunction with one another, which is great for patients looking for the most natural results possible.
2. They use different formulas.
Botox uses botulinum toxin, a safe neuroprotein that blocks nerve signals to treated forehead muscles. Dermal fillers achieve their goals thanks to various hyaluronic acid (HA) formulas, which can be customized depending on your ideal goals.
Botox is a brand name for a single formula; “dermal fillers” is more of an umbrella term that could apply to multiple brand names and formulas.
4. Dermal fillers have varied uses.
Dermal fillers can be used to enhance lip volume, smooth out nasolabial folds and mouth wrinkles, add volume to sunken cheeks, and even help minimize under-eye bags. Some dermal fillers can be used to add volume to hands, thereby minimizing signs of aging.
5. Duration of results can vary.
Botox results tend to last anywhere from three to four months, while dermal filler results can last for six month to two years, depending on the formula and its placement.
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