Fillers vs. Botox: What’s The Difference?

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Women and men can both benefit from fillers and Botox. Our faces take a beating from natural aging, stress, hormonal changes, and sun exposure. Both are injectables that help you turn back the clock, and both can be combined into one treatment. Fillers vs Botox: what’s the difference?

How And Where Does Botox Work?

Botox is a purified bacteria when injected into certain muscles, it causes them to freeze or become paralyzed. When that occurs, wrinkles and creases almost disappear, and you cannot move that area of your face as easily.

Botox specifically works on wrinkles caused by muscle movement known as dynamic wrinkles or facial expression lines. These appear on the upper face, including the “11” lines between the brows, the horizontal lines on the forehead, “crow’s feet” around the eyes, all from smiling, frowning, and squinting.

Botox has been safely used for decades and even has some neurological benefits related to migraine headaches and blepharospasm or eye twitches. There are possible side effects, and most of them are short lived.  Typically, results last 3 to 4 months.

How Are Fillers Different?

Soft tissue fillers work on static wrinkles or those you can see when your face is resting, and they are injected beneath the skin to add fullness and volume.

This includes the following:

  • To plump thinning lips
  • Fill in shallow areas on the face
  • To decrease or remove the shadow or wrinkle under the eyes caused by the lower lid
  • Soften the look of recessed scars
  • Soften static wrinkles on the lower face like laugh lines around the mouth
  • Lost fullness in the cheeks

There are several types of fillers available now which last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.

Consider Your Priorities

Be certain you are going to a professional trained in performing injections with Botox or fillers, like Perennial Women’s Wellness in Somerset.

Decide what areas you want to improve, and share your goals during the appointment.

Contact Perennial Women’s Wellness at (606) 451-3145 to schedule a consultation for Botox or filler injections.

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