The easiest way to explain the difference between fillers and Botox- filler is used to fill in tissue where volume has been lost while Botox is most commonly used to soften wrinkles and lines.
Botox only works on wrinkles that are a result of muscle movement. Most commonly it is used for the forehead and around the eyes to treat dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles develop because of our facial expressions. For example, frowning can cause an “11” wrinkle between the eyebrows.
Meanwhile, fillers work on static wrinkles that are caused by a loss of collagen. Once the body slows the production of collagen the skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. Static wrinkles are most commonly located around the mouth and along the cheeks. Filler can fill in or soften these wrinkles, as well as scars or shallow areas of the face.
Other key differences to consider are how long before noticeable changes can be seen and how long results last. However, these time frames will vary from person to person. To find out which injection is a better fit for YOU book a consultation with Dr. Yatskar!