When considering cosmetic treatments, it is a good idea to do personal research on the different types of procedures and how they will affect your appearance. At Denver Vein Center, we have many patients coming in to ask us, “What’s the difference between Botox and fillers?” The answer is, fillers and botox are different on many levels, below we will address how these substances are different and how they are used to prevent or correct wrinkles.
Prevention with Botox
If you are looking to prevent wrinkles in or around your eyes, forehead, and lips, Botox is the way to go. Botox (Botulinum toxin) is a neurotoxin and works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles under the injection site. Since the nerve signals are interrupted, the muscle is temporarily paralyzed. This is why Botox is the preferred treatment for dynamic wrinkles.
Dynamic wrinkles or expression lines, usually appear as vertical lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, and crow’s feet at the outer corner of the eyes. These wrinkles are caused by repetitive muscle movement over the years.
By preventing movement in these places, wrinkles may be softened, reduced, or even removed by botox injections.
Correction with Fillers
Fillers (Hyaluronic Acid) are typically used as a “corrective” treatment. Soft tissue fillers are used to replace fullness under the skin in what we call static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are frequently found under the eyes, cheeks, and in the jowl area. There are countless brands of fillers and many different uses and applications.
At Denver Vein, we offer only FDA approved Juvéderm! Juvéderm products are gel-like substances which contain Hyaluronic Acid. They are used to “plump up” skin by adding volume to places like:
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