Botox vs fillers
What is the difference between Botox and fillers?
I was recently on a trip with some guys who aren’t, shall we say, as well-versed in things like Botox and fillers as yours truly.
This became clear every time we saw someone with “trout pout” or someone making duck face for a selfie. My friends would (try not to) stare and comment on how much botox they had in their lips. Sorry boys, wrong. I was equally surprised in their lack of facts when we would see someone botox’ed to the nines (or more accurately the 11’s) and they would mention the excessive use of filler to freeze the face. I know, I should pick a more pop-cultured group of friends, but easier yet I’ll give you the Skiny on botox vs fillers.
Botox and injectable fillers (like Juvederm and Restylane) are cosmetic treatments delivered through injections. If you care about quality and safety than these should only be done in a doctor’s office. If these things are of minimal importance to you, take a look at what can go wrong with budget botox and the likes. Moving on, both are minimally invasive, (no surgery) but that’s where their similarities end.
The Skiny on Botox:
- formulated with a purified bacteria that freeze muscles that cause facial expression
- helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- used on areas like the brow (11’s), forehead and crow’s feet
The Skiny on Dermal fillers:
- formulated with ingredients (most commonly Hyaluronic Acid) that add volume
- adds fullness to areas that have lost volume due to aging
- used on areas like cheeks, lips, under the eyes and around the mouth
If you are more of a visual learner, I’ve included a nifty little video from our skin expert Dermatologist, Dr. Lisa Kellett below.