Botox & Fillers

What is Botox?

Wishing you could get a quick fix for the signs of aging around your mouth and eyes?

Botox and fillers would be an option for you. It’s important for individuals to understand the difference between injectables like Botox and facial fillers, like Juvederm.

What Botox does

Botox is a neuromuscular toxin, and it is the most widely recognized brand name for this type of cosmetic. The injectable medicine is used to treat "active" facial lines, meaning those that have only recently formed. A medical specialist will inject the cosmetic into facial areas that are associated with the formation of wrinkles. For example, the muscles you use to frown may be responsible for lines around the mouth, so a plastic surgeon can use Botox to artistically alter facial expressions. This won't result in a loss of the ability to show emotions on the face - the intention is to make subtle changes that will stop lines from forming while promoting a natural appearance.

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What Fillers do

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are used to treat established wrinkles. There are many variations of soft tissue fillers available. In addition to treating deep wrinkles, these cosmetics can alter the appearance of soft tissue - for example, they may be injected into the lips to make one's pout appear fuller.

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