Botulinum toxin, popularly known as Botox is different from Filler. Botox is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles. It is a neurotoxic protein (a drug made from a toxin) produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. Botulinum toxin prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from axon endings at the neuromuscular junction.
Filler is a soft tissue filler injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Most wrinkle fillers are temporary but effective because they are eventually absorbed by the body.
Key Factors to Consider
When trying to choose between Botox and Fillers, there are key factors to consider. These factors include:
- Location of Wrinkles
Difference between Botulinum Toxin and Fillers
- Botox is a muscle paralysis agent while fillers are injectable gels comprised of hydronic acid.
- Fillers enhance facial volume and shape while Botox reduces facial motion by paralyzing the muscle in your face.
- Botox removes the fine lines and wrinkles, crows feet and neck bands while Fillers improve the fullness of the face by lifting up the skin.
- Botox is ideal for dynamic wrinkles (e.g. lines between the eyebrows) while Fillers are ideal for static wrinkles (e.g. smile lines).
- The effects of fillers can last from a few months to years while botox can last between four to six months.
The Good news is, we offer both services but we advise that you come in for consultation with our Doctors. This will help them advise on the best solution for you. Book an appointment.