Facial Fillers Vs. Botox

If you’re looking for a way to turn back time on your face and erase some of those lines then you’re probably interested in Botox or facial fillers. While both are powerful and can help to restore your face to its youthful radiance, there are some key differences that may help you determine which course of action would be best for you. Let’s take a look at some of the basics.

What Is Botox?

You’ve likely heard of Botox. It’s the brand name of a powerful substance that helps to eliminate the signs of aging. The actual scientific name for Botox is botulinum toxin. You typically hear about it being used in cosmetic procedures like preventing facial wrinkles, but it can actually be used to treat a number of issues including blepharospasms, migraine headaches, and excessive sweating. The FDA approved Botox for treating frown lines above the eyebrows and other facial wrinkles in 2002. Since then, it’s grown in popularity and become one of the most well-known treatments in anti-aging.

What Are Facial Fillers?

Like Botox, facial fillers are used to prevent or eliminate signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. As their name implies, facial fillers, fill the treatment area with collagen or hyaluronic acid to plump up and restore volume to the skin. Botox, on the other hand, works by reducing the activity of the muscles that cause wrinkles.

Choosing Between The Two

This comes down to what your own goals are and what areas you’d like to get rid of wrinkles. Botox is likely the better choice for wrinkles that happen when your face is in motion or making an expression. These wrinkles are usually located on the forehead. Facial fillers are better for static wrinkles or ones that happen when your face is neutral, relaxed, or not making an expression. Any area that’s sunken in could benefit from fillers.

If you’re interested in Botox or facial fillers, or still aren’t quite sure which one you’d like, we’d love to discuss it with you! Give us a call today at 801-513-FACE to set up a consultation.