Botox vs. Filler – The Real Difference
If you’re interested in a beauty boost by reducing lines, wrinkles, or replenishing areas that have lost their elasticity or fullness, it’s hard to know where to start in terms of cosmetic treatments.
Looking more youthful without surgical procedures is achievable with the use of injectables like Dermal Filler and Botox.
Many people think that Filler and Botox are the same and can be used interchangeably. The truth is, they are very similar in use but vary in ingredients and overall goal.
The good news? You can use them together to create the replenished look you’ve been wanting!
What Should I Know?
If you’re interested in receiving either injection, it is best to discuss with one of our aestheticians or medical professionals about which treatment will benefit you the most.
When you come in for a consultation, we will discuss your goals and what you are looking to achieve. Then, we will walk you through how each treatment will work, how and where we inject Botox or Filler, and the best tips for post-treatment care.
Our overall goal is to help you feel more confident in yourself, and help you feel and look your best!
The first thing you need to know is the real difference between Botox and Dermal fillers and which treatment will help you receive your desired look.
Botox is an injectable treatment that uses OnabotulinumtoxinA to temporarily stop the muscle function and, over time with repeated treatments, will weaken the muscle. This means that even though this treatment will not “iron out” your wrinkles, it will temporarily smooth them and make them less noticeable.
We also offer other forms of neurotoxin treatments like Xeomin and Jeuveau, which are also FDA approved and last 3-6 months!
Understanding areas that Botox treats can also help you decide if this is the correct treatment for your needs.
- Bunny lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Lip lines
- Marionette lines
- Pebble chin
FUN FACT: Botox is also beneficial for people who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)! Those who have this disorder can struggle with migraines, inability to open their mouths fully, teeth grinding, and all-over pain and discomfort in the face, neck, and head. Because of Botox’s ability to weaken muscles, this treatment will help lessen the jaw’s stiffness and tightness and some much-needed relief.
As we age, our body starts to lose fullness and elasticity. This can mean we experience volume loss in areas like the lips and cheeks. So if you’re looking to increase plumpness and fullness in your face, dermal filler is the treatment you will want.
Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance made of hyaluronic acid and other natural substances injected into the deep layers of the facial tissue to restore volume.
Here are a few of the treatable areas that can be improved with dermal fillers:
- Certain types of depressed scars
- Glabella folds
- Hollow cheeks, tear troughs, and temples
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Thin or asymmetrical lips
We use top of the line Dermal Fillers here at Resurgence Wellness, including:
- Radiesse 1.5
Another great bonus is that some Filler treatments can help stimulate the body’s natural collagen production.
The Real Difference Between Botox and Filler
Botox reduces fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscle and eventually weakens those muscles through multiple treatments.
A Botox procedure takes around 15 to 30 minutes depending on the area and lasts anywhere between 3 to 6 months.
and elasticity due to aging. This procedure takes around an hour and can last 15 or more months!
Let Us Help You Own the Day
As far as cosmetic treatments go, it is always best to consult an experienced professional. Our licensed medical professionals and Aesthetic Nurses here at Resurgence Wellness are well versed and highly trained in both of these treatments and can help you understand the treatments that best fit your goals.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation to discuss how to boost your natural beauty and receive a Botox or Filler treatment, connect with us today. We are ready to help you own the day!