Botox or Filler – What’s the Difference?

Botox or filler – What’s the difference?

botox-or-fillerBotox and fillers are both popular cosmetic dermatology treatments in Austin for people who want to maintain youthful, plumped and beautiful skin without any surgery. However, there is often confusion concerning the similarities and differences between the two procedures. If you are a novice to receiving either Botox or fillers in Austin, maybe this brief explanation will help you out

Botox smooths, fillers add volume

The key difference between the two cosmetic treatments is that Botox softens and inactivates specific damaging muscles to smooth out skin, whilst fillers add volume to the tissues. It is as simple as that. If you imagine that your face can be compared to a balloon that has lost air and then develops a crepey nature to it, the filler blows your balloon back up. The Botox simply inactivates muscles that are creating further lines.

Botox is injected into the muscles of the face to restrict their movement in order to prevent the skin from wrinkling. For example, a Botox injection can reduce the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes or prevent furrows that appear in the forehead, which are caused by overactive muscles.

A cosmetic filler such as Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse or Voluma is injected deeper into the tissues to add volume to the area and support the overlying skin. Fillers are often used to add definition to cheekbones or jawline where skin has started to sag. They are also often used to fill deeper lines which may be caused by sagging skin and loss of elastic and collagen.

Using Botox and cosmetic filler together

Whilst the treatments can be administered alone, it is incredibly beneficial to have both procedures performed together, as they can complement one another. For deep lines, such a heavy furrows in the brow, filler may be used to plump up the area whilst Botox is used to help the filler last longer and decrease damaging muscle movement.

This is because the Botox injection reduces the movement of the muscles in order to prevent stimulation of the area, which increases the rate at which the filler dissolves. Many patients report that their cosmetic fillers last longer when they have Botox treatment in the same area.

As a spa with a reputation for offering the best Botox price in Austin, we know our stuff when it comes to treating lines, wrinkles and contours with both filler and Botox. If you’d like to know which treatment is best for you we can provide you with a free consultation to discuss your problem areas and advise you on the best procedures; simply contact us to book, and do it today. Why wait any longer to look your absolute best?