Botox vs. Fillers | Which Will Work Best for YOU? [Free Infographic]

Lower half of woman's face with syringe, lines marked on cheek & hair net

You've heard the hype. People LOVE Botox & fillers.

And you'd like to learn more.

But you're new to medical skincare. How do you know which will work best for you?

Botox & Fillers are very different.

Botox is the brand name for 1 kind of botulinum toxin. (Think Kleenex and facial tissues.) It's injected into your muscles to relax them. When the muscles are relaxed, wrinkles are minimized.

There are 3 other kinds of Botulinum toxins FDA approved for used in the U.S. They are Jeuveau, Dysport and Xeomin. All 3 are FDA approved to treat frown lines. Only Botox is FDA approved to treat both frown lines and crow's feet.

How long does it last?  Botulinum toxins last about 4 months.

Fillers work differently. They "FILL" wrinkles and scars. A needle is used to inject filler underneath your skin to fill depressions or wrinkles. OR they can be used to add volume. They work best on the wrinkles that you see when your face is not moving.

The most widely used fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane, Belotaro), but there are several different kinds. They vary in thickness and can be temporary or permanent.

The thinnest fillers are used in areas with more movement, like your lips. Thicker formulations are for filling smile lines. The thickest fillers are used in places with less movement like the cheekbones.

How long do they last?  Temporary fillers last anywhere from 9 months to about 2 years depending on what kind your injector uses.

When Used Together, Botox & Fillers Get an Even Better Result!

Botox and fillers are used together a LOT - it's called a liquid facelift. Because each injectable minimizes wrinkles differently, they complement each other. In fact, some studies have shown that Botox makes fillers last 42% longer!

Where Are Botox & Fillers Used? How Do I Know Which One I Need?

In general, botulinum toxins are used from the eyes up. Fillers are used on the lower 1/2 of the face.

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