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Difference between Botox and Fillers

Most people don’t understand the difference between the two products. Many assume Botox can be injected everywhere and anywhere.

That is not the case, Botox is injected in certain regions of the face and body as filler is also specified for certain regions.

So, what is the difference between Botox and fillers?

Let’s start with Botox…

Botox targets the muscle receptors to relax the muscles, which prevents fine lines and wrinkles. It usually lasts for about three months. The most common areas that are treated with Botox are the forehead, crows feet, between the eyebrows, and above the nose.

A popular area that has been rising is the underarms. Injecting Botox in this region can help with individuals who deal with Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) which helps limit the amount of sweat.

If you have excessive migraines, Botox can help you as well. The injection will be given in the temple area of the forehead thus, relaxing the muscles to reduce the tension for future pain.

What is Filler?

Fillers are used to fill volume loss in the cheeks and laugh lines, and they can also add volume to the lips.

There are different kinds of fillers for different areas and it is important to consult an injection specialist about what product and area is best for you. Depending on the type of filler, the treatment can last up to six months through couple of years.

Written by Michelle Salcedo, RN, BSN

Michelle brings 17-years’ experience as registered nurse, with over 10-years spent in Medical Aesthetics and Dermatology, to GMA. She has extensive experience with Laser Treatments, JUVÉDERM® Filler and BOTOX®.

Michelle is deeply committed to her patients and passionately remains knowledgeable of the most advanced medical aesthetic treatments and techniques including Microneedling and Chemical Peels. Michelle loves to spend time with her pets and family outdoors, hiking and camping.

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