Learn the difference between Botox and Fillers

The two most popular, non-invasive cosmetic procedures are Botox and fillers like Juvederm. Both treatments are considered cosmetic injections, or injectables. Both diminish the appearance of wrinkles and both provide natural looking results that make you feel and look younger and more revitalized. However, the two treatments are actually very different from one another. Learn the differences between Botox and fillers to discover which cosmetic injection is best for you.

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What is Botox?

Botox is a neuromodulator. Other injections similar to Botox are Dysport and Xeomin. These neuromodulators target dynamic wrinkles, also known as expression lines that age the upper region of the face. Dynamic wrinkles appear after years of repeated facial expressions that create grooves in the contracting muscle, creasing the skin that sits on top of it. Botox works by blocking the nerve impulses that cause the underlying muscle to contract. By relaxing the muscle, it can lengthen, smoothing out the overlying wrinkle. The most popular treatment areas for Botox include crow’s feet, brow lines, and forehead wrinkles.

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What are fillers?

Fillers are volumizing substances. The most popular filler is Juvederm, a collection line of fillers consisting of Hyaluronic Acid. This substance occurs naturally in the skin, keeping it hydrated and plump. The Juvederm filler acts as a volumizing gel, filling in facial depressions, such as fine lines and wrinkles, plumping areas with age related volume loss, such as sunken cheek bones or under eye bags, improving the appearance of acne scars, and enhancing facial features, such as plumping the lips as lip injections.

While Botox typically targets the upper region of the face where expression lines are most prominent, Hyaluronic Acid fillers primarily target the lower region of the face, filling in fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth such as marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and vertical lips lines.

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Botox and Fillers are Technique Sensitive Procedures

All cosmetic treatments are technique sensitive, meaning the experience and expertise of the person performing the procedure influences the safety and efficacy of the treatment. However, this is especially true with cosmetic injections. When performed by a reputable medical professional, injectables are safe, have a low chance of side effects, and produce impressive results that look natural and maintain full expression so your face does not look frozen or swollen.¹

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Botox and Fillers Near Me:

The best way to determine what injectable is right for you is to schedule a complimentary consultation from SKINNEY Medspa, the premier provider of Juvederm and Botox in NYC. All cosmetic injections from SKINNEY Medspa are performed by renowned dermatologist, Dr. Hadley King, a skilled master injector with years of experience administering Botox and fillers, such as Juvederm.

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