Botox and Dermal Fillers

Botox and dermal fillers both aim to remedy cosmetic issues caused by aging or sun damage with high effectiveness. However, they do so in unique and different ways. Botox aims to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by decreasing the activity of the facial muscles underneath. As we age, our facial expressions and movements leave their mark on our faces in the same way that a well-traveled road leaves behind grooves or ruts. Botox aims to smoothen out those marks by reducing the stress that such activity provokes on your face. By contrast, dermal fillers diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.  As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent.  The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Dermal fillers help to replace the lost subcutaneous tissue and provide support for the skin of the face.