Botox: 

Works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected.  When those nerve signals are interrupted, the muscle is temporarily paralyzed or frozen.  Without the movement of these selected muscles in the face, certain wrinkles may be softened, reduced or even removed. 

Botox works for expression lines.

  • 11s between the brows
  • Horizontal lines on the forehead
  • Crows feet around the eyes
  • Bunny lines

Ask your provider what other things Botox can be used for!

Dermal Fillers

Injected beneath the surface of the skin to add volume and fullness and correct cosmetic issues. Fillers consist of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in your body. 

Fillers can be used to:

  • Plump up thinning lips
  • Enhance or fill in shallow areas of the face
  • Decrease or remove the shadow or wrinkle under the eyes caused by the lower eyelid
  • Fill in or soften the look of recessed scars
  • Fill in or soften static wrinkles, especially on the lower face

Static wrinkles include those around the mouth and along the cheeks.  These wrinkles are usually a result of a loss of collagen and elasticity in the skin.

Summary:

Botox: Freezes muscles to stop creases and wrinkles caused by facial expressions. These are typically found in the upper face, such as the forehead and around the eyes.

Dermal fillers: Use hyaluronic acid and similar substances to "fill in" or plump areas that have lost volume and smoothness. This includes wrinkles around the mouth, thin lips, and cheeks that have lost fullness. They may also be used on forehead wrinkles, scars, and other areas that need extra volume for a smoother look.