Injections vs. Fillers:  What’s the difference?

Injections and Dermal fillers both rejuvenate facial skin, but which is right for you?

Let’s talk about injections vs. fillers – we receive a lot of questions and queries about both.  This is a simple way to look at it:

Injections are dermatological treatments used to temporarily paralyze muscles and prevent muscle contractions, providing the look of smoother skin. There are four FDA approved injectable neurotoxins available in the US market, Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau.  Botox, short for Botulinum toxin, is the most recognizable treatment name. It is best used to reduce facial expression is areas like frown lines, crow’s feet, and between the eyebrows.

Dermal fillers are substances that are injected in areas of the face to restore volume loss and reduce the appearance of wrinkles as well.  There are various types of substances and their duration of correction varies.  Some well known dermal fillers are Juvederm, Voluma and Restylane. Areas of correction include the lips, nasolabial lines, marrionette lines as well as creating our cheek definition. Other areas can include under the eyes, filling in a scar or the temples.

A qualified medical professional can help you determine which dermal fillers or injection treatments are right for your needs and lifestyle.

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