The line between toxins and fillers can sometimes seem blurred – so, is there a difference between Botox and dermal fillers such as Bellafill? The short answer is yes!
Botox reduces the activity of the muscles that cause wrinkles such as frown lines, worry lines and crow’s feet and works by temporarily blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles, thereby reducing muscle movement and causing wrinkles to relax and soften. Botox is also quick-acting, with results typically visible within 3-5 days, and lasting for 3-6 months.
Dermal fillers, work much differently. They are a range of products that fill depleted facial features, and in many instances stimulate collagen growth. Although there are differences, in general, most dermal fillers work in two ways.
First, most of the fillers plump and lift the skin gently to replace collagen loss caused by the natural aging process. Secondly, most of the fillers also stimulate the body to produce its own natural collagen; some help more than others. Physicians use dermal fillers in a variety of ways to lift features of the face, correct wrinkles and to restore smoothness and volume to the skin. Most of the dermal fillers last from several months to a year or two before touch up treatments are necessary to extend results.
Both Botox and advanced dermal fillers are effective treatments, with each having an extensive history of proven results. Both treatments are effective separately, however many physicians choose to use them in conjunction with each other to achieve optimal results.
To see best results, choose Bellafill! The collagen gel in Bellafill provides immediate volume and lift to correct smile lines and acne scars. Once injected, these microspheres stay in place and create a base that provides structural support for smoother-looking skin. The effectiveness and patient satisfaction rates of Bellafill have been established through 5 years when used to correct nasolabial folds.
Keep following along as we discuss fillers in more depth and bust some myths along the way!