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Botox and fillers are both popular cosmetic treatments used to reduce the signs of aging, but they work in different ways and are used to treat different concerns. If you’re wondering which is right for you, you’ve come to the right place! Here is what you need to know about the differences between botox and fillers.
Botox is a type of injectable that is used to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is made from botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that works by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles, causing them to relax. Botox is most commonly used to treat wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows (also known as “frown lines”), and around the eyes (also known as “crow’s feet”). The effects of Botox typically last three to four months, and then the treatment needs to be repeated to maintain the results.
Fillers, on the other hand, are used to add volume to the face and fill in wrinkles and lines. Fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body and helps to hydrate and plump the skin. Fillers can be used to treat wrinkles and lines around the mouth, nose, and chin, as well as to add volume to the cheeks and lips. The effects of fillers typically last six to 12 months, depending on the type of filler used and the area being treated.
When deciding between botox and fillers, it’s important to consider the specific concerns you want to address and to discuss your options with a qualified cosmetic professional such as Mind & Body Medical Spa. We can help you determine which treatment will be most effective for your needs and create a customized treatment plan that will help you achieve your desired results. Give us a call at Mind & Body Medical Spa at 414-418-2353 and we can help you to make the best decision for your body.