After consulting for a medical spa in Orlando-Winter Park Laser&Anti-Aging Center a common confusion is that Botox or Dysport injectables and dermal fillers are the same thing. This blog is to diffuse some of the confusion and to discuss the benefits of each as well as the differences between each.
Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable used to correct deep facial lines, wrinkles and hollow cheeks in the face for women and men. Injected just under the skin by a qualified medical practitioner, dermal fillers replace volume lost naturally over time from aging or weight fluctuation. The most common dermal fillers used are Hyaulronic acid fillers such as Juvederm Ultra Plus, Perlane, and Restylane however Radiesse (a calcium based filler) is very popular as well. Dermal fillers are mostly place in naso-labial folds (the deep lines around the mouth), in the lips to plump them up and in the cheeks.
Muscle-relaxing injections such as Botox Cosmetic or Dysport (which are derived from Botulinum Toxin A, but don’t be worried as it’s perfectly safe in this form) are very effective to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead area, in between the brows (glabellar) or around the eyes. Muscle-relaxing injections effectively relax your facial muscles and smooth out the treated area creases and wrinkles while preventing the lines from getting deeper.
So the main differences between Botox or Dysport and Dermal fillers is that Dermal fillers are used to replace volume in areas such as the lips or cheeks while Botox or Dysport is used to relax fine lines on the forehead or around the eyes. Botox or Dysport will last 3-4 months while fillers will last 6-14 months depending on the injected area.
For more information on Dermal filler, Botox or Dysport in Orlando visit www.winterparklaser.com