It’s okay not to know the difference between the two. We’re here to help set them straight.
BOTOX/DYSPORT vs FILLERS
What can Botox correct?
Botox/Dysport only works on wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement. These are known as dynamic wrinkles, and are often called “expression lines.”
The most common dynamic wrinkles that Botox/Dysport can treat are lines on the upper face, such as the “11” between the brows, horizontal lines on the forehead, and crow’s feet around the eyes. These lines are caused by smiling, frowning, squinting, and other facial expressions.
Botox will not work on fine lines and wrinkles caused by sagging or loss of plumpness in the face. These are known as static wrinkles. Static wrinkles include lines in the cheeks, neck, and jowl areas.
Botox is not a permanent treatment. Repeated treatments are necessary for continued wrinkle-reducing effects. Most people find that the muscle-relaxing effect of Botox/Dysport lasts for about 3 to 4 months.
What can filler correct?
Different types of fillers are designed to treat different areas. Depending on the filler selected, they may:
- plump up and add volume to those lippies!
- enhance or fill in shallow areas on the face- think midface!
- fill in or soften static wrinkles, especially on the lower face-smiles lines, see ya later!
- create a beautiful jawline
- or balance that profile with a new chin
So, here’s the main differences between Botox/Dysport and fillers:
- Botox/Dysport: This relaxes the 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: These 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.