Botox Vs Fillers: What You Need to Know

botox in boston ma | dermal fillers danvers ma Both botox and fillers have gained popularity among both men and women of all different ages. However, when it comes down to it, many individuals aren’t able to differentiate between the two. As two very different methods used to give you somewhat similar results, it’s important to know what is used for what. This article will discuss both Botox and fillers, what they are used for and what they are made of. Read on to learn more.

Botox
Botox is often referred to as a “filler”, however, it’s important to know that Botox actually isn’t a filler. A purified protein derivative, Botox relaxes the muscles giving you a more youthful look. Used primarily around the eyes and on the forehead, Botox is not usually used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth or nose.  Depending on the patient, Botox is a temporary solution lasting an average of three to six months. However, Botox has gained popularity among patients everywhere because it not only offers amazing results, but it doesn’t require you to go under the knife.

Fillers
As two of the most popular fillers on the market, both Restylane and Juvederm are used to fill in the fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, nose, and to even inject into your lips to make them more plump. Restylane and Juvederm temporarily fill in those fine lines and wrinkles which make patients look dramatically younger. Lasting around four months all the way up to a year, both of these fillers are injected into the skin using a small needle and syringe.

When you go into Dr. Anna Petropoulos’ office, you can help to ensure that you are making the best decision possible by understanding the differences between both Botox and fillers. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Anna Petropoulos’ office today!

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