Botox and Dermal Fillers

What is Botox and Dermal Fillers?

Botox contains purified bacteria that freeze muscles. In doing so, Botox can help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Dermal fillers contain ingredients that add fullness to areas that have thinned due to aging. This thinning is common in the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth.

Which is better Botox or dermal fillers?

Compared to Botox, dermal fillers are just as effective. More importantly, the results last longer. However, the duration of the effects of dermal fillers still varies mostly on the type of filler. Some may last as long as Botox, while other types of fillers can last for more than a year.

How long do Botox fillers last?

Most dermal fillers last anywhere from nine to 12 months, depending upon the patient and where we’re targeting the injections. Juvederm Vollure, the latest filler introduced, lasts closer to 15-18 months. Botox and other botulinum toxin A injections last for about four to six months.

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Do fillers last longer than Botox?

Dermal fillers are also considered effective, and the results last longer than results from Botox overall. Still, results differ depending on the exact type of filler you choose. Like Botox, you’ll need maintenance treatments once the fillers wear off.

Who shouldn't Botox?

In the United States, the FDA has approved Botox Cosmetic for people aged 18 to 65. But you shouldn’t use it if you: Are allergic to any ingredients in Botox or Botox Cosmetic. Are allergic to another botulinum toxin brand (such as Myobloc, Xeomin or Dysport) or had any side effect from these products in the past