A common mistake made with first time clients is that they don't clearly know the difference (I once had a lady ask for Botox in her lips to add volume). An honest mistake.
It's true, both can be used to treat wrinkles on the face, and each is delivered via injection, they're slightly different in usage.
Botox (or neurotoxin) is a muscle relaxer made of bacteria. Toxins have been used for decades to treat everything from neurological disorders to wrinkles on our face and even migraines and excessive sweating. It's cosmetic use is to relax muscles that have become more pronounced with age and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines.
Dermal fillers on the other hand may treat wrinkles on the face, but instead of preventing movement, they simply 'fill in' resting lines of expression.
Your provider may use one or the other, or a combination of both to give you your best result, which is why a consultation and a reputable injector is crucial. Anyone can inject a product, it takes a skilled artist to contour your face.
Both have risks which will be addressed during your visit. Make sure to always keep your provider up to date on your current health status and what medications you're on.
Always always look into your injector, meet with them and check out their work. And please please please don't purchase Groupon injections 🤦
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