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Botox vs. Fillers - Know the Difference

February 15

The number of non-surgical procedures is growing exponentially worldwide, motivated by high demand, sophisticated and advanced technology, and the acceptance and normalization of users on social media who are willing to share their experience with these treatments openly.

Indeed, among so many new treatments for different purposes, it is customary to mix some concepts up. Too many indications and devices, but which should you use if you are looking for rejuvenation treatments and combatting the early signs of aging?

What to use for achieving a youthful look?
As the years go by, Botox®, also known as, Botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid, are the two most popular and great allies to keep our faces young and smooth.

At first, you might think they are both used for the same purpose, and the results are identical. However, this is a beauty myth.

Keep reading because we will explain carefully the differences between them, advantages and disadvantages, and which one is the ideal candidate for you.

What is Botox®?
Botox® is the commercial name used to refer to the Botulinum toxin. This toxin injection is a very effective procedure that improves wrinkles and unsightly expressions of aging or tiredness.

How does Botox® work?
The responsible agent in such a popular treatment is a neurotoxin that blocks the communication between the nerve and the muscle, thus preventing the muscle from contracting. Relaxing the muscle and reducing its contraction prevents the wrinkle from forming.

Contrary to popular opinion, the Botulinum toxin cannot make your wrinkles disappear; instead, this procedure is ideal for preventing wrinkles and early signs of aging when they are not very noticeable.

What are dermal fillers?
The name dermal fillers refer to hyaluronic acid injections into your skin to add volume, increase hydration, and improve overall texture. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in our bodies responsible for absorbing water, retaining moisture, giving a volumizing effect, and creating a smooth surface for wrinkles and early signs of aging.

It is very usual that when people think about Hyaluronic Acid fillers, they tend to think about the lip, cheek, or chin fillers that, ultimately, are used to enhance, sharpen or add volume in those areas.

But what you probably didn’t know is that dermal fillers, aka, hyaluronic acid fillers for the skin, are actually perfect to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines.

How do Dermal Fillers work?
The first signs of aging appear when our body starts to lose its natural fat, collagen, and hyaluronic acid that are responsible for maintaining a youthful look and a structure that gives us a vivid and healthy appearance

If you are at a point in your life where you feel like no natural remedy can work for your skin, or you want faster results, you might want to opt for some hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.

By injecting hyaluronic acid through a syringe, the gel penetrates into the skin, creating a surface that fills the crease or line, and as a result, fine lines and wrinkles almost disappear, making their appearance barely noticeable.

Besides this solution, they can be used as a plumping and lifting effect adding more volume to the area. Genefill has created the ultimate solution for getting rid of the early wrinkles and signs of aging through its vegan line of biphasic fillers.

Its two products Genefill Soft Touch and Genefill Soft Fill have been specially designed for treating the periorbital and perioral area and superficial folds. Thanks to their cross-linked formulation, they can help your skin improve its facial contours and restoring the lost anatomical structures of the face.

See how Genefill can give your face a fresh, glowy, and healthy look.

Dermal fillers and Botulinum Toxin: Similarities
- They can be applied to both men and women.

- The technique used in both is through small injections into the skin.

- The duration is temporary, and both are gradually reabsorbed by the body.

- Both have a rejuvenating effect

Dermal fillers and Botulinum Toxin: Differences
- Although the purpose may seem similar, Dermal Fillers fill the wrinkles to create a smooth surface whereas Botulinum Toxin prevents their appearance.

- Botulinum Toxin is usually used in the upper third of the face and hyaluronic acid in the lower third due to its results and benefits in both cases.

- The injection technique is different, as Botulinum Toxin would be applied on the specific facial muscle, and hyaluronic acid on the wrinkle or mark to be filled.

- Botulinum Toxin is used to correct dynamic wrinkles (formed by contracting) especially between the eyebrows, forehead and crow's feet while the filler can be used to treat both dynamic and static wrinkles.