We get this question often – once you understand it, you’ll never get confused again. Let’s start with Botox. Botox, Dysport & Xeomin are all neuromodulators. What does that mean? They block the signal that causes muscle contraction. When they are injected into a muscle, they don’t allow that muscle to contract. If we relax a muscle that was previously causing a movement that lead to wrinkling, those wrinkles on the face aren’t formed.
Fillers are different. Examples of fillers are Juvederm & Restylane. They literally ‘fill’ in areas of volume loss. They are gels made of hyaluronic acid that are injected to add volume or fill in deep lines. They don’t stop the muscle movements that lead to wrinkles – that’s a job for Botox. Fillers simply add volume where you need it. With fillers, there is no chemical reaction or delayed gratification; the results can be seen immediately after the filler is placed into the skin.
Now you know!