Posted on 12 Dec 2017

As we all agree, both Botox and facial fillers are effective methods of rectifying signs of aging. Both their popularity and their prevalence have risen over the years. However, with all that is known about them, it is often asked what is the difference between the two. It remains true that they are often confused and many times considered synonymous. The truth is that they are very different and individually solve very different problems.

So, What Exactly Is Botox?

Botox is the common trade name for a substance, also known by its scientific name: botulinum toxin. Its primary objective in the cosmetic field is to treat and prevent facial wrinkles, although it can also be used to treat blepharospasm, (eye twitches) strabismus, (lazy eye) and muscle dystonias (muscle twitches). In 2002, Botox was approved by the FDA as a cosmetic treatment for frown lines above the eyebrows and wrinkles. Since then, it has become one of the most sought-after treatments for those who want to prevent the signs and effects of aging from occurring in their face or to correct any that currently exist.

What are Facial Fillers?

Facial fillers are also known as dermal fillers. Like Botox, it is also used to prevent or eliminate signs of aging in the face like wrinkles. However, it is here where they often get confused.

The basic difference between the two is that Botox reduces the activity of muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. Facial fillers, however, fill the trouble areas with a collagen-based material which helps to stimulate further collagen growth in the face as well as plump and lift the skin to replace collagen loss. This helps skin achieve as youthful of a look as possible, as well as eliminate signs of aging that occur as a result of collagen depletion.

So, What Should I Use, Botox or Fillers?

Finding a MediSpa that you trust, with experienced and dedicated medical professionals is your first step in determining your anti-aging choices. Together with these professionals, you can discuss your concerns and goals, and they will lead you to your end result. These MediSpa aestheticians and certified injectors are highly trained in what and where to inject these different materials in order to gain maximum results.

This is where Neaman MediSpa comes into the picture. Serving the Salem area, Neaman MediSpa has a group of medical professionals waiting to help you turn back the hands of time. At your complimentary consultation, you will discuss your goals and expectations and find out exactly how they will go about meeting them. Call Neaman MediSpa today at (844) 338-5445 to start your journey to a younger looking you.

Dr. Keith Neaman

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Neaman Plastic Surgery | Learn More

Dr. Neaman is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in surgical body contouring. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of plastic surgery. He takes an informative approach to each consultation, and through open dialogue and communication, he helps his patients decide on a treatment plan that meets their needs.

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