Achieving youthful smooth skin is the goal of many. There are many beauty innovations being introduced that can be used to get rid of the signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. Women across the globe use treatments like botox and wrinkle fillers to achieve their desired beauty goals to look more vibrant and radiant. Some people believe that botox and wrinkle fillers are the same, but in reality, there is a considerable difference between the two.

What Is Botox?

Botox is a neurotoxin that is used as a muscle relaxer. It is the short form of botulinum toxin that is used to block nerve signals. Initially, it was used for hyperactive muscles or squinted eyes. However, over the years, it has been used to on facial muscles to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. It is most commonly used on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes, to soften lines. The effect of botox can last up to 3-6 months. Botox is also used to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

What Are Wrinkle Fillers?

Another type of treatment for wrinkles and fine lines is wrinkle fillers. Fillers are designed to add volume to tissues. The most popular filler types being used are hyaluronic acid fillers. Fillers are injected into the face, neck or hands to revitalize the skin by making up for the lost volume due to time and age. They are long-lasting. The results can last up to 18 months.

The side effects of getting both botox or wrinkle fillers are rare. A few people experience swelling or bruising due to the injections. Furthermore, prices and packages offered by different providers will vary according to the number of injections and sessions requested. A small area of the face will cost less as compared to a plan that covers the forehead, face, and neck.

Looking for a quick fix to those crow’s feet or forehead creases? Botox or derma-fillers may be the answer. Contact BodyLase for a consultation about which treatment is right for you. Call 919-954-2288 (Raleigh) or 919-851-8989 (Cary) and set up an appointment today.