Botox & Filler Differences Discussed By Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kulbersh
Dr. Kulbersh: Hi this is Dr. Kulbersh from Carolina Facial Plastics. And I’m sitting in our front desk area. And today, we’re going to be talking about the difference between Botox and Fillers. Botox is a botulinum toxin
toxin also known as Botox cosmetic or Dysport. And what Botox does, is it’s actually injected into muscles of the face. And it causes the muscles of the face to stop moving. What that does is that there’s certain wrinkles on the face – ion the forehead, on the owevalines(?) and the crowsfeet around the eyes. And when you inject those with Botox it temporarily paralyzes these muscles and it will smoothen the lines on the forehead, the lines between the eyes, and then the crow’s feet. Botox and Dysport can last about 3 months. And at that time, we normally reinject them.
Fillers on the other hand, are made up of different products and what they are injected for is to replace the lost volume in the face. When we age, we loss volume in the face, as opposed to gain volume and fat in other areas of the body. When you lose volume, the cheeks become deflated, you notice shadows in the face – you get deepening of the smile lines, pre-jowl sulkess area. And we inject fillers around different areas of the face to revolumize the face, to smooth the face out. It generally reshapes the face into a younger appearing shape. And it’s a subtle difference. It does treat some finer wrinkles of the face but it’s different than Botox. If you have any more questions about the difference between Botox and Dysport, I’d be happy to talk about it more during a consultation. Thank you.