Difference between Botox & Fillers

See Dr. Irwin's short video on the difference between Botox and Fillers.
  • Botox (or Dysport) are used to soften overactive muscles and smooth wrinkles.
  • Dermal Fillers (Restylane or Juvederm) are used to fill up wrinkles and contour the face.

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Video Transcription 

Dr. Brandith Irwin: I’m Dr. Brandith Irwin. Welcome to SkinTour.com. Our goal is to give you expert, unbiased information on skin. I’d like to talk to you a little bit today about the difference between Botox and fillers.  But the first thing I want to say is when I say Botox I want you to know that I mean both Dysport and Botox. I’ll talk to you in another segment about what the real differences are between those two. But there is a difference between Botox and fillers and I think people get easily confused about that. One thing to remember is that Botox and disport are only meant to relax muscles that are overactive. So if you frown a lot, that means you have an overactive frown muscle, which is called the corrugators. So if we put Botox into that muscle it relaxes it and you look amazingly well rested and relaxed. The same thing applies all over the face. So Botox is used to put into smile lines where whenever you smile you are creasing too hard there. So to put a little Botox there softens those, and there are lots of different ways to do it. A lot of people say well I don’t want to look like my face is frozen or unnatural. A really expert Botox injector will get you a very natural look that is tailored and customized to your needs. So the whole key to this is to find an expert injector and I will talk to you about that soon. As far as fillers go, you wan to remember that fillers are really meant to fill lines and there’s quite a difference between relaxing a muscle and filling a line and filling a contour. So that’s the way to think of those and I hope that’s helpful and I hope you enjoy your time on SkinTour.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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