Injectable Fillers Vs Facial Neuromodulators

Facial Rejuvenation Treatments Compared

Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Radiesse.

You may recognize these names as only a few of many options available when it comes to facial rejuvenation products, but do you know what the differences are?

In a time when new and better treatments are becoming available all the time, it’s hard to keep up.

Take the time to read this article to educate yourself on the differences between these increasingly popular injectables so that you can make an informed decision about which one’s best for you.

What is Botox?

Treatments such as Botox and Dysport are both botulinum toxins and are facial neuromodulators. You may be asking yourself right now, “What in the world is a facial neuromodulator?!” Well folks, that’s a great question.

Facial neuromodulators are usually injected in the upper third of the face (around the eye area and above) in order to relax the muscles, and subsequently smooth out any wrinkles in that area. The problem areas helped by these particular treatments are the crow’s feet that form in the outer corner of the eyes, the frown lines in between the eyes, and even forehead lines.

Botox and Dysport can also be used to relax the muscles in the neck to reduce banding that sometimes occurs with age. Facial neuromodulators last between 4-6 months and actually act by effecting the nerves in your face.

How Are Fillers Different?

In comparison, injections such as Restylane and Radiesse—known as soft-tissue fillers—can be used in the upper and lower part of the face in order to fill in wrinkles, restore contour to the face, or increase fullness to the lips. They don’t effect the nerves or muscles; they simply fill in the tissue.

For example, if your cheeks or under-eye region seem slightly sunken-in, a filler injection can give those areas a more rounded look. In addition, fillers are great for laugh-lines, lines around the upper lip, and frown-lines as well. Temporary fillers, particularly the ones mentioned in this article, last between 3 months to 1 year.

Which Is Best For You?

Where you’d like to see results and what your doctor recommends are the best ways to determine what treatment would be best for you. Be sure to do some research on the side effects of each product before you make any decision about injections.

Also, keep in mind that you can choose to use both treatments in conjunction with one another. It’s even possible to get both treatments in the same day.

Injectables can be a great, non-invasive way to refresh, soften, and give the face a more youthful appearance, but always make sure you know all the risks involved before taking any medication or receiving any treatment!

Next → Types of Injectable Fillers

If you’ve had either neuromodulators or fillers, let us know about your experience in the comments section below.

To learn more about the top two neuromodulators, click here to check out our Botox Vs. Dysport series.

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