Are fillers better than Botox?
Fillers and Botox do very different things. Fillers do just what their name implies; they fill depressions, deep lines and flat spots. By filling depressions and augmenting contours, they can produce happier, healthier, and younger looking faces. Fillers can be used to augment lips, fill nasal folds, lift cheeks, soften jowls, and reduce depressions and dark shadows under the eyes. They are frequently needed in several areas of the face.
Botox softens superficial lines, particularly those that occur when we smile and frown. Lines such as crow's feet and frown lines are reduced with Botox because it weakens the underlying muscles. If the muscles do not contract, the skin over them does not wrinkle. Botox provides very nice improvement of lines around the eyes and forehead, but does very little for other areas. And, Botox does not provide any filling.
Fillers can improve any area of the face. Augmenting the cheeks and filling depressions under the eyes can make anyone look happier and more energetic. Filling infront of the jowls creates a more youthful and athletic appearance. Other areas can be filled with similar improvements. Botox and fillers are frequently used simultaneously because many people have superficial lines as well as deep lines, depressions, and flat areas.
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