Loure Lessons: Botox vs Fillers
Many of our patients are brand new to the Aesthetic world and one of the biggest questions we get is...
What is the difference between Botox and Fillers?
Let's break it down...
1. Wrinkle Relaxers .
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau are some of the most common brands that are available. We use Botox and Dysport at LOURE.
Wrinkle Relaxers block signals from the nerves to the muscles. Kind of like when you tune out your spouse or your kids or your barking dog… the muscle is still working, the nerve is still working, they just aren’t listening to each other. The injected muscle can't contract, which makes wrinkles relax and soften. They are used for wrinkles on the forehead, crows feet and glabella. Results typically lasts 3-4 months.
2. Dermal Filler.
There are lots of brands of filler. We use the following here at LOURE... Restylane, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Kysse, depending on which area we are treating.
Dermal fillers are soft, gel-like substances that are injected under the skin. They can address a number of common concerns including smoothing of deep under-eye circles, lifting of cheekbones, volumization of the lips, smoothing of lip lines and nasolabilal folds (the creases that run from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth), and rejuvenation of the hands.
Dermal fillers can be composed of a variety of substances, some naturally occurring and some synthetic. One of the most common compounds used in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin, and it plays a major role in keeping skin hydrated and volumized. HA fillers, depending on their specific chemical makeup, can last from six months to much longer before being gradually absorbed by the body.
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xoxo, Amy + Nikki