Difference between Botulinum and Filler: what changes?

Today we are here to explain the difference between Botox and fillers, which are often confused due to their very similar uses.

Although they are both used in aesthetics to improve various aspects of the face, they have numerous differences. These include in particular the duration of benefits, the desired objective and the area to be treated.




Botulinum, Clostridium botulinum, is a protein produced by the botulinum battery, which is used to relax the muscles that cause facial wrinkles and expression lines.

It is usually used to reduce forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, wrinkles between the eyebrows and smile lines.

Botox works by inserting itself into the nerve endings and preventing muscle contraction in the treated areas.

Turning to the effects that characterise the difference between Botox and filler, the former lasts for a maximum of 6 months, after which the treatment can be repeated.




The filler


Fillers are substances that, when injected under the skin, increase the volume of the treated area, thereby stretching the skin and removing the signs of ageing.

They can be used to fill in fine lines around the mouth or eyes, or to increase the volume and appearance of facial tissue in the cheeks, jawline or lips.

Unlike botulinum toxins, fillers do not act directly on facial muscles, and can last even longer than a year.

The large time span that fillers offer is certainly advantageous compared to Botox, but the effects are less reversible.




The difference between Botox and filler


The difference between Botox and filler, therefore, lies mainly in the longer duration of the latter, the nature of the substances, the targets and the areas to be treated. While Botox is able to remove the signs of ageing by ‘relaxing‘ the muscles, the filler instead increases volume in the desired areas by stretching the skin.

To ensure that you make the right choice, given the many variables to be considered before carrying out the treatment, it is good practice to consult an experienced aesthetic doctor. In fact, only by consulting such a figure will it be possible to assess which type of treatment is best for individual aesthetic needs.

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