The use of Botox and fillers have quickly become one of the leading cosmetic procedures on the market to date. Botox can be used to soften fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, and around the eyes. Fillers are used to fill in areas that might have become more sallow over time giving a natural lift to places such as the cheek, or nasal labial folds.
Facial fillers are substances injected beneath the skin to help smooth fine lines and boost facial volume. Also known as dermal fillers, these injections are in-office procedures that are minimally invasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery.
Botox injections are used not only for therapeutic purposes but for cosmetic ones too. Unlike other fillers, which are superficially injected just beneath the skin, Botox is injected directly into the muscle. Because Botox is made of a neurotoxin, it blocks signals between the muscle and the brain, ultimately preventing muscle contraction in a localized area.