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Difference Between Botulinum Toxin Injections and Dermal Fillers

One of the most common questions we get is “What is the difference between Botox and Filler?”

Botox: Botox is the most common known brand name of a botulinum toxin that temporarily paralyzes your muscle to prevent it from pulling on the skin to create wrinkles. Here is a video sharing all the places you can treat with Botox!

How it works: Botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport or Jeuveau) injections relax muscles, which then soften wrinkles. It takes approximately 2-14 days for toxin to take effect and it lasts about 3 months. It is FDA approved and safe to inject in recommended quantities.

There are 4 types of botulinum toxin on the market that are currently FDA approved. We carry 3 different types in our office: Jeuveau, Dysport and Botox.

Jeuveau has a different protein chain, Dysport is the most concentrated per mm2 and Botox was the first on the market, but all have the same mechanism of action and give similar results.

All of these types are great! Some clients love Jeuveau, some love Dysport and others prefer Botox – everyone is different. The best way to find out which works best for you is to try each one at different appointments. The one that worked best for you would take effect the quickest and last the longest. Take note after each appointment and we will help you decide from there!

Fillers: The dermal fillers we offer are made of hyaluronic acid, a synthetic version of a naturally-occurring sugar our body makes. Dermal fillers add volume to the area treated to change the way the light hits the face and give you a balanced appearance. They are used to help improve the contours of the face and replace lost volume due to aging.

How it works: Dermal fillers add volume, contour and sometimes lift. Fillers provide an instant result and last anywhere from 6-24 months. Once we achieve desired results, most clients will come in at least once to twice a year for maintenance.

As you can see, both these products and services are completely different. At The Aesthetic Method, we believe in understanding the aspects of aging and combating it proactively. To do this, each patient receives our Signature Full Face Assessment at their initial appointment.

That is where we can determine your needs, and what service would be a perfect fit for you. You can book a consultation and we will address individual concerns as well as recommendations on what to monitor, what to treat and what to leave because no matter what, you’re beautiful! Your specialized injector will come up with a plan over the course of the next year or two so you can decide what is right for you and budget accordingly!

“Injectables should not be a la carte, our job is to balance your face, never to overfill or freeze it.”

Please note when looking for an appointment, we open our schedule three months in advance and are usually booked 4-6 weeks out. We do not have a cancellation list, but we post all last minute availability on Facebook and Instagram stories, so make sure to follow us there. Our injectors Dana and Lily have their books open for both new and existing clients! Stephanie is no longer taking new clients, but if you are a current client and require an appointment please feel free to email or call 313-992-6659.

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