How do dermal fillers work? How are they different from Botox®?

As people get older, they tend to lose fat in their faces. Dermal fillers help restore the look of fullness that is common in youth. On the other hand, Botox® prevents the flexing of muscles that eventually cause wrinkling. This is why it makes sense to use it on the forehead and around the eyes.

The lines in the lower part of the face mostly form not because of repeated muscle movement, but from a change in facial structure over time. Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm® and Restylane®, add volume to the depressions around the corners of the mouth and cheekbones. There are several new fillers introduced over the past years, including Juvederm Vollure®, Refyne®, Defyne®. Sometimes, it’s best to get a combination of different fillers to get optimal correction. Together, Botox® and dermal fillers can work together to rejuvenate the face.