What is the difference between dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers?
Over time, the muscles above and between your eyebrows repeatedly contract, causing wrinkles to form. Wrinkle relaxers are generally injected around these muscles. They relax the muscle for a period of four to six months so that the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced, creating a refreshed or relaxed appearance. The leading brands in this category include wrinkle relaxers like Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®.
Dermal fillers replace volume and structure lost through the aging process. The leading brands in this category include Juvederm®, Perlane®, Restylane®, Sculptra®, Belotero®, and Radiesse®. Dermal fillers are generally used to replace volume in lips and reduce the appearance of deep folds and lost volume in the face.
Wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers are often used in combination in different areas for an optimal result. Our physician specialists are very careful in the application of these products to avoid a frozen look or an overly treated look which can be the result of their use in the wrong hands.