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Botox Vs Fillers: What’s the Difference?

Botox and fillers are used for treating wrinkles through injections. However, there are some key distinctions between them. Providers such as  Viva Day Spa use these methods to treat clients based on their individual needs.


Botox is a muscle relaxant obtained from bacteria. It has been used to treat neurological conditions leading to muscle weakness for over 20 years. Other medical disorders, such as migraines, are also treated with it.

Botox is primarily used to cure dynamic wrinkles, often called “expression lines.” These lines naturally develop around your mouth and eyes and in the space between your brows. With age, they become more noticeable. The muscles next to these wrinkles are relaxed with botox injections. Dynamic wrinkles are less apparent when the muscles are restrained.

Spas such as the Viva Day Spa will inject the muscles that cause the particular wrinkles you wish to be addressed. The injection procedure only takes a few minutes, and benefits can be seen in two weeks.

Skin fillers

Dermal fillers add volume and fullness to the lips or cheeks. They may also be used on the hands or to lessen the visibility of scars. However, they cannot be used to enlarge other body parts, such as breasts.

Dermal fillers are injectable and come in a variety of shapes. Some are transient and are mostly applied to the soft tissues of the face near the smile lines. You should contact a licensed healthcare professional to get your dermal filler procedures done to avoid severe side effects. 

What unapproved applications of Botox are there, and why?

A word from Dr Liotta first “Just because a use is “off label” doesn’t mean it’s unsafe there. The item is the same. Just because they haven’t conducted official research in that location doesn’t mean that the same chemical shouldn’t be injected inches, or less, from the approved area.

Where then may you get Botox injected for conditions other than aging-associated conditions?

Similar to smoker’s lips, turkey neck, and square jaw, these off-label uses can all successfully address certain cosmetic concerns.

In a nutshell, Botox can be used to improve filler outcomes in a particular location. The effect can frequently be more refined and elegant thanks to the combo.

For instance, Botox and filler injections can be used to enhance the form of the chin when treating it non-surgically. The filler physically provides volume and projection to the chin bone in profile, and the botox relaxes the muscle that pushes back on the skin and enables you to see the full effect of the filler. This combination produces a more dramatic outcome.

Botox can also be utilized, alone or in combination with fillers, for a subtle pout-magnification. However, most people think of fillers like Juvederm and Restylane when they think of lip augmentation and plumping with needles. The filler gives the lips more volume and enlarges them physically. Botox operates uniquely. Botox relaxes muscles, and by relaxing the muscle surrounding the mouth, it flips (or rolls) the lip, making it look larger without really adding any volume.

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