<h11>We ask Dr.Pinkhasik: What’s the difference between Botox® and Fillers?</h1>
We asked Dr. Pinkhasik from Medical Spa Club, about the difference between Botox® and Fillers. Neuromodulators, such as Botox®, Xeomin®, and Dysport®, block the action of nerves on muscles. We use them to target muscles that form wrinkles. Relaxing these muscles softens the wrinkles. Fillers, on the other hand, are injected under the skin to replace the tissue volume lost with aging. This will reverse the shrinkage, lift and support the skin, and smooth out the wrinkles. Dermal fillers also nourish the skin, stimulate collagen production, and slow down the process of aging of the skin.
<h2>Do Fillers last longer with Botox®?</h2>
“Yes, they do” says Dr. Pinkhasik. A recent study shows that using botulinum neurotoxin-A prolongs the lasting effects of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers by reducing muscle activity in the treated area. In this study, the researchers injected a small amount of HA filler under rabbits’ skin, in the front of each ear (to mimic the glabellar region in humans). Researchers used HA filler alone on one side, and HA filler combined with Botox® on the other.
After three months, the researchers compared the amount of filler remaining by using MRI scans. The follow-up scans confirmed that Botox slowed filler degradation by 42% compared to the non-Botox® side. The difference was both visible on photographs and measurable.