What’s the difference between Botox and fillers?
People ask me, “What’s the difference between fillers and Botulinum like Botox ®, Dysport®, Jeuveau® and Xeomin®?” The answer is simple–Fillers fill in loss of space. As we get older, we get more cavities around our face. We lose fascia, we lose fat, we even lose some bone. Those fillers “fill in” so we look more even toned and our faces can be created to be more harmonious. Some fillers are Calcium based and actually promote collagen production under the skin. Others, like Juvederm®, Restylane® and Versa® are Hyaluronic acid fillers made up of similar material that our body already makes and stores in high concentrations in places like the tear trough area and joints.
As far as botulinums, they actually freeze the muscles. They relax the muscles and shrink them so that those lines that we have disappear. Most of us need the fillers and botulinum to give us back that youthful look we had years ago.
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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel
With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor. Learn more....
Dr. Onir L. Spiegel
Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry. Learn more....