What is the difference between Botox and filler? This is a very reasonable question since they are both used to treat facial lines and wrinkles, but there is in fact, a difference between them.
Botox versus Fillers
What are fillers?
Fillers on the other hand, are used to increase the volume of tissue underneath lines and folds. Usually administered to the lower half of the face, fillers are commonly used on the creases that run from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds). They can also be used to enhance cheekbones, lips and the area under the eyes. Fillers are used to treat lines that develop in tissues that are normally at rest, versus those treated by the neuromodulators as a result of overuse.
Why you should see an Oculoplastic surgeon for Botox treatments
An oculoplastic surgeon specializes in cosmetic, corrective, and reconstructive surgery of the structures surrounding the eye. These structures include the eyelids, tear ducts and orbit (bony socket surrounding the eye). Oculoplastic surgeons are board-certified ophthalmologists who have completed several years of additional, highly specialized training in plastic surgery. Because of this advanced training, they are especially qualified to assess the impact of the eyelids on the health of the eye. When it comes to cosmetic treatments, such as Botox®, having a doctor with this level of expertise and knowledge, is reassuring to people. If you are considering Botox® treatments, make sure your doctor has the experience and qualifications to give you the results you want.