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Hi, this is Dr. Kulbersh from Carolina Facial Practice. I am sitting in our front desk area and today we are going to talk about the difference between Botox and fillers. Botox is onabotulinum toxin, also known as Botox Cosmetic or Dysport and what Botox does is it actually is injected into muscles of the face and it causes the muscles of the face to stop moving. What that does is that there are certain wrinkles on the face like on the forehead, [inaudible 00:00:33] line and the crow's feet around the eyes and when you inject those with Botox, it temporarily paralyzes these muscles and will smoothen the lines on the forehead, the lines between the eyes and then the crow's feet.

Botox and Dysport, it lasts about three months and at that time we normally re-inject them. Fillers on the other hand are made up of different products and what they are injected for is to replace the lost volume in the face. As we age, we lose volume in the face as opposed to gaining volume or fat in other areas of the body. When we lose volume, the cheeks become deflated. You notice shadows in the face. You get deepening of the [inaudible 00:00:45] pre-jowl sulcus area. We inject fillers around different areas of the face to re-volumize the face, to smooth the face out. It generally just re-shapes the face into a younger appearing shape and it's a subtle difference. It does treat some finer "wrinkles" of the face but it's different than Botox.

If you have any more questions about the difference between Botox and Dysport, I'll be happy to talk with you more about that during consultation. Thank you.

What's the Difference Between Botox and Fillers?

Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh explains the differences between Botox and dermal fillers.