What is the Difference Between Botox® and Fillers?
Botox® and dermal fillers are the two most popular cosmetic enhancement treatments in the country, and for good reason. They are minimally invasive, versatile, and effective treatments for the most common signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, and volume loss. Manhattan Aesthetics providers are some of the most elite in the country in the art and science behind Botox® and JUVÉDERM®, the two most recognized names in skincare injectables.
How Botox® Works
Botox® made a name for itself as the first FDA-approved non-surgical anti-wrinkle treatment back in 2002. The facial expressions we make when we laugh, smile, and live our fullest life, unfortunately, contribute to horizontal forehead lines, between-the-brow furrows, and crow’s feet. Botox® is a toxin that blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from telling our muscles to move. By targeting the muscles behind these upper facial expressions, we can reverse repetitive skin wrinkling for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
How JUVÉDERM® Dermal Fillers Work
The science behind JUVÉDERM® fillers takes a different focus. As we age, we lose the fullness of baby fat in our face, and our skin grows lax and dry. Our lips thin, our cheeks sink, our eyes hollow out, and the lines around our mouths deepen. JUVÉDERM® fillers combat this with a precisely engineered line of smooth gels that, when properly injected, can restore lost volume, fill in lines and wrinkles, and reverse the clock to slow the march of time.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules bring hydration and nutrients to our skin. JUVÉDERM® fillers are made of various sizes of HA molecules linked in several proprietary ways to achieve different gel consistencies and thicknesses designed for specific purposes.
JUVÉDERM® Voluma contours and volumizes sunken cheeks and under-the-eye hollows for up to 2 years.
JUVÉDERM® Volbella is thinner to enhance the delicate tissues around the eyes and mouth for subtle wrinkle filler and plumping of thin lips for up to 12 months.
JUVÉDERM® Vollure is more versatile to attack moderate to severe wrinkles and facial folds, such as deep parentheses and marionette lines around the mouth for up to 18 months.
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The Result of Injectable Artistry
At Manhattan Aesthetics, our critically artistic eye and expertise with injectables can add volume to the face for contour and shape, and reverse the effects of age and time by minimizing the appearance of wrinkles. Treatments with Botox® and JUVÉDERM® fillers may only take minutes, but their results last months if not years. With Botox®, patients see results within 1 week, without the risk of a surprised or frozen appearance, and enjoy the results for up to 5 months. JUVÉDERM® results are more immediate, which allows our skilled practitioners to shape and sculpt the gel to achieve the most natural effects in concert with your facial aesthetics. JUVÉDERM® products last anywhere from 12-24 months, depending on your treatment area, the formula best for you, and your particular concerns.
Manhattan Aesthetics has the honor of receiving the Black Diamond Brilliant Distinction award from Allergan, the makers of both Botox® and JUVÉDERM® products. Only 1% of all Allergan injectables providers in the U.S. reach this esteemed level, putting the Manhattan Aesthetics Team among the most elite injectables artists in the country.