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Differences between fillers and Botox

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Injectables can be a great way to correct cosmetic concerns such as sagging skin and deep wrinkles.

But what’s the difference between Botox and dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Vollure?

“Fillers fill the lines with hyaluronic acid and are usually placed from the eyes downward on the face,” said Kathe Malinowski, lead esthetician and marketing manager for Eterna MedSpa & Laser Vein Center.

Botox, on the other hand, is generally used to treat lines on the forehead, between the eyes and crow’s feet.

“Botox is a neurotoxin that stops the muscle from moving so the lines don't form,” Malinowski said.

And while Botox usually only lasts a few months, some dermal fillers can last up to a year.

For instance, the longevity of Juvéderm is about eight to 12 months. Vollure can last 18 months to two years. And Voluma, which is used in the cheek bone area, can last up to two years. Results will vary patient to patient.

Another perk to fillers?

“They offer instant gratification. With Botox you do not see immediate results. You need to wait about 10 days before it kicks in,” Malinowski said.

While you may be slightly swollen after a filler injection, “that goes down within a day or two,” said Malinowski.

Both treatments are popular among Eterna Med Spa clients due to their effectiveness at turning back the clock on skin aging.

“People love Botox and filler. It can be addicting,” Malinowski said.

Eterna can help clients find the best option to address their concerns through a free consultation with an experienced injector.

For more information, call Eterna MedSpa & Laser Vein Center at (815) 254-8888 or visit http://www.eternalaser.com/