The Difference Between Botox and Fillers
Contrary to popular belief, Botox and fillers are not the same treatments. While both are intended for the face, they have different roles. Botox stops muscle contraction to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Fillers, on the other hand, are formulated with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our bodies which can resolve age-related volume loss.
In most cases, Botox treats dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that arise every time you smile, frown, or make other facial expressions. Fillers add volume to the face so that it appears “plump” rather than deflated. They can also correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles.
So how long do both treatments last? Botox lasts 3 to 4 months while fillers can last between 9 to 18 months.