Everyone is always ranting and raving about Botox and I rarely hear anything about other brands of fillers. How does Botox differ from other injectable fillers?
Botox is not an injectable filler. Botox is a neuromodulator or muscle relaxer. It is useful to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles associated with certain expressions. Fillers are substances used to fill in lines, wrinkles or folds. There are different types of fillers and different brands within some of those subtypes. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most common and include Restylane, Juvederm and Restylane Lyft. Calcium hydroxyl appetite is a second and is commonly called Radiesse. Sculptra is a third and is made of poly-L lactic acid. Each filler has its own characteristics. They are discussed further on this site.
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