Many of our patients who are interested in facial fillers are interested in Botox as well. However, Botox isn’t actually a facial filler. Instead of filling lines and wrinkles, Botox works by gently immobilizing muscles in the face to prevent additional wrinkles from forming.
Despite their differences, Botox can be used to enhance and prolong the effects of facial fillers. This is because fillers break down over time whenever the muscles surrounding the injected area are used. Since Botox acts as a muscle relaxer, the fillers are unable to it break down as quickly, which helps the skin remain wrinkle-free and youthful for a longer period of time.