The 3 Main Differences Between Botox and Dermal Fillers
1. Their active ingredients are different.
Botox uses botulinum toxin (a neuroprotein) to interrupt the brain’s signals that tell muscles to engage in microexpressions such as squinting, frowning, and more. When these microexpressions are halted, the skin appears smoother and softer, making wrinkles like frown lines and forehead wrinkles less visible.
Most dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural compound that binds water molecules and acts as a plumping agent within sagging dermal tissue. HA gel can create a scaffold underneath the skin, which lifts it up to smooth away mid-facial wrinkles and folds.