Botox, Fillers, Skin Polishing
Botox and dermal fillers are two very different products, both are used for treating skin wrinkles and folds. Skin wrinkles and folds, which naturally occur as we age, can develop through two mechanisms; 1) repeated muscle overactivity, and 2) loss of skin fullness and support due to depletion of fat, connective tissue and skin elasticity.
Botox is a drug containing an agent that in large quantity paralyses the nerves and muscles. A minute quantities injected into a muscle will just weaken and relax it from over working and will stop it from causing wrinkles.
Dermal fillers on the other hand, are used to treat established and deeper wrinkles by replacing the lost fat and connective tissue that support the skin. Fillers usually contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that can be used to fill out the grooves.