People are often confused by the difference between botulinum toxins (Botox, Dysport) and the various fillers on the market. While fillers are used to fill lines and wrinkles, Botox and Dysport block the nerve signals that tell muscles to contract, and thereby relax expression lines and wrinkles. In effect then, the choice will depend on what type of wrinkles you want to treat. Botox and Dysport can be used to relax lines related to active facial expressions, for example laugh or frown lines, while fillers can be used to fill the deeper lines that are visible even when the face is relaxed.
Other differences include the fact that fillers can be used to add volume where necessary, and that they tend to last longer than Botox or Dysport.
Patients can opt for a combination of Botox/Dysport, to reduce wrinkles and frown lines, and fillers to soften deeper lines and add depth to their face. Our specialists have years of experience in administering Botox and fillers, and can advise you on the best options based on your appearance, wishes and budget.