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The Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers for Lips

January 13th, 2021

Still deciding on the best filler for your lip injections? If so, then add Botox to the list of items you’re considering! Botox, naturally known as a muscle relaxer, can also work wonders on your lips. However, there’s several differences between Botox and dermal fillers that you should learn about before you make your decision.

The Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers for Lips

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin that’s found in bacteria. Using a regulated amount, Botox is safely injected around the sides of your lips to block nerve signals in the muscles in this specific area. Constricting the movement of these muscles reduces wrinkles by softening, reducing and even removing them.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Also known as soft tissue fillers, dermal fillers are usually made of hyaluronic acid and other similar substances. These fillers are designed to be injected beneath the skin’s surface to add volume, fullness and smoothness. Dermal fillers are also made to smooth out wrinkles and they’re perfect for plumping up your lips!

Botox Lip Fill

Although Botox isn’t the number 1 option for fuller lips, it’s still something you should consider. If you’re looking for a subtler enhancement, this is perfect for you! Botox works by preventing your lip muscles from contracting. When small doses are injected around the sides of your lips, your lips will “flip” outwards and provide them with a fuller appearance. While your lips won’t actually become fuller, they will still appear like they are. Getting Botox instead of lip filler can also help you decide whether or not dermal fillers are for you. Botox will show you how your lips might look like with more volume, which will assist you in deciding what the next step is by figuring out whether you’d prefer a more obvious or subtle appearance.

Dermal Lip Fillers

Dermal Fillers work by injecting a smooth gel made of compounds naturally found in your body that trap water in your lips in order to get the natural, plump pout you’re looking for. These fillers actually make your lips larger, there’s no illusion. When you decide to use lip fillers, the results are usually more noticeable and longer lasting.

Combine them!

If you’ve had your lips done before and feel you want the fullest look, you can combine Botox and dermal fillers to receive the benefits from both gels!

Dr. Boulos has years of experience making clients feel satisfied with the beautiful, full and plump lips. Book a consultation today!

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