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A 35-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the difference between botox and restylane (dermal fillers) injections?

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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Difference: Botox works mainly by temporarily inactivating muscles of the forehead and areas of the face thereby reducing deep facial wrinkles. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a filler which is directly injected in to the wrinkles until fullness is achieved.
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Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
BOTOX/RESTYLANE Diff: Botox is a nerve and muscle relaxant. It causes weakness in the muscles. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a hyaluronic gel that pumps up and fills soft tissue areas. Restylane (dermal fillers) does not change muscular function.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Botox/restylane: Botox is a neurotoxin injected into muscles to reduce dynamic wrinkles. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a filler that can fill in lines. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
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Dr. Henry Mentz
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Botox vs. Restylane (dermal fillers): Botox is a purified protein to reduce the appearance of creases between the brows, forehead, and around the eyes and mouth. Results are temporary lasting approximately 3-4 months in most facial areas and 2-3 months around the mouth. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a hyaluronic-based filler used to add fullness to hollow areas and by filling in moderate to severe wrinkles.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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