Botox is a prescription medication used to treat wrinkles and add fullness to areas of the face. It also used to smooth out smile lines around the mouth. Botox is a temporary solution for wrinkles and can used alone or in combination with dermal fillers to provide long-lasting results.
Botox is safe, effective, and can last up to six months. Although it can cause swelling and bruising, these side effects are not toxic. Some people may experience temporary numbness or pain around the injection site. However, many people will not have any serious side effects from Botox injections. Patients should talk to their healthcare provider and consider the benefits and risks of the procedure. If you have any preexisting medical conditions, Botox may not be the best option for you.
Both Botox and dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid to enhance facial volume and reduce wrinkles. Botox intended for facial wrinkles and lines, while dermal fillers are for specific areas of the face.