The Difference Between Fillers and Injectables

Fillers and injectables are two terms that are often heard frequently and together. Whats the difference and how do you know which one does what?

First understand A filler is a type of injectable

There are so many types of dermal filler products on the market. Each product is uniquely formulated to have a certain texture, density, and injection depth to help achieve different outcomes.

Fillers can give you volume and facial contour

Cosmetic fillers such as Juvaderm, Voluma, Restaylane, and Radiesse are type of filler that add volume with the type of product that is injected into the client. With these products, you can add volume to your lips, cheeks, even under your eye to eliminate those dark circles! Fillers mainly work on wrinkles seen at rest. They support parts of your skin that have been lost due to age, sun exposure or even weight loss in the face.

Fillers can reduce deep set wrinkles

Other cosmetic fillers such as Botox are used to  correct lines or wrinkles. This filler, once injected into the face, doesn’t add volume but actually paralyzes certain the muscles under the skin that cause wrinkles. These fillers are typically injected in the upper face around the eyebrows and forehead area.

When selecting a provider for injectable treatments:

Make sure you considered and research your filler just as you would with an invasive surgical procedure. Non-surgical filler treatment is still a medical procedure that requires specific training, knowledge and skill to ensure safe treatment and natural-looking results! Choose a provider with an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, a well-developed aesthetic eye, and a surgeon’s skill and precision.