Injectables VS. Fillers: How to Differentiate Between the Two - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

Injectables VS. Fillers: How to Differentiate Between the Two


BotoxIf you are out talking with friends and they are getting the terms “injectables” and “fillers” mixed up with each other, it is not something that is uncommon. If you yourself aren’t familiar with the distinctions between these two, then you are not alone. Because fillers are in fact injected into your skin, they could easily be perceived as being “injectables” but since injectables don’t actual fill in the skin, the same can’t be same for them. In order to be better informed and to know which thing you should seriously consider, read on.

Things like Botox and Xeomin are two of the most popular injectables on the plastic/cosmetic surgery market. Often mistaken for “fillers” injectables actually don’t work by filling in the lines and wrinkles around your face. In fact, injectables like Botox and Xeomin are comprised of different types of botulinum which when injected into the muscles in your face— primarily the forehead and eyes— they cause the muscles to relax and soften, which in turn gives you the temporary appearance of having no lines or wrinkles. Typically lasting around three to six months, depending on the patient, injectables are both affordable and effective.

Fillers are what most people refer to injectables as. However, they work completely different. Fillers are usually used on the face from the nose down in order to literally fill in the fine lines and wrinkles you may be experiencing due to old age or other factors. By taking a syringe filled with fillers like Restylane or Juvederm, Dr. Larry Weinstein can literally fill in your wrinkles and give you a more youthful looking appearance. Also temporary, fillers tend to last a bit longer than injectables— up to  a year in some instances.

The next time you’re having a conversation with your girlfriends about getting injectables or fillers, come to the table a little bit more informed by using the information above. If you would like to schedule an appointment to get either fillers, injectables, or both, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein’s office today!

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