What Are Facial Fillers?

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First I think it's important to differentiate facial fillers from botulinum toxin, many patients get these two confused. botulinum toxin is used to relax muscles, and therefore reduce wrinkles that come from certain unwanted facial expressions. Like the two eleven lines between the brows.

What fillers are, are a way of filling the skin or adding volume which we lose as we age, with fillers we can re shape the face naturally by replacing volume in areas where it may be lost. The loss of volume whether it's because of a reduction of fat, of bone, of teeth causes our skin to hang because it doesn't have enough structure underneath.

Using a filling agent allows us to replace that structure and make the face look more youthful.