Botulinum toxin are used to reduce the appearance of so called dynamic wrinkles, that means folds and wrinkles which appear when the facial muscle contract, filler treatments are targeted at the so called static wrinkles, those are wrinkles which stay in the skin even when the facial muscles are totally relaxed. Every wrinkle is reversible, dynamic in the beginning, but over the time the pulling of the muscles at the skin cause an irreversible break down of the elastic fibers of the skin.
The effect of a filler treatment is immediate, you may experience a slight swelling, light redness or bruising of the treated area for 1-2 days which will quickly vanish. Depending on the filler substance chosen, the results from a single procedure can last from 5 to 6 months up to 18 months, after which you can receive subsequent injections to maintain the desired results.
You will most likely begin to notice the results within a few days following the procedure. As the muscles in the treatment area are unable to contract, the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles will decrease. The results from a single procedure last approximately 3 to 4 months after which you can receive subsequent injections to maintain the desired results. Although the results are temporary.