What do fillers do?
Neurotoxins and dermal fillers are clinical-grade injectables designed to combat the effects of aging. They each work a little differently and are used together or separately.
When neurotoxins are injected, the purified botulinum toxins interact with specific brain signals that cause muscles to twitch and contract, like when you smile or frown. This interruption in cell signaling forces muscles to relax so skin can’t wrinkle and fold. The neurotoxin is only designed to be injected into certain muscles, so surrounding muscles act normally for natural results.
Derma fillers are made of gel-like substances that often contain hyaluronic acid. As the gel restores volume and fills in gaps and creases, hyaluronic acid quickly bonds with water molecules. This results in natural-looking and feeling volume, in addition to nutrient delivery for enhanced cell functioning. As hyaluronic acid gradually absorbs, it stimulates new collagen production.