In the neurotoxin world, the main players are Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. They all basically do the same thing, which is to paralyze the muscles that make expressions that lead to lines. Think “11 lines”, forehead lines, and crows feet. Injectors also use these products for other areas like around the lips to soften those vertical lip lines and turn out your pout a little. 


Fillers would be used where you have a loss of volume or asymmetry you wish to correct. These products are your Juvederms, Volumas, and Restylane products. Most of them are hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs in our bodies naturally. This, however, does not mean they are “Natural.” They are created in labs. Common areas for fillers to be used are lips, nasolabial folds, and cheeks. A general rule of thumb is that from eyes up, neurotoxins are used, below that you would use fillers.


Another big difference between these two categories of products is the length of time that they last. Neurotoxins typically last around 3-4 months where fillers can last anywhere from 6-18 months and even as long as 2 years.


Still not sure what’s best for you? Contact ToxBar! Our knowledgeable mother and daughter duo, Emily and Tracy, will be happy to talk through your options and what benefits they may offer for your needs in particular. Book your appointment today at ToxBar. We’re excited to partner with you to help you meet your beauty goals, fuller lips, erasing wrinkles, or improving collagen growth…ToxBar has many services that can help fulfill a treatment plan for you!


ToxBar is an aesthetic boutique specializing in Neurotoxin, Derma Fillers and Microneedling. Located inside a clothing boutique, it combines the personalized attention and skill of a medical spa and combines it with the look of a beauty counter. We look forward to working with you!

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