Everything You Need to Know About Botox and Fillers (for Michigan Residents)

Everything You Need to Know About Botox and Fillers (Not only for Michigan Residents)

If you are considering having botox or fillers you might be wondering what they are, what they do, and what the difference between them is. This article will help you to understand more about each procedure and you choose the right one for you.



Botox, also known as “Botulinum toxin” is made up of a purified protein. This protein is injected straight into the muscles in the face to relax them temporarily. The procedure itself helps to prevent muscle contractions and it’s this that can help to prevent your skin wrinkling and forming permanent wrinkles in the future. Botox can, therefore, be the ideal way to help prevent wrinkles. 

Botox works in the area located between the eyebrows (the glabellar region), the crows feet, and the forehead. Some people find it useful to have botox injected into the lower part of their face and neck. Botox has also been used to prevent excess sweating in th armpit, palms and soles of the feet.

Filler – Liquid face lift, Liquid Rhinoplasty


Filler is used to optimize facial proportions and this helps your face to look younger. During the procedure, filler is used to enhance areas such as the face, nose,  jawline and the cheeks. It does this by filling depressions of the face. People who have fine lines are best to use heating devices such as lasers, but for deep folds and crevices most can find that filler works. This procedure can also be used to make thin lips look fuller. Dr. Gray offers his patients options when doing any filler such as an upper lip lift when thinking of fuller lips.  

Fillers are used to help the face look fuller. They can also soften the marionette lines. These are the lines that are located underneath the mouth and tend to make the mouth look as though it’s drooping slightly. Nasolabial folds, those that are located around the mouth and also known as “Laughter lines” or “Smile lines” can also be softened.

Different Types of Fillers 

There are a few different types of fillers around. The most common type is a hyaluronic acid-derived filler. However, there are also other types of fillers around such as polylactic acid fillers. They help to boost the natural production of collagen. It’s the collagen that can help you to have a firmer, plumper face. While fillers do not instantly produce a fuller face, they do work to produce collagen over time. This can help to reverse the appearance of the wrinkles and the fine lines around the nose and mouth. 

Side Effects

Some of the side effects of botox include:

  • Unintentional paralysis of some muscles – these side effects can wear off over time.

Some of the side effects of a filler include:

  • bruising
  • Rare side effects include disruption in the flow of blood 
  • Asymmetry
  • Infection is extremely rare and can occur with any break in the skin

What is Best? A Botox or a Filler?

While it could be easy to tell each person what they need, it is entirely up to them. Some people might prefer to have a filler, others might opt for a botox. If you are worried about the area between the eyebrows, a botox could be the right option for you. If you have concerns about the volume and lines in your face, fillers can help. 

If you have questions about botox or fillers please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here for you. 

February 27, 2020 News