Question: What exactly is Hyaluronic Acid and how does that compare to Botox? I am considering some face touch ups, and want to explore all of my options.
Answer: Botox and Dysport relax muscle contraction. For example, injections of Botox or Dysport around the eyes or between the eyebrows helps so you do not form lines as much when you frown or smile. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is found in skin and in your body. Collagen protein fibers float in Hyaluronic acid in the skin. Traditionally, wrinkle fillers were only collagen but over the last 10 years, the Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane or Juvederm have become the most commonly used dermal fillers for adding volume to the face, lips or reducing wrinkles and smile lines.