We know it, when we talk about botox or hyaluronic acid injections, it scares a lot of people… Yet, when turned to a specialist in this area and when some basic rules regarding the dosage are met, the results can be truly amazing! In this article, we’ll explain the difference between these substances and above all, we’ll explain everything there is to know about injections for a natural result you’ll love.

The difference between Botox and hyaluronic acid

Botox and hyaluronic acid are the substances used for medical facelift and they each act their own way on the face. Both safe and approved for many years by Health Canada, their effect subsides over time and thus, unlike cosmetic surgery, the results of an injections treatment are reversible.


First, Botox acts on muscle contraction that causes wrinkles : forehead wrinkles, wrinkles around the eyes and inter-eyebrow wrinkles. What does this mean? That it is by relaxing the muscles responsible for those wrinkles that Botox provides the amazing rejuvenating effect that it has been known for since almost 15 years!

Indeed, when a muscle contracts the same way for several years, the skin inevitably “takes the fold”, resulting in wrinkles. Thus, it is by preventing the contraction of the muscles involved that botox allows the effective treatment of these famous expression lines. In terms of results, they manifest themselves in 3 to 7 days after the treatment and reach their maximum effect after 10 days. Moreover, regarding the frequency of use, it can be expected that the results remain intact for 3 to 6 months, after which they gradually fade.

That’s the moment when another treatment should be done and it is interesting to know that the younger the treatments are begun, so at a time when the wrinkles are not too deep, and the closer the repeat treatments are close at first, the more the muscles will lose the habit of contracting, which will offer visible results in the longer term!


Hyaluronic acid, naturally present in our organism and synthetically produced today, is a volumizing agent, which means it is used to fill hollows, furrows and deep wrinkles of the face. Unlike Botox, hyaluronic acid does not act on the muscles, but is rather used to lift the skin in order to fill the hollows of the face and sculpt it to restore its youthful appearance. It allows, among others, the filling of deep wrinkles and dark circles, restoring the volume of the cheekbones, temples and lips as well as the correction of facial contours.

Unlike older substances such as collagen and silicone that presented risk of allergies and long-term problems, hyaluronic acid has an excellent safety profile which allows its injection on almost the entire face for a comprehensive anti-aging treatment! Results are visible almost immediately after the treatment and last between 12 to 18 months. In order to maintain them, another treatment should be done at this moment, using 50% of the amount of hyaluronic acid initially used.

 In short, Botox is a muscle relaxant which aims to treat expression lines, while hyaluronic acid is a volumizing agent that aims to fill facial hollows such as deep wrinkles or dark circles and that helps restore the volume of the lips, temples, cheeks and more. Moreover, these two types of injections can also be used in tandem to achieve a complete rejuvenating effect!

 For a successful treatment

We know, no one wants to look like a doll and this is often the major fear of the people who come to meet us in consultation. First of all, be aware that the choice of your doctor is of great importance since not everyone just happens to be a specialist of injections! Indeed, it is by ensuring that the chosen doctor has the required experience and above all, that he will be able to grasp your needs and desires, that you will get results that will meet your expectations.

For example, at SKINS, we are very lucky to have Dr. Eïbock, who in addition to being a family doctor and emergency room chief, has been practicing aesthetic and anti-aging medicine for many years. Her great expertise and her attention to the needs of her clients make her a true specialist of injections for results that are always amazingly natural. Psst: you can schedule a free consultation with her!


You should also know that the Donatella Versace and Khloe Kardashian of this world, which are nevertheless able to consult the best aesthetic doctors, did not became as they are today by accident … Indeed, moderation is the secret to success! If injections should of course be made of a master hand, excess and over-consumption of these will inevitably, in the medium and long term, lead to results that will be just as excessive and potentially disastrous, even often less flattering than the problem that was aimed to be corrected in the first place.

 Thus, to consult and especially trust the judgment of a an expert – whose job is precisely to determine the required doses to achieve a natural result – is the key to a successful injections treatment. Trust us when we say that “too much is like not enough”, it is true… And especially when it comes to injections. So the trick to remember for a natural look : Moderation!


In our opinion, an example of excellent results of botox and hyaluronic acid injections would be the beautiful Jennifer Lopez! Why? Well, because aside from looking particularly young and having a beautiful skin for a 46 years old woman, which is between you and us the objective when talking about injections, we never would have suspected she used them for many years …

Indeed, no swollen lips or drastically changing face over time for her, quite the contrary! She just never seems to grow old and that is precisely the secret of a successful treatment : moderately erasing aging signs on the face while respecting its original appearance and following the advice of a specialist. Ladies, here is the example for a secret that will remain yours!

Moreover, the beautiful Christie Brinkley, who is now 61 years old, is another great exemple of many successful treatments with a very natural look as seen in the pictures below.

In conclusion

As you now know, botox and hyaluronic acid are used for medical facelift and, depending on your needs and the treated area, they can be used alone or in tandem to provide optimal results. Furthermore, although several people are fearful at the thought of receiving a first treatment of injections, if everything is done with moderation by a specialist in this field, there is no reason why the results would not be natural and as great as your expectations!

At SKINS, we offer our clients the chance to enjoy a free consultation with the excellent Dre. Eïbock who will be happy to evaluate your needs and expectations in order to prepare the appropriate treatment plan for you! Don’t hesitate to contact us to make your appointment and visit our service page if you need more information about the cost of the injections and the treated areas : Botox and Filler Injections