Today, you have several options to rejuvenate your facial skin to appear younger and more vibrant despite your age. However, with so many options on the market and so many choices presented by cosmetic practitioners, you may wonder which option is best for your specific needs. In particular, we have found that our patients are most confused by the differences between BOTOX® and dermal fillers. Learn more about them to find out if you are a candidate for either of them.
BOTOX® is the most popular aesthetic treatment used around the world today. It is designed to relax certain muscles around the face. While most individuals think of BOTOX® as being used for treating fine lines and wrinkles known as expression lines, it can be used for a variety of other needs when in the hands of an experienced practitioner. BOTOX® is provided through a simple, in-office treatment.
On the other hand, dermal fillers are used mainly to provide fullness in the face or the area around the mouth. Specifically, they are frequently chosen to fill in deeper lines and wrinkles across the face, particularly those between the nose and lips and between the lips and chin. Most dermal fillers are made of a special form of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in your skin and is what helps to give you a moisture boost to make your skin appear supple and smooth. Since HA is used, you should not experience any allergic reactions.
When your face appears smooth and supple, you naturally appear more youthful. When we provide either BOTOX® or dermal filler treatments, we always use the smallest dosage that will solve your concerns while also allowing your face to appear completely natural. We know that you want to look like a younger version of yourself while also still looking like yourself, and we can definitely help with that.