Botox Vs. Fillers: Which One Do You Need?

Botox and dermal fillers are both injectable cosmetic treatments. These are minimally invasive treatments, meaning they do not involve downtime or surgery. However, that is where their similarities end. Check out this post to learn all about wrinkles and how fillers and Botox work.

Botox Vs. Fillers: Which One Do You Need?

Botox and dermal fillers are both injectable cosmetic treatments. These are minimally invasive treatments, meaning they do not involve downtime or surgery. However, that is where their similarities end. In the following article, you’ll learn all about wrinkles and how fillers and Botox work. We will work with you to evaluate which will best address your needs. 

Before we dive into skin treatments, let’s start by identifying the basics: what kind of wrinkles do you have? To start your anti-aging journey, the most appropriate first step is being able to differentiate them.

Not all wrinkles are the same! Know the difference between dynamic and static wrinkles.

Dynamic wrinkles are formed by facial movements. In other words, these are the lines that form over time as we make our favorite repeated facial expressions. For example, think about crow’s feet as the result of squinting, lines around your nose and mouth from smiling, and forehead wrinkles or from furrowing your brows.

Static wrinkles, on the other hand, are a result of losing elasticity on our skin. When we are young, our skin is capable of springing back to its original position after making facial expressions, but as we age,  static wrinkles remain due to the decreased elasticity. These wrinkles can also be caused by gravity and the loss of fat and collagen.

For Dynamic Wrinkles: Botox

Why?

Botox is the most popular aesthetic procedure on the market today due to its effectiveness and safety.  Botox injections work by weakening or temporarily paralyzing certain facial muscles or by blocking certain nerves. The effects last about three months. 

Procedure & considerations

After you get a proper evaluation, your medical provider will use a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of Botox into your skin. The number of injections you receive depends on many factors, including the size and condition of the area being treated and the desired results.

Most people don’t feel much discomfort during the procedure, but common side effects include pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. 

For Static Wrinkles: Dermal Fillers

Why?

If you have lost fullness in your cheeks or lips, dermal fillers are the perfect treatment to add volume back and smooth out these static wrinkles! Dermal fillers are usually crafted with gel-like substances such as hyaluronic acid, and  are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, soften creases,  and enhance facial contours. Fillers help to plump the skin and replace the volume that was lost over time, filling out the wrinkles and smoothing the skin. 

Procedure & considerations

Different types of dermal fillers are designed to treat varying needs. To select which filler is best for you, it is crucial that you get a professional assessment. During treatment, the process will include injecting, massaging, and evaluating the result. Additional filler can be added as needed. Depending on the number of treatment areas, the whole process may be as short as 15 minutes or as long as an hour. Transitory redness, bruising and swelling are among the periodic side-effects.

See the difference? Botox and fillers are designed to correct specific dermal issues. Combine them into one holistic treatment, and get the best of both worlds to enhance your natural beauty and regain your youthful skin! Although Botox and fillers are minimally invasive, they still carry some risks. You must be mindful about only undergoing these procedures with certified medical professionals! 

Book your evaluation now and start falling in love with your reflection all over again!