Understanding Injectables: What’s the Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers?

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Understanding Injectables: What’s the Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers?

anterimageInjectable treatments are some of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. Last year alone there were more than 8.9 million injectable cosmetic treatments performed in the U.S. Two of the biggest injectable treatments available are Botox and dermal fillers. Which of these treatments is right for you? What’s the difference between these two wrinkle fighting options?

Botox- Relaxes Wrinkles Caused by Muscle Activity

Botox is a safe and effective wrinkle treatment that works by relaxing muscles that cause wrinkles. Lines between the brows, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles are a few prime examples of wrinkles caused by movement. Botox relaxes these muscles so the wrinkles can fade away.

You may have heard that Botox can leave you with a frozen, expressionless appearance, but when done properly, this isn’t even remotely true. Dr. Amerian and Dr. Anterasian have been using Botox since it was first approved for cosmetic use and have performed thousands of treatments. They know where to place each injection and how much Botox to use to ensure a natural looking result. Each treatment is customized to your needs.

Botox treatments take about 10-15 minutes and require no downtime. Your results will gradually appear starting a few days after treatment. Results last 3-4 months.

Opt for Botox if:

  • You have wrinkles caused by muscle movement (crow’s feet, lines between the brows, etc.)
  • You want to look younger
  • You want natural looking wrinkle removal
  • You need fast results with no downtime

Dermal Fillers- Eliminate Wrinkles and Rejuvenate from Brow to Chin

Dermal fillers are another wonderful option for rejuvenating the face without surgery. These fillers are injected under the skin to fill in wrinkles, restore lost volume, reshape, etc. Many fillers are versatile and can be used to treat wrinkles or to add volume to the lips. We carry a wide array of fillers (including Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, and Belotero), each with its own unique benefits. Dr. Amerian and Dr. Anterasian will choose the best filler options for your problem areas.

While Botox can only be used on wrinkles caused by muscle activity, dermal fillers can be used on any type of wrinkle. They are an ideal rejuvenation option for the entire face.

After Botox it can take a few days to see your results, but many dermal fillers provide instant change. You may have some redness and swelling, but this can be covered with makeup. Dermal filler treatments require no downtime. Results are long lasting with some fillers lasting a year or more.

Opt for dermal fillers if:

  • You want to fill in lines and wrinkles
  • You have thinning lips
  • You want to rejuvenate and look younger
  • You have lost facial volume due to aging
  • You need instant results with no downtime
  • You want a long lasting solution to aging

Which Treatment Is Right for Me?

Botox or dermal fillers? For many of our patients the answer is both. Botox and dermal filler treatments combine beautifully and can often be performed during the same appointment. We can help you determine which treatments are ideal for your face.

Give injectable treatments a try and see why Botox and dermal fillers are two of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. Call us today and schedule your appointment.

 

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