Botox®️ vs. Fillers: Everything You Need to Know

Botox® and dermal fillers can diminish the appearance of wrinkles, fillers replace lost volume, and the two popular cosmetic treatments counteract other signs associated with aging skin. If you decide you don’t like the effects, both treatments are temporary fixes — lasting for months to a year or longer — and neither requires the long recovery or expense of a surgical face-lift.

When applied by experts like those at Boost Your Beauty Medispa, each type of treatment has a high level of client satisfaction and low risk of side effects. The injections take less than an hour, and you can return to your routine activities once you leave our office.

These popular anti-aging remedies have significant differences, however, that often complement rather than replace one another. Depending on your circumstances, you can choose one or both to soften the lines, wrinkles, and hollowed cheeks that make you appear older than you’d like.

The facts about Botox

Doctors first used Botox injections to combat muscle spasms associated with certain medical conditions, such as uncontrolled eyelid twitching or closing (blepharospasm), which can make it impossible to see clearly.

When physicians noticed the anti-wrinkle effect of these eyelid injections, efforts began to develop the product for cosmetic use. Since its approval by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2002, Botox cosmetic remains the most popular injectable therapy worldwide for reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.

Botox works by relaxing the underlying muscles that cause lines to appear on your skin’s surface as you smile, frown, and otherwise express yourself. The injection leaves you looking naturally youthful as it softens the appearance of wrinkles. It may even help prevent deeper expressive skin lines from forming as you age.

The basics of dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected just under your skin’s surface to smooth wrinkles and restore facial volume and contours lost during the aging process. A dermal filler can smooth vertical creases at your lip line, bring back fullness to your cheeks, and reduce laugh lines around your nose and mouth.

Fillers are growing in popularity as a minimally invasive solution to combating the natural aging process. They’re created from naturally occurring substances, such as hyaluronic acid, which your skin produces to maintain hydration and is safe when used by a trained expert like those at Boost Your Beauty Medispa.

Which is best for me, a dermal filler or Botox?

Your choice of Botox vs. dermal fillers depends upon which cosmetic issues you’d like to correct. Botox, for instance, can soften the appearance of crow’s feet around your eyes, reduce forehead wrinkles, and address those vertical lines that appear between your eyebrows. You need a dermal filler to help plump your lips or restore volume to hollowed cheeks or temples caused by aging or illness.

Some people choose just one of these popular injectable remedies, while others opt for both to help reduce the signs of aging. We discuss your expectations and options thoroughly before scheduling your injections at Boost Your Beauty Medispa.

Start your anti-aging journey today. Call the office, or request an appointment online.

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