Botox® vs. Fillers: Which One is Right for Me?
- Posted on: May 15 2014
Cosmetic patients at all levels have enjoyed the benefits of BOTOX® and dermal filler treatments. Although these injectable substances each perform very different functions, they are similar in that they are both effective methods to achieve a younger looking appearance.
BOTOX® and dermal fillers are also fast, simple ways to enhance the results of more elaborate cosmetic procedures such as facelifts or brow lifts.
How can BOTOX® Cosmetic improve my appearance?
BOTOX® is an FDA approved prescription medication that is an affordable and minimally invasive way to relax the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is especially effective in treating wrinkles that develop between the eyebrows. BOTOX® works by temporarily blocking nerve impulses at the injection site, preventing your brow from furrowing and stopping the creation of new wrinkles.
BOTOX® is also an effective way to raise the arches of your eyebrows, lift the corners of the mouth, reduce excessive sweating, and even reduce migraine pain.
How are dermal fillers different?
Dermal fillers are also injected into the face but perform a very different function than BOTOX®. Rather than paralyzing muscles to prevent new wrinkles, dermal fillers add volume to your facial features, thereby plumping the skin and smoothing the appearance of wrinkles.
There are numerous types of dermal fillers on the market, including Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Perlane and Radiesse, and Dr. Saltz can help you determine which filler is right for you. He and his staff have experience providing the following filler types:
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite
- Polylactic Acid
If conditions such as age or sudden weight loss have caused your cheeks and other facial features to appear hollow or to sag, a dermal filler may be the best method for quickly adding volume to your face.