If you’re considering Botox and dermal fillers to blur those fine lines, you should know the difference between the two. Botox and dermal fillers seem like similar treatments but it’s important to know they are two very different things.
To help clear the confusion, find out below exactly how Botox and dermal fillers differ and the important things to know before considering treatment.
Botulinum toxin, is a naturally occurring protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. Botox works by using this Botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze the facial muscles responsible for causing the fine lines and wrinkles that make you look older.
Botox® Cosmetic is the result of many decades of advanced medical studies and has been used extensively over the decades. It is the most well-known brand for treating fine lines and wrinkles because of its safety and certification in the medical field.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring component that our skin cells produce that gives our skin strength and the ability to bounce-back. When we are younger we have a plentiful supply of hyaluronic acid in our bodies, but as we age our stores of this magic youth-booster diminishes and the skin loses its strength making way for lines and wrinkles to creep in.
Dermal fillers involve the injection of hyaluronic acid through a tiny needle deeper into targeted folds of the skin. It essentially “fills in” areas underneath the skin adding subtle volume to lift and plump. Dermal fillers are an excellent choice for treating a range of fine lines as well as deeper skin depressions.
Botox is one of the most popular dermal fillers. Botox is a quick and painless injection and works by relaxing the muscles in the treated areas. This results in noticeably less wrinkles and age lines and a younger you! After treatment, the results will keep improving for around 30 days and the results last 3 to 4 months. We recommend scheduling regular appointments to monitor results and suggest new treatments.
Juvaderm XC + Ultra
Juvaderm is a dermal filler used to smooth and revitalize the skin, leaving the face looking young and fresh. Juvederm is an FDA-approved treatment that helps eliminate lines and wrinkles often accompanying the aging process. The older we get, the less natural hyaluronic acid (HA) is produced, which is essential for maintaining smooth skin. Juvederm uses HA to restore the youthful appearance in a healthy and safe way for as long as 12 months.
Belotero is a dermal filler that shapes to fit any facial contours, making the results seem very natural. Belotero uses the thinnest form of HA that works on the surface level of skin, merely reorganizing the molecules, so the results look subtle yet enduring. As clumps are rare in Belotero injections, there is no need to worry about possible negative results. It is a nonsurgical procedure with no downtime following Belotero procedure. While frequent visits to maintain appearance may be necessary, results last for 6 months at the least.
Radiesse is a volumizing filler that helps the skin produce the abundant collagen needed to maintain youthful appearance and uplifted skin. Radiesse treats areas prone to lines and wrinkles, mostly around the mouth and chin that may be undesirable and unaesthetic. Once injected, it stimulates collagen, leaving skin smooth and wrinkle-free, and the face looking uplifted. It is a nonsurgical procedure resulting in a fresher face and followed by little to no downtime. Radiesse restores elasticity in the face for 12 months or even longer.