When it comes to erasing those annoying lines on your face, there are a bunch of great options out there. Botox and fillers are renown for temporarily getting rid of wrinkles in very different ways. Though it’s nice to have these choices, it can be overwhelming and confusing to know which treatment is right for you. That’s why we’re here to help.
We’re going to take a deeper look at the differences between Botox and injectable fillers to help you decide what’s best for your wrinkles.
Thanks to its widespread popularity with both celebrities and everyday people, pretty much everyone has heard of Botox. There’s one simple reason why Botox is so ridiculously popular: it works, and it works well.
How Botox Works:
Injections of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles that cause wrinkles by blocking the communication between the nerve fibers and the muscle preventing contraction. By doing this, Botox allows your muscles to relax. Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) and Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) treatments also provide similar results.
What Wrinkles are Best Treated with Botox?
Botox can temporarily soften and smooth the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that are caused by repetitive movement in the upper one-third of the face. The most common areas treated with Botox include the vertical creases between your eyebrows, the deep horizontal forehead wrinkles, and the fine lines around your eyes, commonly referred to as crow’s feet. Botox is also great for preventing wrinkles in your 20s or 30s. By receiving Botox injections in places where active wrinkling is commonly seen, you can keep your face wrinkle-free for as long as possible by relaxing those muscles.
Like Botox, fillers are injectable treatments that soften unsightly signs of aging. Fillers can be used to replace volume loss in your face or to treat fine lines and wrinkles caused by aging.
How Fillers Work:
Fillers work by using naturally-derived or synthetic material to fill in wrinkles or replace volume loss due to aging. There are a variety of fillers available on the market today.
What Wrinkles are Best Treated with Injectable Fillers:
Unlike Botox, fillers do not prevent wrinkles from occurring. Instead, they treat wrinkles that have already developed. Fillers can also be used to replace volume in the face, in areas such as the cheeks or lips. Fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra can be used to replace volume in the cheeks, soften the nasolabial folds, and fill fine lines around your mouth.
The Best Option for Your Wrinkles
While many patients think they have to choose between Botox and fillers, it’s actually common to get both treatments. Each product treats wrinkles in a different way, and our goal is always to help you attain a natural and youthful appearance. Botox and fillers can help you kiss your wrinkles goodbye in just a few simple treatments. To find out more about the best treatment options for you, feel free to contact us today.
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Last Updated on January 29, 2021 by Dr Dayan