Many of our cosmetic patients enjoy the benefits of dermal filler treatments and BOTOX®. While they are the same in that they are both effective methods to attain a younger looking appearance, these injectable substances each have different functions.
Dermal fillers and BOTOX® are simple and fast ways to improve the results of more expanded cosmetic procedures such as brow lifts or facelifts.
How can I improve my appearance with BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is an FDA approved prescription medication that is an inexpensive and minimally invasive way to relax the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It is effective in handling and treating wrinkles that appears between the eyebrows and around the mouth. BOTOX® temporarily blocks the nerve impulses at the injection spot, this way it prevents your brow from drawing and ending the creation of new wrinkles. It is also an effective way to raise the arch of your eyebrow. Other benefits can include lessening migraine pain and ease unwarranted sweating.
How are dermal fillers different from BOTOX®?
Dermal fillers achieve a very different function than BOTOX® though they are both injected into the face. Dermal fillers, rather than paralyzing muscles to prevent new wrinkles, add volume to your facial features which aims to smoothen and enhance the appearance of wrinkles and plumping the skin.
There are various types of dermal fillers on the market, such as Voluma, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse and Perlan. Dr. Saltz can help you find the perfect filler for you. He and his staff have the experience and expertise on providing the following filler types:
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite
- Polylactic Acid
Dermal filler may be the best method for adding volume to you face quickly if sudden age or weight loss have caused your cheeks and other facial features to appear hollow or to sag.
So while Dermal fillers and BOTOX® differ and the way they affect the face, they are both great options in achieving a more youthful look.