If you’re looking into facial rejuvenation and reducing signs of aging, two popular treatments are BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers. Both can effectively minimize signs of aging, but there are some important distinctions between them. Here we’ll help you determine which treatment may be right for you.
About BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic, also known as botulinum toxin, is a non-surgical procedure that targets dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements. It works by temporarily relaxing the muscles responsible for these wrinkles, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic is commonly used to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows.
BOTOX® Cosmetic could be the right treatment for you if you have:
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet wrinkles
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Wrinkles around the brows
- Moderate to severe wrinkles in the upper face that appear or worsen with facial expressions
It is important to note that BOTOX® Cosmetic is not the correct treatment for static wrinkles, which are present even when the face is at rest.
About Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that add volume to areas of the face that have lost elasticity and fullness. They can effectively reduce the appearance of static wrinkles such as nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines. Dermal fillers can also enhance the lips and restore facial contours by volumizing thinning areas such as hollowed cheeks.
Dermal fillers could be the right treatment for you if you have:
- Fine lines and wrinkles in the cheeks, around the nose and mouth, the lips, and under the eyes
- Deep lines or creases in your facial skin
- Hollowed areas (such as the cheeks or temples)
- Thin or thinning lips
- Poorly defined cheekbones
- Static wrinkles that do not improve with muscle relaxation
- Minor facial skin sagging
Dermal fillers are used mainly to treat wrinkles and contours in the mid- to lower face.
What If I Think I Need Both Treatments?
BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers address different concerns, but they can also be used together for a full facial rejuvenation. A skilled plastic surgeon can assess your unique needs and recommend a customized treatment plan that combines both treatments, if that is what you need.
To determine the best treatment for you, we highly recommend scheduling a consultation with our plastic surgeon Dr. Stephenie Poris. During your consultation, she will evaluate your facial structure, discuss your goals, and recommend the best treatment for you. Dr. Poris will consider factors such as your skin type, age, and desired outcome to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns.
If you are considering facial fillers or BOTOX® Cosmetic, we invite you to contact our clinic to schedule a consultation. Take the first step toward a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance by booking your consultation now. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Poris, call (407) 558-1616 or contact us online today.