Botox vs Fillers: What’s the Difference?
Nonsurgical treatments, including injectables, are becoming increasingly popular due to their quick results with little to no downtime. When you think of injectables, you probably think of Botox and fillers, but there are still many misconceptions surrounding these treatments.
Botox is an injectable treatment that is made up of botulinum toxin type A. It works by blocking nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract and cause wrinkles. The most common treatment areas include horizontal forehead lines, “11” lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet at the sides of the eyes. Results from Botox can last from 3-6 months before a touch-up treatment is needed.
Fillers are injectable treatments used to lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as restore lost facial volume and augment the lips. Most fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that attracts and binds water under the skin, though some also stimulate the body’s own collagen production. The effects from dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the filler used.
Which One Is Right for You?
Overall, the type of treatment right for you depends on the type of wrinkles you have. Botox relaxes the muscles that create wrinkles, and fillers literally fill the lines and plump up the volume. If you have dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles caused by muscle movements, then Botox can help. However, if you are dealing with lines and wrinkles due to aging and lack of collagen in the skin, dermal fillers may be better options. If you are unsure of which treatment is right for you, a consultation with one of our injectable specialists can help.
If you are interested in learning more about nonsurgical treatment options in the Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens areas, contact our office for your free consultation today!