I get asked all the time what can I do to prevent and correct lines and wrinkles? Is it botox or is it filler?  With the popularity of injectables like botox and filler on the rise, it’s hard to know which one is best for you.  Botox and fillers are both great ways to prevent and correct signs of aging.

Botox

Botulinum toxin (Botox/Dysport/Xeomin) is used to temporarily relax the muscles in the face that cause lines and wrinkles.  It can be injected into the muscles between your eyebrows (glabellar region), your forehead, and the wrinkles around your eyes (crow’s feet).  This will help to soften your lines and wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance.  Regular botox injections will also keep those lines and wrinkles from getting deeper.  It takes about 3-5 days to start kicking in and it lasts for about 3-4 months.  There is no downtime and it is a quick, painless procedure.

Dermal Fillers

As we age, our skin becomes thinner, dryer, and the elasticity in our skin decreases.  We also lose collagen and hyaluronic acid, leaving us with a more hallow, sagging face.   Dermal fillers add volume to our face by lifting and smoothing out those lines and wrinkles giving you a fresher, well rested look.  Most of the dermal fillers we use are made of hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the body.  Cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and lips are all popular areas for filler.  Fillers last anywhere from 9 months to 2 years depending on the product.

I hope this helps answer some of your questions about botox and filler!  Feel free to reply if you have any questions! Be sure to check back, my next post will be about dermaplaning and chemical peels.


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