Botox Vs. Fillers
Injectables are a great way to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of acne scars, and give your face (and body!) the youthful, fresh look that you have been longing for. There are many different options for you to choose from if you decide to have one of these cosmetic procedures. Two of the most common and sought out treatments are Botox and dermal fillers. Both of these injectables treat different issues, so it is essential to understand both of them before deciding on which you believe would be the better option for you.
What is Botox?
Botox is created from the botulism toxin. While that might sound scary, it has been found to be safe when administered by a professional. Botox works by blocking the muscles it is injected into, which causes the muscles to become unable to move. This helps to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines in the area, which can cause them to become less visible or even altogether disappear. Because of this, Botox is usually used to treat wrinkles that are known as “expression lines,” which can be found on areas of the face where muscles move, such as around the eyes, the forehead, and the mouth. Botox is not for use for wrinkles due to sagging or thinned-out skin.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Another popular kind of injectable is dermal fillers. These fillers can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by injecting a safe filler into the area, plumping up the skin, and stimulating collagen production. These areas are ideal for filling in the areas that cannot be helped with Botox, such as the lips, cheeks, jowls, and neck. Fillers are also commonly used to reduce the appearance of acne scars or other imperfections and are often used to create fuller lips and cheeks.
What are the Side Effects?
Both Botox and dermal fillers have possible side effects, including redness, bruising at the injection site, itching, and sensitivity. After receiving these treatments, it is important to follow your doctor’s orders to ensure that they work as intended and minimize the side effects.
Which One Is Best For Me?
Depending on your skin needs, you can choose between Botox or dermal fillers. If you are looking to erase wrinkles around the forehead, mouth, and eyes that have been caused by muscles moving in these areas, then Botox might be the better option for you. However, if you are looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on cheeks, jowls, and lips, for example, you may want to opt for a dermal filler that will plump out the skin and give it a more youthful appearance.
If you would like to learn more about Botox and dermal fillers or to find out which option would be best for you, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today.