Botox and dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments given through injections in a medical office. These are minimally invasive treatments, meaning they do not involve downtime or surgery. However, that is where their similarities end. In the following article, you’ll learn all about wrinkles and how fillers & Botox work. You and your medical provider will evaluate which one will be your best buddy to address your particular needs. Before we dive into skin treatments, let’s start identifying the basics: what kind of wrinkles do you have? To start your anti-aging journey, the most appropriate first step is being able to differentiate them.
Not all the wrinkles are the same: Know the difference between Dynamic & Static Wrinkles
Dynamic wrinkles are those formed by facial movements. In other words, these are the expression lines that make their appearance as a result of our most frequent expressions. For example, think about crow’s feet as the result of squinting, smile lines from 🙂 and forehead wrinkles and frown lines from furrowing your brows.
Static wrinkles are very different. Static wrinkles are a result of losing elasticity on our skin. When we are young, our skin is capable of springing back to its original position after making facial gestures, but as we grow older static wrinkles remain due to the decreased elasticity. These wrinkles can also be caused by gravity and the loss of fat and collagen.
For Dynamic Wrinkles: Botox
Botox is the most popular aesthetic procedures available due to its effectiveness & safety. Botox is a purified form of the botulinum toxin that works on wrinkles caused by muscle movement. Botox injections work by weakening or temporarily paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. The effects last about three months.
Procedure & considerations
After you get a proper evaluation, your medical provider will use a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of Botox into your skin. The number of injections depends on many factors, including the size and condition of the area being treated, and the desired results.
Most people don’t feel much discomfort during the procedure, but common side effects are pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site.
For Static Wrinkles choose Dermal Fillers
For thin lips, and cheeks that have lost fullness, dermal fillers are ideal to get volume back in your beautiful face! Dermal fillers are gel-like substances such as hyaluronic acid, that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, soften creases, and enhance facial contours. Fillers help to plump the skin and replace the volume that was lost over time, filling out the wrinkles and smoothing the skin.
Procedure & considerations
Different types of dermal fillers are designed to treat varying needs. To select which filler is best for you, it is crucial that you get a professional assessment. During treatment, the process will include injecting, massaging, and evaluating the result. Additional filler can be added as needed. Depending on the number of areas to be treated, the whole process may be as short as 15 minutes, or as long as an hour. Transitory redness, bruising and swelling are among the periodic side-effects.
See the difference? Botox & fillers are designed to correct specific dermal issues. Combine them into one holistic treatment, and get the best of both worlds to enhance your natural beauty and regain your youthful skin! Although Botox and fillers are minimally invasive, they still carry some risks. You must be mindful about undergoing these procedures only with certified medical professionals! Find out more about the products we offer [link for botox] [link for fillers] at Radiance Medical Aesthetics & Wellness.
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