If you’re seeking an effective way to rejuvenate your facial appearance, you have quite a few quality treatments to choose from. Two of the most popular options for facial rejuvenation are BOTOX and dermal fillers, both of which are minimally invasive, injectable treatments. But how do you decide which treatment is a better fit for your needs? Here, we’ll take a closer look at both BOTOX and dermal fillers to help you determine which is right for you.
What Is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a cosmetic injectable that is used primarily to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in the facial skin. It is made from a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, which is a neurotoxin that temporarily prevents the facial muscles from contracting.
BOTOX is most commonly used to treat dynamic wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. The treatment works by blocking the signals that are sent from the nerves to the muscles, which causes the muscles to relax and the wrinkles to smooth out. This also temporarily prevents new lines and wrinkles from forming.
The effects of BOTOX typically last for about three to four months, after which time the treatment will need to be repeated to maintain the desired results. BOTOX is a safe and effective treatment when administered by trained and experienced professionals like our team members at Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a type of injectable treatment that can restore your lost facial volume and help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your face. They are most commonly made using hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally in your body and helps to keep your skin looking plump and hydrated.
When you receive a dermal filler treatment, a small amount of the filler is injected into your skin using a fine needle. The filler then works to plump up the area, smoothing out any wrinkles or lines that may be present and leaving the skin looking smooth and radiant.
There are several different types of dermal fillers available, and each one is designed to target specific areas of the face. For example, some fillers are better suited for filling in deep wrinkles, while others are designed to add volume to the cheeks or lips. At Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer a diverse selection of dermal fillers, including the following:
- Juvéderm Collection
- Restylane Collection
- Belotero Collection
- Revanesse Versa
- The RHA Collection
The effects of dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the specific type of filler used and the area of the face being treated. Other than some mild skin redness, bruising, and swelling, these treatments are also unlikely to cause any side effects.
Which Treatment Is Right For You?
When deciding between BOTOX and dermal fillers, it's important to consider your specific needs and goals. If you're looking to smooth out dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movements, BOTOX is likely the better choice. If your main priority is to restore volume to your face, dermal fillers are the way to go. Dermal fillers also tend to last longer than BOTOX and are slightly less likely to cause unpleasant side effects. Additionally, dermal fillers tend to be great for plumping up the facial skin or lips, while BOTOX is excellent for creating a firmer, smoother complexion and preventing new wrinkles from forming.
Schedule Your Private Consultation Today
If you’re considering BOTOX or dermal fillers, our team at Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery is equipped to help you choose the ideal option for your needs. When you sit down for a private consultation with Dr. Jason Bloom, Dr. Julie Shtraks, or our Director of Injectables, Sarah Taylor, they will evaluate your unique needs and goals and work with you to create a personalized treatment plan. Simply contact our office or schedule a virtual consultation today if you’re ready to take the next step toward refining and rejuvenating your appearance.