When it comes to the never-ending battle against fine lines and wrinkles, it seems like there are countless available options that promise to deliver a more youthful complexion. Thanks to the celebrities who use it, virtually everyone is highly aware of the amazing effects of Botox. But, there’s also a lot of buzz around dermal facial fillers as well. Is one better than the other? What’s the difference between them? Here’s what you need to know…
One of the most widely used ways to smooth away facial wrinkles and address fine lines is through the use of Botox. Botox treatments are effective since they temporarily cause key facial muscles to relax. A Botox treatment can effectively treat various areas on the face including crow’s feet, forehead lines, laugh and smile lines, and several kinds of wrinkles that are a direct result of various facial expressions.
Similar to Botox, dermal facial fillers are also injectable and used to address some of the worst signs of inevitable aging. However, unlike Botox, they do not relax the muscles in the face, but instead fill in the creases and work to plump up the skin. Many soft tissue fillers are used to revitalize an appearance of younger looking skin by replacing lost volume in skin tissue while filling in wrinkles and folds. At Doctor’s Approach, we offer Juvederm.
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid, which is a natural plumping agent for the skin and works to fill in and smooth away surface wrinkles. Overall, the smooth injectable gel will restore the volume of the skin to effectively smooth out facial folds and wrinkles. Juvederm is also very effective in improving the overall appearance of fine lines and creases around your lips and mouth in addition to those around and under the eyes.
Botox and Dermal Facial Fillers: Can You Use Both?
In general, Botox and facial fillers perform somewhat differently. Therefore, a combination of both treatments will ideally work better than using either treatment alone. Botox essentially paralyzes the facial muscles underneath, while dermal facial fillers volumize the skin and smooth away wrinkles and fine lines. When combined, they offer a very soft, natural improvement in your overall facial appearance and age-associated cosmetic worries. In many cases, soft tissue dermal facial fillers will last considerably longer when combined with Botox.