There are so many aesthetic treatments available today, it can be difficult to decide which treatment might be the best choice for you. Do you need Botox to smooth your wrinkles? Or are fillers a better option?
When you’re searching for the optimal treatment to combat the signs of aging on your face, it is important to understand the differences between Botox and facial fillers – what they each treat and how they work. Whatever you choose, both forms of treatment can help you to refresh and maintain a natural, youthful appearance.
Botox – Botox is a neurotoxin that blocks nerve activity where it is injected, stopping the neurotransmitters responsible for muscle movement from working properly. This popular wrinkle treatment works on specific types of wrinkles known as dynamic wrinkles. Typically most visible when your face is in motion, these wrinkles are created by repetitive facial expressions that occur daily, and eventually they etch themselves into your face. Botox breaks the communication chain between muscles and nerves, leading to forced muscle relaxation. With consistent use, Botox can soften noticeable wrinkles and help prevent new ones from forming.
Fillers – Facial fillers, which are also called dermal fillers, can also be used to prevent or eliminate signs of aging. Like Botox, fillers are an injectable wrinkle treatment, however, they are a completely different type of treatment to address completely different types of wrinkles. Fillers are ideal for what are known as static wrinkles which, unlike dynamic wrinkles, can be seen even when your face is relaxed. Static wrinkles are smile lines, lines along the sides of your nose (nasolabial) and minor forehead lines. When fillers are injected into these wrinkles, they fill the creases, making them less noticeable or even eliminating them altogether. Fillers also stimulate collagen growth, so if you are diligent with your treatments, you can not only address existing lines, but prevent new ones from forming.
At The Center for Advanced Dermatology in Phoenix, we are committed to making sure that our patients understand their choices for achieving the most effective results for their specific needs. Contact us today at 602-867-7546 or mddermsolutions.com to schedule a consultation with Dr. Holy and learn how Botox or fillers can rejuvenate your face.