Difference Between BOTOX® and other Dermal Fillers

Slowing or reversing the signs of aging might be a significant part of your aesthetic plan. Especially around your face, this can sometimes become somewhat challenging. Depending on how noticeable the effects are, in-office treatments might be needed to keep a youthful look.

One of the most common aesthetic treatment options is dermal fillers and injectables for your face. These can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and add volume to areas that might have sunken or where the skin begins to sag. There are several types of injectables and dermal fillers, the most common being BOTOX®.

Used safely for decades, BOTOX® injections place a certain amount of botulinum toxin into specific areas of the face. BOTOX® works by temporarily interrupting the contraction and movement of facial muscles. Although the effects wear off over time, many patients report a gradual loss in muscle strength and a reduction in the formation of lines and wrinkles on the face.

On the other hand, dermal fillers help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face by adding volume beneath the skin. Using either collagen or hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers use molecules already produced by your body to fill in hollow areas and tighten up sagging skin.

Generally, the results from dermal fillers last for a relatively long time when compared to other treatment options. However, the results still are temporary. And since volume is being added, dermal fillers are not suitable for all areas of your face, especially around smaller and delicate areas.

Despite the differences between BOTOX® and dermal fillers, one of the best parts of using them as treatment options is they can be used together, often during the same appointment or treatment session. This can create a more proportional and naturally looking enhancement to your face regaining a youthful and radiant look.

If you want a boost to your aesthetic treatment plans, contact the staff at UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center in Worcester, MA, to see if BOTOX® or dermal fillers might help. Call 508-334-5990 or visit www.cosmeticsurgicenter.com to schedule a comprehensive consultation.

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