Both Botox® and dermal fillers are wildly popular cosmetic treatments that allow you to subtly adjust your appearance without the added risks of surgery. At LUX Dermatology, you can get Botox, dermal fillers, or both from the expert dermatology team. To find out how Botox and fillers can improve your appearance, call the office nearest you in Sparks or Las Vegas, Nevada, or Stockton, Manteca, Santa Barbara, Porterville, Hanford, or Visalia, California. You can also use the online booking tool to make your appointment.
Botox and dermal fillers are injectable treatments that target and reduce wrinkles and lines, giving you a younger appearance.
Botox is specifically designed to temporarily eliminate wrinkles and lines in your forehead and around your eyes. Dermal fillers can change your facial contours and add volume to your cheeks and lips.
When choosing between Botox and dermal fillers to get rid of wrinkles, you must consider your treatment goals.
If you simply want to relax and reduce your wrinkles and expression lines, Botox is your best choice. If you have deep wrinkles or wish to add fullness to your face, dermal fillers are the better choice for you.
Botox and dermal fillers work differently to make you look more youthful:
Many facial wrinkles appear because of repeated muscle movements and facial expressions. Botox contains a toxin that temporarily stops your nerves from signaling your muscles to move. This causes the lines and wrinkle to disappear for 3-4 months after a Botox injection.
Dermal fillers contain gel-like substances that improve your face’s volume. Many contain natural compounds already in your body, like hyaluronic acid, as their main component. Hyaluronic acid plumps your skin and attracts hydration to smooth the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
The hyaluronic acid fillers offered at LUX Dermatology include Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvéderm®, Belotero®, and VolumaXC®.
If you desire longer-lasting results, ask your LUX Dermatology provider about biostimulatory fillers. These fillers stimulate your skin to produce its own collagen to fill in lines and improve skin strength and structure. These fillers include Sculptra®, Bellafil®, and Radiesse®.
The results last for a few months to a year, depending on the type of filler you get. When you choose your treatment, your provider goes over the risks and benefits to make sure you’re confident about the treatment before you begin.
In some cases, you can get Botox in combination with dermal fillers to reach your desired look. For example, you can get Botox to get rid of facial wrinkles while using a dermal filler to plump up your lips. Your LUX Dermatology specialist creates a customized plan to help you reach your desired goals.
To explore the possibilities available with Botox and dermal filler injectables, call LUX Dermatology today or book your appointment online.