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Botox vs. Dermal Fillers

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Everyone reaches an age when lines start to form and we start wishing we looked just a little bit younger. In the year 2017, there are several anti-aging treatments on the market that can help you do just that. Botox and dermal fillers are popular treatment options in the anti-aging world. The difference between the two treatments can be confusing at times.  Let us help clear things up.

What are Botox and dermal fillers?

Botox is a US FDA approved method used for the treatment of facial wrinkles to get a smooth look. It is a safe, effective and uncomplicated non-surgical procedure that can help you get rid of expression lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Botox is an advanced technology that works by blocking nerve impulses to these muscles and reducing their activity. It acts as a relaxant to these muscles, preventing them from contracting and thus preventing the formation of wrinkles. Botox softens these muscles and caused fine lines to diminish giving the face a smooth and fuller look.

Dermal Fillers help increase volume and strengthen elasticity in the skin. The natural hyaluronic acid in our body lessens as we age. This is what causes the skin to thin. Dermal fillers work by injecting hyaluronic acid back into the skin to add volume and lift the skin.

Who should consider these treatment options?

If you are looking to reduce wrinkles and lines that naturally happen over time, Botox may be the solution for you. It can also help prevent the formation of creases. With that said, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is recommended that you not undergo Botox treatment at this time.

If you are looking to increase volume and elasticity in your skin, dermal fillers may be the solution for you. As mentioned above with Botox, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is recommended that you not undergo dermal fillers treatment at this time.

In conclusion

  • Botox can refresh your overall appearance and you can see visible results in a couple of days.  It is effective for removing all kinds of facial wrinkles. The muscle function is gradually restored, typically over a period of 6 months, at which point you will need a revision.
  • Dermal fillers can make your skin look smoother and fuller for between 18 and 24 months.

Call us today if you want to go for the Botox or dermal filler treatment. Our experts will make the process easy and hassle-free. 801-999-4860

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