Botox or Injectable Fillers? Which Is Right For You?

botox-frownlines-300x1991The beauty industry is constantly evolving, and now you have more ways than ever to achieve a look you’re happy with. Two of the most common cosmetic procedures are Botox and injectable fillers, but which option is right for you?

Botox

Botox is primarily used to eliminate wrinkles that are caused by repeated muscle movements. For example, Botox can be used for frown lines, crow’s feet, brow furrows, forehead lines, and smile lines. Botox works by temporarily weakening facial muscles in the targeted area, which relaxes the surface of your face and removes wrinkles.

 

This procedure is simple, quick, and low risk. Patients do not usually need anesthetic, and the process can usually be finished in 10-15 minutes. After the procedure is complete, you’re free to resume your regular activities. Many patients start noticing results in 3-5 days and the results will usually last for 3-6 months.

 

If you’re looking for a way to minimize lines caused by muscle movement, many people consider Botox to be one of the simplest, most effective, and reliable solutions.

Injectable Fillers

Injectable fillers are used to add volume and contour to your face. They are also used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and correct scars.

 

Injectable fillers are administered with a tiny needle. This procedure usually requires topical anesthetic, or ice, but most patients are comfortable resuming their day-to-day activities immediately after the procedure. Patients who choose injectable fillers usually see results right away and those results last from 3 months to a year.

There are many types of injectable fillers to choose from, depending on your goals. Common fillers include:

  • Radiesse—This is a calcium-based filler that stimulates the production of your own natural collagen.
  • Juvederm—This filler uses hyaluronic acid based gel. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in your body.
  • Belotero—This filler also uses hyaluronic acid. It can be used to treate deep creases and delicate lines.
  • Voluma—Another filler that uses hyaluronic acid and it can be used to ad instant volume to the cheeks.

Injectable fillers are often considered to be the best for adding contour and reducing static lines and creases such as the nasolabial folds.

 

As a general rule of thumb, you can use Botox for the upper third of your face to treat wrinkles that result from muscle movement, and you can use fillers for the lower two-thirds of your face to add volume, contour, and treat static lines. For help choosing the best option, schedule a consultation with Nowak Aesthetics. Both options have the potential to rejuvenate your appearance and boost your confidence.

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