BOTOXⓇ vs. Dermal Fillers: Which Injectable Is Right for You?

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With the rise of nonsurgical treatments, injectables have become more popular than ever. From dermal fillers to BOTOXⓇ Cosmetic, our medical spa has the tools to help Ann Arbor patients refresh and rejuvenate the face. Both of these options can smooth our wrinkles and fade away imperfections. However, not all injectables are created equal—and BOTOX and fillers certainly aren’t the same.

Curious about which treatment is right for you? In this blog post, we will compare the benefits of BOTOX and fillers so you can find the perfect fit for your lifestyle.

Benefits of BOTOX 

As one of the most famous injectable treatments, many patients have already heard of BOTOX. This versatile product reduces the appearance of wrinkles to help take years off your appearance. The secret is in BOTOX’s active ingredient: botulinum type A. This carefully used neurotoxin relaxes target facial muscles, preventing them from flexing and pulling on the skin.

There is no downtime required after BOTOX Cosmetic, so our Ann Arbor patients can return to work or home immediately after treatment. Results last for around 3 to 4 months and touch-up sessions can be scheduled.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers 

From plumping up your pout to lifting your cheeks, dermal fillers have a variety of uses. The active ingredient in most fillers is typically hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the body that hydrates and nourishes your skin. Fillers are best used to add youthful volume in areas like the lips and cheeks. These injectables can also smooth over other skin imperfections, such as undereye circles or stubborn wrinkles. 

Much like BOTOX, there is also no recovery time required for dermal fillers. The longevity of your results depends on the amount and type of filler used. But most patients enjoy their new youthful look anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.

Choosing Your Injectable Treatment

BOTOX and dermal fillers each have their own unique uses and benefits. Choosing the right injectable treatment depends on your individual needs. The main difference between the products comes down to this: BOTOX is typically used to fight wrinkles, and fillers are often used to add volume. 

However, many patients struggle with both wrinkles and dull, sagging skin. BOTOX and fillers can be combined together to address both of these issues. By using these injectables in tandem, patients can create more comprehensive anti-aging results. The two products complement one another and can be used as part of any facial rejuvenation plan.

Talk to your medical spa provider to learn more about which injectable treatment can help you reach your beauty goals. If you would like to learn more about BOTOX and fillers, request a consultation online. You can also call our practice office at (734) 712-2323.

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