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 their faces. Both of these options can smooth out wrinkles and fade 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? Keep reading to learn more about BOTOX vs. fillers, then take our quick quiz to learn which might be right for you.
Benefits of BOTOX
As one of the most famous injectable treatments, BOTOX is already known to most people. This versatile product reduces the appearance of wrinkles to help take years off your appearance. The secret is in BOTOX’s active ingredient: botulinum toxin type A. This carefully used neurotoxin relaxes target facial muscles, preventing them from contracting and pulling on the skin.
There is no downtime required after BOTOX Cosmetic, so you 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 add youthful volume in areas like the lips and cheeks. These injectables can also smooth over other skin imperfections, such as circles under the eyes or stubborn wrinkles caused by lax skin.
Much like BOTOX, there is no recovery time needed for dermal fillers. The longevity of your results depends on the amount and type of filler used. Most patients enjoy their new youthful look for 6 months to 2 years.
Choosing Your Injectable Treatment
BOTOX and dermal fillers each have their 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.
If you struggle with both wrinkles and dull, sagging skin, BOTOX and fillers can be combined to address both of these issues. By using these injectables in tandem, you can create comprehensive anti-aging results. Since the two products complement one another, they 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.