If you’re struggling with signs of aging or firm, glowing skin, then you may be looking for just the right treatment to help your condition. Fortunately, we’re offering Cincinnati residents a variety of treatments to help maintain a look and feel that reflects youth. Reflection Medical Spa is offering Botox and dermal fillers in order to stop aging in its tracks! However, a lot of people considering these treatments are a bit confused as to what the differences are. It can be a lot to take in when you’re new to the idea of aesthetic treatments. Knowing the similarities and differences of Botox vs dermal fillers can help you understand how your beauty goals can be met.
Botulinum toxin type A, otherwise known as Botox, is a relaxer; which operates differently from a filler. The muscles that form wrinkles due to various expressions (laughing, frowning, etc.), can be relaxed and immobilized. This will allow you to be expressive without the frown lines and laugh lines appearing. This makes Botox a great wrinkle preventative for younger people that don’t have permanent wrinkles, but may develop them in the future.
Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Radiesse, don’t affect the muscles. They simply fill the treatment area to provide volume where it was lost. These fillers can be applied to creases and lines where they sink inward, providing an instant lift. Hyaluronic acid is the main ingredient of most fillers. It’s a natural occurring substance in our bodies that keeps our skin firm and youthful. The injectable is a gel-like consistency that attracts water beneath the skin, which also provides moisture to the target area.
While these two treatments have their differences, they also hold a few similarities. Because Botox and dermal fillers are injectable treatments, the botulinum toxin or filler can be administered to the target area without affecting the surrounding tissue. This allows for patients to receive treatment for specific issues rather than over-treating an area; as well as minimizing risk of the substance spreading to unwanted areas.
Both of these treatments are also excellent choices for treating signs of aging. When it comes to reversing the aging process and noninvasive treatments in general, Botox and dermal fillers are the number one aesthetic treatment in the country.
Relaxers and fillers are both temporary and require touch-ups, however they also promote collagen production in the skin. Collagen is a protein that makes our skin firm and smooth. The production of collagen slows down gradually as we age, which is why we experience visual signs of aging. By inducing collagen, we can reverse these effects.
If you’d like to learn more about the similarities and differences of Botox vs dermal fillers, you can contact our office. To find out which treatment is best for your desired look, you should schedule a consultation.