For those who are new to anti wrinkle treatments (Botox and fillers) it can be quite confusing as to what is best for you as the patient to get the best results from these type of treatments. At YoungerYou our doctors have vast experience and skills in performing the best techniques with regards to anti wrinkle injectables. We shall explain the difference between Botox and dermal fillers to ensure you understand how each works and when each should be used:
1) Botox – Botox is a neuromuscular toxin. Using Botox properly can alter the facial expressions, this will stop lines from forming while promoting an appearance that will seem natural. Essentially Botox will relax overactive muscles and therefore calm wrinkles or stop wrinkles from forming. The Botox treatment should last 3 – 6 months.
2) Dermal Fillers – fillers are used to add volume to the skin in certain areas. Some areas where wrinkles occur are caused by a loss of volume in the skin over time. When injected the fillers add volume to soften folds and wrinkles. Around the mouth area would be the most common area to inject fillers. Fillers are used to treat more established wrinkles. Fillers are also used to add volume to the lips.