There are so many great treatments available that can help you look good and feel great! If you are considering cosmetic treatments, it’s important to understand what you are signing up for. One question we often get is “What’s the difference between Botox and Dermal Fillers?” Here’s a quick comparison of the two treatments…
Botox Botulinum toxin, more commonly known as Botox, is primarily used to treat and prevent wrinkles. Botox was approved by the FDA in 2002 as a cosmetic treatment for frown lines above the eyebrows and wrinkles. Since then, it has become one of the most in-demand treatments that helps prevent the signs of aging while repairing any current problems.
Dermal Fillers Much like Botox, dermal fillers are also used to treat and prevent wrinkles- this is where people get confused. Fillers inject hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite which helps restore optimal facial proportions. Fillers help with volume loss that occurs from bone ,collagen and fat loss as we age. On the other hand, Botox relaxes facial activity to help prevent wrinkles.
How to Choose?
The best way to know what kind of treatment you need is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shternfeld. Fillers are great for static wrinkles which are visible even when your face is relaxed and you’re not making any expressions. Botox is good for dynamic wrinkles because it will reduce their motion and visibility. Dynamic wrinkles are those wrinkles you see when your expressions are in motion.
Whichever treatment you choose, you can rest assured that both forms are very effective ways to maintain and regenerate a healthy, youthful appearance.