August 2011 Blog Archive
Monday, August 01, 2011
BOTOX? Vs. Dermal Fillers: Which Is Right for You?
You’re sick of seeing those wrinkles staring back at you in the mirror, and you’re ready to do something about it—but what treatment is best? People who want to eliminate signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines often find themselves choosing between BOTOX® and dermal fillers. Both cosmetic treatments are injected into the skin and contain ingredients that smooth or fill out fine lines, thereby giving your skin a younger appearance—but there are some major differences in how they work. Get the need-to-know info on both BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers to make the right choice for you:
BOTOX® is a temporary cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a special formula into problem areas where wrinkles occur on the face, like the corners of the eyes and forehead. The chemicals in BOTOX® work to disable the tiny muscles under the skin that are causing the skin’s surface to wrinkle—so for the three to six months it lasts, your wrinkles will disappear.
There are many different dermal fillers available on the market today, like JUVEDERM®, Restylane®, and Artefill, but they all work in basically the same way. The substance is injected just under the skin in the area where the wrinkle appears, ‘filling’ out the area by increasing the volume underneath the wrinkle. Dermal Fillers work well for deeper wrinkles, like the ‘marionette lines’ extending from the corners of the mouth to the nose, but depending on the formula can treat smaller wrinkles as well. The results can last from three months to over a year, depending on the brand and product used
Since every cosmetic procedure has its own pros and cons, always talk to your skin care specialist and consider having skin tests done before deciding which treatment is the best option for you. To make an appointment with a skin care expert in your local area today, click here!