Botox and dermal fillers both have the power to improve your appearance and make you look younger, but which option should you choose? Here’s what you need to know:
Botox has been around for decades, and it is one of the simplest and most trusted methods for eliminating wrinkles. Botox works by temporarily weakening facial muscles, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles that resulted from facial expressions. Botox is usually used to target crows feet, furrowed brow lines, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines. Results usually show up 4 or 5 days after the procedure and last for three to six months.
Botox can also be used to treat excess sweating and migraines.
Dermal fillers are injected to restore volume to your face. These fillers are usually used to make your cheeks look fuller and reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds. The results of dermal filler injections can be seen immediately and last from 6 months to a year, depending on the type of dermal filler you choose.
Which Option Is Right For You?
Both procedures can improve your appearance—consider the following when deciding which procedure is right for you:
Botox may be the best option if you want to eliminate wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions. It is especially useful for treating the upper third of your face. If you are looking for a reliable treatment and don’t mind going in for appointments every few months, this could be the right option for you.
Dermal fillers are a good choice for those who want to restore a youthful appearance to their face by making their cheeks and lips appear fuller. Dermal fillers are also a good option if you want to reduce the appearance of creases that weren’t caused by repeated movements. Dermal fillers are often used to improve the appearance of the lower two thirds of the face. If you want immediate results that last for quite awhile, dermal fillers may be right for you.
To learn more about Botox and dermal fillers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sobel.