Botox vs. Fillers, which one do you need?
Dr. Scott Sanderson
Botox and dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments given through injections, usually in a certified aesthetician office. These are minimally invasive treatments, meaning they do not involve downtime nor surgery. However, that is where their similarities end. In the following article, you’ll learn all about wrinkles and how fillers & botox work. This way, you’ll be able to evaluate which one will be your best buddy to address your skin’s particular needs. Before we dive into skin treatments, let’s start identifying the basics: what kind of wrinkles do you want to get rid of? To start your anti-aging journey, the most appropriate first step is being able to differentiate them.
Not all the wrinkles are the same: know the difference between Dynamic & Static Wrinkles
Dynamic wrinkles are those formed by facial movements, in other words, these are the expression lines that make their appearance at a certain age as a result of our resting face and our most frequent expressions. For example, think about crow’s feet -the result of squinting-, smile lines -implied, – forehead wrinkles, and frown lines -furrowing your brows.-
On the other hand, Static Wrinkles are very different wrinkles. Static wrinkles are a result of losing elasticity on our skin, meaning that when we are young, our skin is capable of springing back to its original position after making facial gestures which result in dynamic wrinkles; but as we grow older static wrinkles remain due to the decreased elasticity, these wrinkles can also be caused by gravity and the loss of fat and collagen.
For Dynamic Wrinkles: Botox
Here we are talking about one of the most popular aesthetic procedures available on the market right now due to its effectiveness & safety. Botox is a purified form of the botulinum toxin that is obtained from bacteria that work on wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement. Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. The effects last about three to twelve months, depending on what you are treating.
Procedure & considerations
After you get a proper evaluation, your professional aesthetician will use a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of botulinum toxin into your skin or muscles. The number of injections needed depends on many factors, including the extent of the area being treated.
Most people don’t feel much discomfort during the procedure, but the most common side effects are pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site.
For Static Wrinkles chose Dermafillers
Thin lips, and cheeks that have lost fullness…Dermal fillers are here to maintain these and further volume loss related issues under control. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances -for example, hyaluronic acid- that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. Fillers help to plump the skin and replace the volume that was lost over time, filling out the wrinkles and smoothing the skin.
Procedure & considerations
Different types of dermal fillers are designed to treat varying signs of aging. To select which type of filler you need, it is crucial for you to get a professional assessment and mapping on your face to define which areas will be treated. Just as botox, Dermafillers are small injections applied under your skin. These injections usually take only a few moments per site. The process of injecting, massaging, and evaluating the result is performed, and additional filler added as needed. Depending on the number of areas to be treated, the whole process may be as short as 15 minutes, or as long as an hour.
Even though this is a safe, comfortable & certified procedure, we find skin rash, itching, or pimple-like eruptions among the most common side-effects.
See the difference? Botox & Fillers are designed to correct specific dermal issues, combine them into one holistic treatment, and get the best of both worlds to enhance your natural beauty by regaining your youthful skin! Though Botox and fillers are minimally invasive, they still carry some risks, you must be mindful and careful about undergoing this procedure only with certified professionals! Find out more about the products we offer [link for botox] [link for fillers] at Elite Health Hawaii.
Book your evaluation now and start moving toward your skin goals and falling in love with your reflection all over again!