What Differences are there Between Botox & Dermal Fillers?

When it comes to the treatment of issues such as wrinkles, and other signs of aging – there are quite a few different options out there for patients to choose from. From over-the-counter products, to other common medical spa treatments such as injectables, there are quite a few options that can provide patients with the far longer-lasting results they need. These longer-lasting options include things like Botox – the botulinum toxin-A as well as any dermal fillers – according to the team at Alluring Image, the top medical spa Boca Raton has to offer, both of these options are known to be fairly longer lasting than other methods. Each procedure can be used for wrinkles, but there are several differences between the two to consider.

Botox
When it comes to Botox and dermal fillers, they are quite similar in many ways, as they are both used to treat facial wrinkles. When it comes to each treatment, they are both delivered via injections – with both having quite few different uses. As far as Botox goes, the Botox specialist at Alluring Image believe it works quite similar to that of a muscle relaxer that is made from bacteria. Having been on the market for over two decades, its been used in order to treat everything from unwanted wrinkles to neurological disorders that can cause muscle weakness. In addition, its also used for the treatment of migraines and other, more similar medical conditions. However, according to the Botox specialist at Alluring Image, the top medical spa Boca Raton has to offer, for wrinkle treatment, Botox is primarily used to treat dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles occur naturally around the eyes and mouth, as well as in between your eyebrows. The more pronounced these unwanted age-related issues become, obviously, the more difficult they are to treat overall – however, using Botox injections, we are able to relax the muscles near these wrinkles. Not allowing the muscles to move reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and prevents new wrinkles from forming, as well as older wrinkles from deepening. However, while these types of wrinkles stand little to no chance against Botox, the fact is that Botox has little to no effect on wrinkles and fine lines that have been caused by collagen breakdown. According to the Botox specialist at Alluring Image, the top medical spa Boca Raton has in practice, its important to inject the muscles that contribute to the specific wrinkles you want treated. The injection process itself takes just a few minutes with noticeable results within two weeks.

Dermal Fillers
For those looking to treat certain specific types of wrinkles, dermal fillers are also an immense help and play quite the role in treating wrinkles along both the face and body. According to the fillers specialist at the best medical spa Boynton Beach has to offer, most injectable dermal fillers are primarily used to treat smile lines, though the fillers can also be used to plump up the lips or cheeks. Sometimes, they’re used for hand treatments or to reduce the appearance of scars. Dermal fillers aren’t approved for plumping up other areas of the body, though, such as the breasts. And while they can come in multiple different forms and are injectable such as Botox. Some are temporary and used primarily for soft tissues within the face – especially along the smile lines. According to the fillers specialist at Alluring Image, the best medical spa Boynton Beach residents recommend, the FDA has approved it for the following options:

  • Calcium hydroxylapatite (otherwise known as Radiesse, another filler), a temporary gel solution that lasts for 18 months.
  • Collagen, a temporary material that lasts for up to four months.
  • Hyaluronic acid, a temporary material that loses its effect after 6 to 12 months.
  • Poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra, Sculptra Aesthetic – other forms of injectable treatments), a man-made material that lasts about two years.
  • Polymethylmethacrylate beads, the only permanent type of dermal filler available.

How Effective are they?
Botox injections are known to produce worthwhile results for most patients, and while some of them are definitely weary of unwanted results and the appearance of an overly done forehead, eye-area, and mid-cheek area. You’ll likely see noticeable effects within a week of the injection. Side effects are minimal, and most go away after a short time. You may not notice the full effects of Botox if you have certain conditions that prevent them. Interestingly enough, according to the fillers specialist at Alluring Image, the best medical spa Boynton Beach has to offer, patients can continue their daily activities immediately after the treatment and be able to continue activities without any recovery time needed – however, it will be 3 to 4 months until things get back to normal.

However, when it comes to the efficacy of injectable dermal fillers, they are often considered to be more effective as they are used to treat wrinkles due to lost volume issues. The results last longer than results from Botox overall. Still, results differ depending on the exact type of filler you choose. Like Botox, you’ll need maintenance treatments once the fillers wear off. For more information on the efficiency of Botox and dermal fillers, and to find out which treatment might be best for you, be sure to contact Alluring Image Medical Spa today.

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