Botox and dermal fillers are two of the most popular cosmetic treatments. While each of these minimally invasive treatments address signs of aging, their varying formulas allow each product to treat different concerns.
Botox is a type of injectable called a neurotoxin because it is developed from botulinum toxin A. This FDA-approved injectable temporarily blocks nerve signals to the muscles and prevents muscle contractions. When the muscles are unable to contract, fine lines and wrinkles can no longer develop on the overlying skin. Botox is a great solution for crow’s feet at the corners of the eye, forehead lines, lines between the eyebrows, and bunny lines on the nose.
Besides for its cosmetic purposes, Botox can be injected into the armpits or hands to treat hyperhidrosis. It is also used to treat migraines and TMJ, a painful condition that causes the jaw to lock.
Dermal fillers are often hyaluronic acid-based, and they are made of a thicker formula that can fill in hollowed areas of the face to restore volume. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the skin to add fullness and hydration. These fillers can smooth nasolabial folds (laugh lines) between the nose and mouth, glabella lines (forehead lines), and plump hollowed under eyes or cheeks. Certain dermal fillers are used as lip fillers to augment and shape the lips. Some of the most popular dermal fillers include Juvéderm, Restylane, and Radiesse; all of these are offered at Envee Aesthetic Skin Care.
Botox and dermal filler are equally beneficial, but for different purposes. If you are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, Botox or another neurotoxin is your best option. If you want to add volume or fill in deeper facial folds and wrinkles, dermal fillers work best. Most people are candidates for either product, as long as you do not have an allergy to botulinum toxin or other ingredients found in your chosen filler.
If you want to restore a more youthful appearance and reverse signs of aging, consider Botox or filler injections at Envee Aesthetic Skin Care in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Schedule a consultation with our skin care experts who can assess your skin and your cosmetic goals to help you determine the best course of treatment.