If you long for skin that’s smooth, vibrant, and wrinkle-free, you’re not alone. In recent years, the popularity of Botox injections has skyrocketed. But did you know that Botox isn’t the only available method for effortless anti-aging and skin rejuvenation? Dermal fillers are another great option for the treatment of facial lines, and they can work in combination with Botox treatments for even better results.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers can fill in deeper wrinkles and lines to provide a beautiful anti-aging effect. Injectable fillers, which include Restylane and Juvéderm have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and vary in their purpose, the material used and the length of time their effects can be expected to last.
During the procedure, these fillers are injected into the target area of soft tissue to help fill in space under the skin. This provides volume and helps to improve the look of scars, fill in wrinkles, fill out lips, contour the face and give a healthy, plump glow to chins and cheeks.
What does Botox do?
Botox, also known as Botulinum Type A, works differently than dermal filler. Derived from a bacterium that causes botulism, Botox is a toxin that temporarily stops nerve and muscle activity, decreasing the appearance of facial wrinkles. The highly popular injections are completed quickly, usually with no down time, and most often are used to treat lines on the neck and face, crow’s feet and frown lines.
Botox is a brand name for one type of injections. Other variations, such as Dysport and Xeomin, also have been approved by the FDA.
Botox and dermal fillers: Stronger together
While Botox and dermal fillers can be highly effective treatments on their own, together they become even more powerful. When you visit Your Laser Skin Care, we can use Botox to erase any fine lines and wrinkles while employing injectable fillers to take care of deeper lines and areas requiring additional volume.