Although Botox treatments continue to be the most commonly chosen cosmetic injections, dermal fillers are becoming more popular in recent years. Selecting the right option for your skincare needs is very important, but the differences between the two treatments can be confusing. These two types of products work in completely different ways and they are often used together for best results.
How does Botox work?
Botox relaxes muscles responsible for facial expressions that cause wrinkles. It’s generally used on the upper face to prevent and relax expression lines. Typically, it lasts three to four months and it produces best results when used regularly.
How do Fillers work?
Dermal fillers fill in areas of your face that have lost volume. The skin naturally loses collagen with age, and fillers help correct that by adding volume to the areas where most volume had been lost.
When to Use Them
How do you know when to go with fillers or Botox? Generally, lines of expression require Botox treatments, while static lines are best managed with fillers. Although Botox does a great job at correcting lines and creases where your muscles contract, a filler will work best on deep wrinkles that can be seen even when your muscles aren’t contracting.
If you’re looking for help with furrow lines, forehead lines, or crow’s feet, Botox is the way to go. For sleep wrinkles, non-surgical rhinoplasties and laugh lines, fillers like Juvederm offer the best results.
Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.