Botox® or Dermal Fillers? Which Is the Right Choice for You?

If your face needs a little pick-me-up and you don’t want to go through the hassle of invasive cosmetic procedures, you may benefit from minimally invasive cosmetic treatments like Botox or dermal fillers. These treatments have gained such popularity in recent years that they were the two top most minimally invasive treatments of 2018

But, you’re probably wondering just what the difference is between these two treatments and which one is right for you. At Dolce Aesthetics Medspa, we’re dedicated to finding you the best treatment options for your. So, we’ve compiled this helpful guide to the differences between Botox and dermal fillers.  

Botox

Botox is simply the brand name for an injection that contains botulinum toxin, which is a byproduct of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox works by blocking nerve signals from reaching your muscles, and this, in turn, helps them stay relaxed. When the muscles under your wrinkles do relax, your skin becomes smooth as your wrinkles disappear. 

Some of the conditions that Botox treats include:

You can expect the results of Botox to show up within 3 to 10 days of treatment, and with full results visible within 5 to 14 days. Results from treatment last up to four months, at which point you’ll need a repeat treatment to maintain your results. 

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are made of a gel-like solution. They’re derived from hyaluronic acid, a substance that your body forms naturally. As we age, we lose our body’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid. The loss of this substance leads to your skin losing its structure, tightness, and volume, and this, in turn, leads to more visible wrinkles.

Dermal fillers work by boosting your skin’s vitality by providing much-needed hyaluronic acid and moisture. This diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles. But fillers also work by plumping up or enhancing certain areas, like:

Dermal fillers can essentially provide you with a nonsurgical facelift. And, while the results of fillers are long-lasting, they do require return treatments to maintain. So, if you don’t like the appearance of your fillers, you can always change them up as they aren’t permanent.  

To learn more about which option will work best for your specific needs, call us or make an appointment right on our website today.

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