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BOTOX and Dermal Fillers: What’s the Difference?

November 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — richardsonpw @ 2:26 pm
person getting treated who understands the difference between BOTOX and dermal fillers

When you look in the mirror, you don’t like the wrinkles you see and decide to seek professional anti-aging treatment. You’ve heard of injections that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but don’t know very much about your options. If BOTOX and dermal fillers seem like the exact same treatment, you should learn about what makes these treatments unique so that you can select the one that can help you overcome signs of aging.

Similarities Between BOTOX and Dermal Fillers

These treatments are often confused with each other because of their similarities. Not only are both administered externally with a needle, but both are also used for anti-aging purposes. Each of these procedures has also dramatically grown in popularity over the last decade or so. To someone unfamiliar with these treatments, it can be easy to mix them up or use them interchangeably.

Differences Between BOTOX and Dermal Fillers

Despite the aspects that BOTOX and dermal fillers share, they are actually quite different. BOTOX is an injected toxin that immobilizes facial muscles that create fine lines and wrinkles, while dermal fillers literally fill areas of the skin with collagen to make them appear plumper.

BOTOX is usually administered in skin around the mouth, on the forehead and around the eyes—locations where muscle-related wrinkles tend to set in. In contrast, dermal fillers are strategically placed in areas where collagen has been lost. These injections both replace this collagen and promote new collagen production.

Which Is Right for You?

Once you understand how each injection works, you can get a better sense of when it’s appropriate to use them. If you have wrinkles that are the direct result of muscle contractions on your face, then BOTOX will be your treatment of choice. On the other hand, if your skin has simply lost its volume and bounce, dermal fillers could be the procedure you should go with.

In many cases, the best way to know which injection option is right is to discuss your needs and goals with an anti-aging expert team. They can help you understand why you have wrinkles and determine the treatment that will help you look and feel your best again. You may need one or the other or both!

Ultimately, when you work with a team who understands these injections and anti-aging extremely well, you can feel confident that your face is in capable hands. When these injections are given appropriately, they can take years off your face and restore self-esteem in your appearance!

About the Practice

Richardson Pain & Wellness offers many valuable services, including pain management, medical weight loss, and anti-aging treatment. BOTOX and dermal fillers are just some of the options provided. Each patient receives a treatment plan uniquely created for their individual needs. If you are interested in learning more about BOTOX and dermal fillers, you can schedule an appointment online or call our Richardson office at 972-907-1125.

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