With years of facial expression, exposure to the sun, and the effects of gravity, your skin can begin to weaken and show lines and wrinkles. But you don’t have to live with your signs of aging. A nonsurgical treatment like Botox or dermal fillers can smooth out your facial lines and wrinkles to restore your youthful appearance! The two treatments have similar purposes, but they actually treat different types of wrinkles. Keep reading to find out which one you might choose.
Botox is a highly popular cosmetic treatment that can smooth out some of the most common facial lines such as crow’s feet in the outer corners of the eyes, frown lines between the brows, and forehead lines. Botox is generally used for the upper face and is effective on lines that are caused by facial expression. Are your wrinkles worse when you smile or laugh? Botox can target your facial muscles to reduce contractions, preventing your wrinkles from showing. Botox typically lasts four to six months before a touch up session is needed.
There are many filler formulas on the market that allow you to customize your treatment based on your concerns. Fillers literally fill in your lines, wrinkles, and folds with a clear gel formula. Common treatment areas are lines around the mouth and nose. Most formulas contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that provides your skin hydration. The filler can also add subtle volume to your lips, cheeks, or under the eyes. If you have deep lines or wrinkles that are present even when your face is relaxed, you could benefit from facial fillers to smooth your skin. Depending on the formula you choose, fillers can last for six to twelve months before a maintenance session is needed.
Both Botox and fillers can effectively smooth out your wrinkles for a rejuvenated appearance. If you’re experiencing both types of wrinkles, they can even be combined for optimal results! To get started with your injectable treatment, contact our office today and we’ll schedule your consultation with Dr. Homas or Dr. Brostrom.