Injectable treatments are becoming more and more popular these days. However, are you aware of the differences between treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers? While these treatments are both injected under the skin, they work very differently. Read on for a breakdown of the differences between Botox and dermal fillers.
Botox is an injectable treatment made up of botulinum toxin type A. Known as a neuromodulator, Botox works to soften dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that are caused by facial expressions over time. Dynamic wrinkles are often found in the upper portion of the face and can include crow’s feet, lines across the forehead, and lines between the eyebrows. By temporarily blocking nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract, wrinkles and lines are softened. Results are temporary, lasting from 3-5 months.
Dermal fillers like Restylane are often made from hyaluronic acid, which attracts and holds large amounts of water. They work on static wrinkles, which are caused by a loss of skin elasticity and gravity. Static wrinkles can include wrinkles and lines from the nose to the mouth and from the mouth to the chin. Unlike Botox which relaxes muscles these fillers are placed underneath the skin to add fullness to hollow areas and wrinkles for a smooth, youthful facial appearance. Dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years.
Which One is Right for You?
A consultation is needed to help determine which injectable treatment option is right for you! If you are located in the South Miami or Miami Beach areas and are interested in learning more about your injectable options, contact Mosa Surgery to schedule your consultation today.