People believed that wrinkles and drooping skin were inevitable until cosmetic treatments became more affordable, better known, and less stigmatized. As part of this anti-aging revolution, injectables like Botox and dermal fillers allow us to reverse the effects of time.
Our professionals provide Botox and fillers to help patients meet their beauty goals. But which procedure is best for you? Let’s find out what makes each of these injectable treatments ideal for specific concerns.
Fundamentals of Botox
Botox injections continue to grow in popularity every year. Why? Because they give a perfect way to eliminate wrinkles that appear when you flex facial muscles without making you look “frozen” or “worked-on.”
Concerns that Botox addresses well include:
- Wrinkles around the eyes
- Forehead wrinkles
- Smile lines
- Frown lines
Receiving Botox is an easy treatment that takes just a few minutes and does not require any downtime to recover. Botox injections are affordable and last a few months before wearing off naturally. Most people get Botox on a regular basis about three to four months apart.
What Do Dermal Fillers Do?
While Botox is a great treatment for active wrinkles, it cannot help with volume loss or deep folds in the face that are present at a resting expression. Volume loss, skin laxity, and damage to the skin at a cellular level due to a lifetime of expressions can all contribute to wrinkles and folds that dermal fillers are needed to correct.
Dermal fillers restore a substance that naturally decreases in your skin as you age, hyaluronic acid. This substance helps hydrate your skin and keep it plump and youthful-looking when your skin produces it at a normal rate. With aging, however, hyaluronic acid stores are depleted, meaning folds appear more severe and volume loss becomes apparent.
Dermal fillers can often help with the following benefits:
- Restore volume to the cheeks
- Enhance the size or definition of the lips
- Reduce puffiness below the eyes
- Smooth out wrinkles and folds naturally
Dermal fillers, like Botox, are a simple way with little to no downtime. Similarly, they last up to a year or more after being injected.
Combining Botox with Dermal Fillers
When used together, Botox and fillers can greatly influence the appearance of wrinkles and creases throughout the face by filling them in or reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. A combination of Botox and fillers can help you achieve a younger look without any need of surgery.
Whether you’re convinced already or want to know which one will help with your specific facial concerns, our medical professionals can help you pick out the right treatment plan for your timeline and budget. We can assist you in determining the best course of action for achieving your beauty goals through cosmetic injectables.
Fillers and Botox in Charlottesville, VA
Whether you’re a lifelong believer in Botox or are just finding out about the revolutionary treatments that fillers and injectables can have, Charlottesville Plastic Surgery is here to help. Don’t hesitate to contact us online or call our office to schedule your first appointment today to learn more about our products and treatments and how they can help you get a more youthful look without surgery.Back to Blogs