Botox vs. Fillers
If you are considering getting a cosmetic procedure to help you achieve a youthful appearance, you may be wondering what your local dermatology office provides as a solution. Two of the more common options include Botox® injections and cosmetic dermal fillers. While both Botox® and fillers can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, they work in different ways. Our team at the Skin Center of South Miami in South Miami, FL, is available to educate you on the benefits of both and understand which one might be more appropriate for your needs versus the other.
The differences between Botox® and dermal fillers
Below are just a few ways in which these two cosmetic injectables are different and how they work to improve the patient’s skin:
- Botox® works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, plump up the skin to smooth out wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance.
- Botox® is typically used for dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by muscle movement. These are the kinds of wrinkles that appear when you make facial expressions, such as frowning or squinting. Dermal fillers are often used for static wrinkles, which are lines that are visible even when your face is at rest.
- Botox® takes up to one week to see noticeable changes in the skin's appearance, while dermal fillers offer same-day results. This is because dermal fillers work by adding volume with a gel-like injection that uses hyaluronic acid to attract water molecules.
Learn more about cosmetic injectables available at the Skin Center of South Miami
Both Botox® and cosmetic dermal fillers are effective ways to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give you a more youthful look. The best way to determine which is right for you is to consult with a professional who can assess your individual needs and recommend the best treatment plan for you. If you live in the area of South Miami, FL, and want to speak to our doctors at the Skin Center of South Miami, call 305-740-6181 to request an appointment. We are open to new and current patients in the community seeking ways to combat the unwanted signs of aging.