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What's The Difference Between Dermal Fillers And Botox?

May 13 2022

Botox, dermal fillers, and cosmetic products like wrinkle creams have been growing in popularity as people become more interested in making their skin look younger. While the benefits of both these treatments are clear, it is essential to know the difference and know which treatment options you need.

What Is Botox, and What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds, such as crow’s feet, laugh lines, and facial frown lines. Botox is used to relax the muscles that cause unattractive wrinkles or creases on your face. Botox can make it appear smoother and less visible when injected into specific wrinkles or creases in your face.

What Is the Difference?

Dermal fillers are made up of collagen, a protein that helps improve the skin's elasticity by filling in wrinkles and creases. On the other hand, Botox prevents muscles from contracting so that it can keep wrinkles from being formed.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Botox?

It is perfect for people who want to prevent wrinkles from forming by limiting muscle movement. However, it can only be used on selected areas of the face, such as the forehead and around the eyes. It is also important to note that it only slows down but does not stop facial expressions, which may eventually cause wrinkles.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Dermal Fillers?

They can reduce or eliminate fine lines or deep wrinkles on areas like the cheeks or lips. However, they can only be used on specific areas of the face, and they also require a series of treatments to see optimal results.

Which Should I Choose?

Both have their benefits and downsides. Which is right for you depends on the specific area of your face that you want to treat. If you're interested in preventing wrinkles, Botox is probably your best option as it can help prevent them from forming altogether. However, suppose you're looking to enhance areas with volume or definition. In that case, dermal fillers are probably what you need, as they can reduce or eliminate visible signs of aging in those locations.

At Vistoso MedSpa, we offer both Botox and dermal fillers to get precisely what you want. We would be happy to help you determine which treatment option is best for you to fight off signs of aging and look your best. Contact us at Vistoso MedSpa today to make an appointment.

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