What is the Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers?
If you’ve become unhappy with your appearance due to premature aging and the appearance of wrinkles or crow’s feet, Botox and dermal fillers are the most likely treatments that you’ll encounter. Baltic Beauty Centre offers both types of anti-aging injectables, but which is right for you?
Botox is the world’s most famous anti-aging injectable. It focuses on injecting the Botulinum toxin directly into the muscles just under the layer of skin to make them more relaxed. This gives them a smoother appearance that can last for several months before repeat treatments are needed.
The injections are mostly used for cosmetic reasons but may be used for medical purposes too. One example is the management of arthritis.
About Dermal Fillers
The term dermal fillers describe a group of alternative anti-aging injectables that restore lost volume, plump the skin, and remove the presence of wrinkles to make the skin look visibly younger and clearer. They can include Juvederm fillers, Restylane fillers, and Sculptra injectables.
Dermal fillers offer semi-permanent results, while the wide range of available products allows Baltic Beauty Centre’s team of professional aestheticians to determine the most suitable option.
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Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers
A lot of people fall into the trap of thinking that dermal fillers are simply a budget-friendly version of Botox. Botox combines botulinum toxin A with a range of protective proteins while many dermal fillers use alternative neurotoxins, often without protective proteins.
Given that Botox is just one type of product, it is easier for patients to predict performance levels, including how long they will last. However, a licensed aesthetician will know all Juvederm (and other brands products inside-out. In many cases, their impacts last significantly longer, although Botox provides results in the fastest time and often requires a little less downtime.
Another noteworthy contrast is that Botox is used for dynamic wrinkles, while dermal fillers are often better suited to fine lines.
Similarities Between Botox and Dermal Fillers
Despite their differences, Botox injections and dermal fillers are closely related. They are both primarily considered to be cosmetic procedures while they also aim to achieve younger-looking skin free from imperfections and blemishes.
Moreover, they are each administered via injections just under the skin. When combined with the fact that both the pretreatment preparations and post-treatment care are fairly similar, it’s easy to understand why a lot of people think they are virtually the same procedure.
This isn’t the case, however, and Baltic Beauty Centre ensures that all candidates receive the most suitable solution depending on their skin rejuvenation needs as well as their budgets.
Am I a Candidate for Anti-Aging Injectables?
When you’re unhappy at the visible signs of aging that your face has started to show, anti-aging injectables are an ideal option that avoids surgery and delivers semi-permanent results. As long as you are an adult of suitable health, virtually all injectables – including Botox – should be available.
Depending on the injectable selected, the results could last for up to 24 months while repeat sessions are considered safe in almost every scenario.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions on injectable treatments, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our expert providers at Baltic Beauty Centre in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida today. Call us at (954) 944-1174 or fill out our convenient online contact form.