Botox and Dysport are injectable treatments, called neurotoxins, that can be used to soften wrinkles and lines. They reduce wrinkles by relaxing the muscles underneath the skin. Fillers work by plumping up areas of the skin that have lost fullness due to aging.
Botox, Dysport, and fillers can be important parts of your anti-aging routine and give you a more youthful look. These two different products can even work in tandem to help you achieve lasting results. The number of units depends on the area being treated.
What are Fillers?
Injectable dermal fillers are products used to fill in tissue where volume has been lost. Fillers are commonly used in the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth. Plumping up these areas gives a more youthful look by smoothing lines and adding volume. We carry a full line of Juvederm as well as Radiesse and Restylane fillers. Filler costs vary according to treatment area.
What’s better? Neurotoxins or fillers?
Neurotoxins and fillers are different products with different end results. They treat different areas of the skin and different problems. Neurotoxins treat dynamic wrinkles or wrinkles due to muscle movement. Fillers treat static wrinkles or wrinkles that are evident when the face is at rest.
How Do I Know Which Treatment to Book?
The best way to determine which product would be best for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gaumer and her staff. Give our office a call at (913) 291-8555 or reach out via email at email@example.com.
Are Neurotoxins and Fillers Safe to Use?
Botox works by blocking nerve signals in the muscle where it is injected. This prevents the muscle from moving and causing wrinkles and lines to appear. Your doctor or practitioner might use Botox to smooth wrinkles around the eyes, on the forehead, or even around the mouth.
Botox has been used for decades and is very safe to use. It was first approved for use by the FDA in 1989 and is now not only used for wrinkles, but can also treat migraines, hyperhidrosis, and many other conditions.
Some of the most popular soft tissue fillers used in today’s doctor’s offices include Juvéderm and Restylane. These products use a naturally-occurring chemical called Hyaluronic Acid to add a youthful fullness to the skin. Hyaluronic Acid is found in fluids and tissues already in the body and is a common ingredient in skin care products. A gel form of the chemical is injected into the skin to add volume.
Juvéderm was first approved by the FDA in 2006 and has been proven a safe and effective treatment. Numbers from the ASPS suggest 2.7 million soft tissue filler treatments were given in 2019. This makes fillers the second most popular minimally-invasive procedure performed that year.
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