When it comes to anti-aging treatments, BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers are some of the most popular. These minimally invasive injectables produce significant results, but they do so in different ways. Here’s what you need to know about the difference between the two.
What Does BOTOX Cosmetic Do?
BOTOX Cosmetic is in the class of injectables called neuromodulators or neurotoxins. Dysport® and Xeomin® also fall into this category. These treatments use purified botulinum toxin A to relax muscles temporarily. As a result, BOTOX Cosmetic is the gold standard for treating dynamic wrinkles.
If you have lines when you squint, frown, raise your brows, or smile, BOTOX Cosmetic can smooth them for three to four months. It can also treat other medical problems like excessive sweating, neck spasms, chronic jaw pain, bruxism, and migraines.
What Does Dermal Filler Do?
Dermal fillers can also smooth lines, but their primary purpose is to restore or add volume. Patients benefit from this youthful fullness for about six to eighteen months, depending on the type of filler used. Some fillers also promote more collagen production than others, so the full effects are gradual and long-lasting.
The active ingredients in fillers are hyaluronic acid (HA), calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), or poly-L-Lactic acid (PLLA). If you have sunken cheeks, hollows under the eyes, nasolabial folds, or just want to plump areas like the lips, dermal fillers are the right cosmetic injectable for you.
At Aventura Dermatology, we offer HA, CaHA, and PLLA fillers in the form of JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, RADIESSE®, and Sculptra®. Our skilled injectors can help you choose the right dermal filler for your aesthetic goals.
BOTOX Cosmetic vs. Fillers: Which Is Better for Me?
If your primary concern is loss of facial volume, dermal fillers are your best bet. However, BOTOX Cosmetic is better if you’re dealing with lines and wrinkles that appear or worsen when you make certain expressions. At Aventura Dermatology, our team frequently combines these treatments to help patients achieve the youthful and glowing look they want.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Injectables Consultation
When you get dermal filler or BOTOX Cosmetic injections at Aventura Dermatology, you’re in great hands. Board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bertha Baum leads our knowledgeable team of skincare specialists. If you’re ready to look like the best version of yourself, call 754-544-9030 to book your consultation in Aventura, Florida.