Lines and wrinkles in the face can make us look older than we feel. If you are one of the many individuals who are beginning to notice these pesky lines, you may be wondering the best route to correction. Botox and fillers are nonsurgical solutions to help address lines and wrinkles, however, they differ in many ways. Read on to learn more about these options and which one is right for you.

Botox

Botox is an injectable treatment that is made up of botulinum toxin type A. Throughout our lives, we make facial expressions, and use muscles to make these expressions. Botox blocks the nerve signals that cause these facial muscles to contract, ultimately preventing lines from forming. This treatment is most commonly used to treat horizontal forehead lines, “11” lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet. Results typically last between three and six months before a touch-up treatment is needed.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are different from Botox in that they smooth lines and wrinkles by adding volume under the skin. Many dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that attracts and binds water under the skin. Fillers can be used to smooth our nasolabial folds and marionette lines, as well as restore youthful volume to the cheeks and plump the lips. Results from fillers usually last 4-6 months, depending on the type of filler.

Which Option is Right for You?

The type of injectable treatment that is right for you will depend on the type of wrinkles you would like to treat. Dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that are caused by muscle contractions can be corrected with Botox, while wrinkles and lines caused by aging can be addressed with fillers. The first step to determining which treatment is right for you is with a consultation with a certified injector.

If you are interested in learning more about Botox or fillers in the Bellevue area, contact our office today. We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation.

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Why is preventative aging important to millenials?

Today, social media is everywhere, and millennials or young individuals, have easily assimilated it into their everyday lives. With apps like Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook, selfies are all the rage. And when you are constantly taking selfies of yourself, you are bound to notice little signs of aging. To keep up with the idea of “perfection” shown on social media, more millennials than ever are getting Botox and dermal fillers. Because these treatments are nonsurgical and require little to no downtime, it makes it the perfect quick-fix. Read on to learn more about these treatment options.

Botox

Botox is a popular neuromodulator, which aims to selectively weaken certain facial muscles to reduce signs of aging. It is most commonly used to reduce crow’s feet, lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead, to elevate the brows, and soften the chin pad. It is made up of botulinum toxin type A, and can last for 3-4 months. Today, many millennials are also using Botox as a preventative treatment rather than to correct the aging process.

Fillers

Fillers are different from Botox in that they are used to lump and fill in areas of the face. Fillers are often used to help create fuller lips and cheeks, enhance sunken eyes, and soften the look of wrinkles. Many fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that attracts and binds water under the skin. There are many FDA-approved fillers today, including Restylane and Juvederm.

At ASBS, we also offer other types of fillers, such as Sculptra Aesthetic and Radiesse that work differently with your skin.

So, Fillers or Botox?

If you are in your twenties and are considering Botox of fillers, be sure do your research first. Seeking out a skilled cosmetic injector in Bellevue is important to ensure optimal results. Also, be sure to speak with your specialist about your individual goals and why you would like to have this treatment in the first place.

If you are interested in learning more about Botox or fillers, contact our Bellevue office today to schedule a consultation!

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Now more than ever, non-surgical cosmetic treatments in Bellevue are rising in popularity. And it’s no surprise since these treatments typically require no incisions, stitches, or downtime. One of the most popular nonsurgical options is dermal fillers. However, it is important to understand that not all fillers are the same. Read on to learn more about fillers in Bellevue, and which one is right for you.

Juvederm

There are several Juvederm fillers used at our office, each of which targets a specific area of the face. Juvederm products are made with hyaluronic acid, which attracts and binds water to create youthful volume under the skin. Juvederm can be used to smooth facial wrinkles and lines, as well as plump the lips. Juvederm Volbella is specifically made to add volume to delicate areas such as the lips and lines around the lips, while Juvederm Vollure is a great solution for nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

Radiesse

Radiesse is made up of Calcium Hydroxyapatite, which are small calcium spheres that are suspended in a water-based gel. Once Radiesse is injected, it provides immediate volume, but also stimulates collagen production. Over time, the gel is absorbed by the body, leaving behind your own collagen for natural rejuvenation. This filler is great for treating smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, lines at the corners of the mouth, and chin wrinkles.

Sculptra

Sculptra is a filler meant to address signs of aging such as smile lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. It is made of poly-L-lactic acid, which is naturally absorbed by the body and stimulates collagen production. This helps to add youthful volume to the skin to smooth and rejuvenate for a more youthful appearance.

There are several other types of fillers that may be best for you. That’s why it’s important to seek an experienced cosmetic injector near you to ensure the best results.

If you are interested in learning more about fillers, contact our Bellevue, WA office today to schedule a consultation!

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Injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers continue to be a popular, nonsurgical option for facial rejuvenation. Both can temporarily improve facial lines and wrinkles for smoother skin and a younger appearance, so, which one should you choose?

What is Botox?

Botox in Bellevue is an injectable formula used to treat lines and wrinkles in the upper face. Common areas of concern are crow’s feet in the outer corners of the eyes, lines between the brows, and forehead creases. A skilled cosmetic injector administers Botox into certain points in the face that will target the wrinkle-causing muscle. Signals that tell the muscle to contract will be temporarily blocked, leaving your face smooth and line-free! Results from Botox typically last about four months before a follow-up session is needed.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers use a clear gel formula, often containing hyaluronic acid, to add volume to lines, wrinkles, and folds usually in the mid to lower face. The formula fills in lines to give the skin an even surface and smooth texture. Some types of fillers can also be placed in areas such as the lips, cheeks, and chin to define your features with a little extra volume. Depending on the type of dermal filler you choose, results can last for several months to a year with optimal treatment.

So, Fillers or Botox?

Facial lines and wrinkles can be caused by a number of different things including repeated facial expressions like laughing, smiling, or frowning, or from a loss of elasticity in the skin. Choosing the type of injectable that’s right for you will depend on the type of lines and wrinkles you experience. Do your lines and wrinkles only appear when you make a facial expression? If you answered yes, then Botox might be better for you. But if your facial wrinkles and folds are present even when your face is relaxed, you would benefit more from a dermal filler.

Both Botox and fillers in Bellevue require a consultation to ensure you are a good candidate for treatment. To make an appointment or for more information, contact Advanced Skin and Body Solutions today.

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