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.