In just one short treatment session, you can smooth out wrinkles all over your face with cosmetic injectables such as BOTOX and dermal fillers. It’s no secret why cosmetic injectables like BOTOX are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the world. They deliver fast results and can help you achieve a more youthful appearance without having to go under the knife.
Here we break down the differences between BOTOX and dermal fillers.
BOTOX addresses one of two types of wrinkles: Dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles form on the skin above a contracting muscle you use for facial expressions such as smiling and frowning. BOTOX is a protein derived from botulinum toxin that is injected under the skin to weaken or relax facial muscles and smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face. This treatment is effective on moderate to severe forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet around the eyes. BOTOX results appear a few days after treatment. To maintain results, you will need regular treatments every four months.
The other type of wrinkle is a static wrinkle. This is a wrinkle that appears at all times, such as smile lines, wrinkles on the upper lip, marionette lines on the sides of the mouth and nasolabial folds. The causes of these wrinkles include genetics, aging, smoking, poor nutrition and genetics. Dynamic wrinkles can become static wrinkles over time. JUVEDERM is an injectable gel dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that adds volume to the skin and smooths away facial wrinkles and folds. Results are immediate and last up to six months or longer. You’ll return for further touch-up treatments and regular repeat injections to maintain results.
BOTOX and JUVEDERM are often combined together or with other surgical and non-surgical treatments to achieve a youthful appearance. If you live in the Washington, D.C., area, call our office at (202) 750-5189 to schedule a consultation and learn more about cosmetic injectables.