What is the difference between Botox Cosmetic and a dermal filler? While they’re both injectables, and equally vital parts of a liquid facelift, Botox and dermal fillers are two very unique products. When putting them to work in tandem, however, Botox and dermal fillers can create magic.
Botox Cosmetic reduces wrinkles by relaxing the muscles. It is typically used on the upper third of the face to treat lines and creases caused by repetitive muscle movement. Botox can erase crow’s feet, forehead lines, and the frown lines. It can also be used to enhance the jawline, eliminate excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and treat a wide variety of other physical issues.
While Botox is the gold standard Botulinum Toxin product, there are others on the market, as well. Dysport and Xeomin are derived from the same muscle-paralyzing toxin, although they can vary in effectiveness and the duration of results.
Dermal fillers work by adding volume to the tissues. Fillers are most often used to reshape the cheeks and the nasal bridge, as well as sculpt the jawline. This type of injectable is also used for plumping the limps. Dermal fillers treat areas that sunk or creased due to a depletion of natural fatty tissue and a loss of tissue elasticity.
There are many dermal fillers on the market today. Some fillers are thin, working well on delicate facial lines. Others are comprised of large molecules, making them better for adding facial volume. Examples of dermal fillers include Radiesse, Restylane and Juvederm.
The bottom line is that it may take both Botox Cosmetic and a dermal filler to create a beautifully rejuvenated face. When you come into Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, a personalized treatment plan will be created to meet your skin’s unique needs. Contact Mirror Mirror for more information at (281) 407-9549, or even better, drop in when you get a few minutes. Walk-ins are always welcome at our office.