Deciding Between Botox and Dermal Fillers for Facial Rejuvenation

According to the recent report released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Americans spent roughly 2.5 billion dollars in injectables alone. This should not come as a surprise as more people are now aware of how minimally invasive procedures can actually lead to dramatic outcomes.

For many patients seeking quick fixes to their facial aging woes here at our Danville facial cosmetic practice, deciding between Botox and dermal fillers may not be that easy. Which one is better for forehead lines? How about for sunken cheeks?  We’ll help you figure out below!

What Botox Can Do For You

Botox has been consistently on top of the top non-surgical cosmetic procedures year after year. Aside from giving men and women the results they want, the popularity of Botox can also be attributed to its lack of adverse effects post-procedure.

While Botox has been shown to deliver its promise to get you out of your facial aging woes, it should be noted that it doesn’t work for all types of aging concerns. By and large, the most popular injectable is suitable for active facial lines or wrinkles and creases formed by repeated muscle contractions underneath the skin. The appearance of crow’s feet (fine lines on the outermost corners of your eyes due to frequent squinting) is an excellent example.

Generally, Botox works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that triggers muscle contraction. For majority of our patients, the results of Botox can last for 3 to 4 months and may be extended with repeated injections.

What Dermal Fillers Can Do For You

On the other hand, dermal fillers as their name implies are ideal for “filling in” areas in the skin that have shown significant signs of aging such as nasolabial folds and tear troughs. Specifically, fillers can improve the appearance of the following:

  • fill in deep lines and creases
  • add volume to thin lips
  • plump up cheeks
  • fill in the jaw line for a more contoured look
  • improve the appearance of acne scars and blemishes

There are numerous dermal fillers out there, containing different kinds of substances, some of which are naturally-occurring while others are synthetically made. Deciding on the best dermal filler for you will be based on various factors such as your cosmetic preferences, the results you want to see, and the state of your skin.

Your Personalized Facial Rejuvenation Plan by Dr. Lavey

Dr. Lavey and his team have solid years of experience in providing Botox and injectables. The main goal of our practice is  to create a personalized facial rejuvenation plan for each patient that is geared towards the most natural-looking and subtle results. Call 925.820.3633 or fill out this contact form today to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit!

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