Both Botox® and dermal fillers are wildly popular cosmetic treatments and for a good reason. They allow you to subtly adjust your appearance to your specifications without the added risks of surgery. At Maui Medi-Spa and Cosmetic Laser in Kahului, Hawaii, you can get Botox, dermal fillers, or both from Rose Guzman, MD, and her team. To find out how Botox and fillers can enhance your appearance, call Maui Medi-Spa and Cosmetic Laser or book your consultation online today.
Botox® and dermal fillers are both injectable treatments that target and reduce wrinkles and lines, giving you an overall younger appearance.
While Botox is specifically designed to temporarily eliminate your most bothersome wrinkles and lines, dermal fillers can adjust your facial contours and add volume to your cheeks or lips.
When choosing between Botox and dermal fillers for wrinkle alleviation, you must consider your goals for treatment.
If you simply want to relax and reduce your wrinkles and expression lines, Botox is your best option. If you have deep wrinkles or want to add fullness to your face, dermal fillers are a better option for you.
Botox and dermal fillers work differently to adjust your appearance and make you look more youthful:
Botox contains a toxin that temporarily stops your nerves from signaling your muscles to move. Since many facial wrinkles appear due to repeated muscle movements and facial expressions, they disappear for three to four months after a Botox injection.
Dermal fillers contain gel-like substances that give your face artificial volume. Many contain natural compounds that are already in your body, like hyaluronic acid, as their main component. The results last for a few months or up to a year, depending on the type of filler you get.
Botox and dermal fillers can cause a few side effects but are generally safe when a physician administers them. After an injection of Botox, you might experience:
Dermal fillers can cause other side effects, including:
When you choose your treatment, Dr. Guzman goes over the risks and benefits in-depth to make sure you’re confident about the treatment before you begin.
In some cases, you can get Botox in conjunction with dermal fillers to achieve your desired look. For example, you can get Botox to alleviate facial wrinkles while using a dermal filler to volumize your lips. Dr. Guzman helps you decide if this is a good idea in your case.
To explore the possibilities and differences between Botox and dermal filler injectables, call Maui Medi-Spa and Cosmetic Laser or book your appointment online today.