If you’re looking for a quick and simple way to look younger without an intensive cosmetic procedure, you may be considering Botox or cosmetic fillers. Both of these treatments can improve your appearance, but they have different benefits. Keep reading to learn more.
Many of the wrinkles that begin to show up on your face are the result of repeated facial expressions and muscle movements. This is why you may notice frown lines, lines near the corners of your eyes, between your brows, and on your forehead.
Botox injections work to temporarily weaken muscles in the target area so that you have a relaxed appearance and your skin appears smoother.
The procedure is quick and simple and only causes minor discomfort. Results are usually apparent a few days after the procedure and results can last from 4-6 months.
If your primary concern is lines and wrinkles that have been caused by facial expressions, Botox may be your best option.
Cosmetic fillers can also give you smoother skin, but they work differently than Botox. Instead of weakening muscles, cosmetic fillers add fullness to the skin. Cosmetic fillers can reduce the appearance of lines and creases on the face, make lips look plumper, make cheeks appear fuller, and even make skin on your hands appear smoother.
There are actually many different kinds of cosmetic fillers available and they all have distinct advantages. Some of them last longer than others.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are some of the most common fillers. They usually provide immediate results.
Patients who want more subtle results or who want results that last a little longer may consider fillers that promote the production of the skin’s own collagen.
In some situations, unwanted fat can be removed from other areas of the body and used as a cosmetic filler to add fullness to other areas.
If you want to get fuller cheeks and smoother skin, cosmetic fillers may be a good option for you.
Both Botox and cosmetic fillers offer distinct advantages. Schedule a consultation at The Cleft & Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center to learn more about your options and decide if you should choose Botox, cosmetic fillers, or both.