Neurotoxins and fillers are extremely popular ways to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as boost volume in areas like the lips. Many people tend to think of neurotoxins and fillers as exactly the same, but there are actually several key differences that may impact your decision on which is best for you. If you’re considering either of these options, this blog post is designed to help you decide which is best for your overall goal.
Neurotoxins include options like Botox and Dysport, which are injected into the treatment area, where they temporarily relax the facial muscles. Here’s what you need to know about neurotoxins:
- How They Work: Neurotoxins block the nerve signals that cause facial contractions, which reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles you would see with expressions like smiling or frowning.
- Best for Treating: This option is extremely effective for reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows.
- Suitable Candidates: Neurotoxins are a good option for those who want to reduce the appearance of fine lines caused by facial expressions. Results typically last several months.
Cosmetic dermal fillers are most commonly made of Hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in your body. Hyaluronic acid boosts volume and helps skin appear plumper and more youthful. Here’s what you need to know about Hyaluronic acid fillers:
- How They Work: Fillers are injectable gels that help fill out areas where you may have lost volume under your skin. They smooth out static (resting) wrinkles.
- Best for Treating: Fillers are great for areas where volume loss is prominent, such as the cheeks and lips.
- Suitable Candidates: Those who want to address volume loss, reduce the appearance of deeper wrinkles that are present without facial expression (resting/static wrinkles), or enhance facial features like the lips may want to consider fillers.
If you’re curious about your options when it comes to neurotoxins and fillers, we’d be happy to discuss them with you. Reach out today to learn more!