Comparing Botox® injections with dermal filler injections
- Posted on: Jun 15 2022
Dr. Wayne P. Foster is a facial plastic surgeon who meets with adult men and women who are interested in enhancing their appearance, especially when the development of fine lines and wrinkles occur. Not everyone is a good candidate for surgery, which is why he offers noninvasive, nonsurgical solutions for patients to consider. This includes Botox® and dermal fillers. But what’s the difference? What sets Botox® apart from dermal fillers? Learning more about each is the best way to determine which one is best for your unique needs.
How does Botox® work?
Botox® is a neuromodulator that works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. These wrinkles, caused dynamic wrinkles, are smoothed when the contraction of the muscles no longer occurs. This can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How is Botox® different than hyaluronic acid fillers?
Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm® and Restylane®, work by adding volume to the skin. This can help to fill in wrinkles and give the skin a more youthful appearance. Botox®, on the other hand, works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. This can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What are some of the most common areas treated with Botox®?
The most common areas treated with Botox® are the forehead, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), and furrows between the eyebrows. However, Botox® can also be used to treat other areas of the face, such as the jawline and neck. Alternatively, dermal fillers are used anywhere on the face where wrinkles and folds have developed, as the hyaluronic acid used adds volume right where it is needed. Injecting fillers where they are needed can immediately smooth the skin.
Can you combine Botox® and dermal fillers?
Yes! There are times when our team may suggest a combination of neuromodulators and dermal fillers to achieve a patient’s desired results. This is commonly done and may provide more dramatic improvements.
Schedule an appointment to learn more
If you live in or around the area of Manasquan or Toms River, NJ and are ready to talk to a professional about using injectables to improve fine lines and wrinkles on the face, connect with Dr. Wayne P. Foster and his team to learn more about these nonsurgical solutions.
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