Botox® versus Dermal Fillers

Beauty woman in a white shirt with long and shiny wavy hairToday, there are many different nonsurgical treatments available to combat the gradual aging process on the face. Dr. Wayne P. Foster and his team at Foster MD in Toms River and Manasquan, NJ, are focused on ensuring patients understand that not all situations require invasive surgical treatments. Instead, many will find that the use of cosmetic injectables can help in restoring lost volume and smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. Two popular injectables include our neuromodulator, Botox®, and dermal fillers.

Botox® vs. Dermal Fillers

At Foster MD, our plastic surgeon., Dr. Wayne P. Foster is well-versed in both Botox® and dermal fillers. Both treatments offer a variety of cosmetic benefits, with the main difference between them being that Botox® treats wrinkles caused by muscle contraction, while dermal fillers address wrinkles caused mostly by volume loss.

Botox® is injected into the muscles of the face to reduce their contractions and temporarily freeze existing wrinkles. It works best on dynamic lines, which are those created when you make facial expressions like squinting or raising your eyebrows. Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, but they are thicker than Botox® and are designed to replace lost volume in areas such as cheeks or lips, giving them a fuller look. They can help smooth away marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and other wrinkles that are caused by volume loss.

The effects of Botox® typically last anywhere from three to six months before another treatment is needed, while dermal fillers generally last anywhere from nine months to a year. The cost for each treatment varies depending on the type and amount used, as well as your particular cosmetic goals.

Schedule an Appointment To Find the Injectable Appropriate for Your Needs

At Foster MD, we understand that both Botox® and dermal fillers can help you achieve a more youthful appearance. We will work with you to determine which treatment is best suited to meet your individual needs. Contact us today to learn more about how Botox® or dermal fillers could benefit you. We have two office locations, including our Toms River location, which can be reached at 732-914-2233, and our Manasquan office, which can be reached at 732-449-2099.

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