Enhancing the skin’s appearance is a common goal for many patients in the area of Sarasota, FL. At SkinSmart Dermatology, we are dedicated to providing cosmetic and medical dermatology solutions for new and returning patients. Individuals who are struggling with the early signs of aging on the face, including the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, may be interested in learning more about the advantages of cosmetic injectables. There are various types of injections available at our practice, including hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and neuromodulators such as Botox. But what’s the difference between them? Which one is appropriate for you? With the help of our team, patients can educate themselves further on these two types of injections to ensure they make an appropriate choice for their unique needs.
What is the difference between dermal fillers and Botox injections?
Dermal fillers and Botox injections are both types of wrinkle treatments, but they work in different ways. Dermal fillers are made of a variety of materials, including collagen, hyaluronic acid, and poly-L-lactic acid. They are injected into the skin to fill in wrinkles and lines. Botox injections contain the neurotoxin botulinum toxin type A, which is injected into muscles to cause them to relax and prevent them from contracting. This prevents the formation of wrinkles. Botox is most effective for treating crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines–wrinkles that are dynamic and caused by muscle tension. Dermal fillers are most effective for filling in nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and other deep wrinkles—imperfections caused by natural volume loss and skin laxity.
Is a dermal filler or neuromodulator right for me?
The best way to determine which wrinkle treatment is right for you is to consult with a dermatologist. He or she will be able to assess your skin and recommend the treatment that will give you the best results. Our team at SkinSmart Dermatology can help you determine if you are a good fit for either of these cosmetic injectables–or if you might be better suited for traditional plastic surgeries. Call us today to request a consultation visit and find out how you can improve your appearance without invasive procedures with dermal fillers and/or neuromodulator injections.