Fillers vs. Botox: What’s the difference?

Wish your wrinkles and imperfections could be waved away with one well-placed Jedi hand? You are not alone. As we age, fine lines and wrinkles begin to etch their way across our faces and bodies, telling the story of our wonderful life experiences. Although some of us are more accepting, others aren’t so ready to let their story be told.

Enter Botox and Fillers.

The Power of Choice

Whether or not you decide to take action against those wrinkles, is up to you. At Texas Dermatology, we are here to help guide you on your journey. As your one stop shop in dermatology and cosmetic services, we are confident we can help find the answer that is best for you.  

 Squaring Up

Fillers and Botox can both smooth out wrinkles, and are both performed with a fine needle that is injected in specific areas. Botox is where a purified form of neurotoxin (botulinum toxin) is injected. This eliminates moderate to severe wrinkles by relaxing the muscle movements. Typical results last 3-4 months, and it can take 7-10 days to see results.

Fillers are used to add volume and fullness to different areas of the face that have been lost over time to aging, sun exposure, and illness. There are also fillers to plump lips, as well as reduce scaring, and even aging in your hands. Results vary by person due to age, lifestyle, skin condition, and sex. Effects can last anywhere from 6 months, all the way up to 3 years depending on which filler you get. Results are almost immediate for most types of fillers. Fillers are typically purchased by an estimated number of syringes that will take to get the desired results. This is not an exact science, as you may need more or less once you start the injections.

Texas Dermatology Med Spa – San Antonio, Texas

No matter which wrinkle buster you choose, Texas Dermatology Med Spa can help you achieve the results you desire. Texas Dermatology Med Spa offers advanced aesthetic services by a team of board-certified dermatologists, physician assistants, and licensed professionals. Our team specializes in BOTOX®/Dysport injectables, lip and dermal fillers, and other cosmetic treatments.

Call (210) 245-4050 or CLICK HERE to schedule your consultation!

References:

https://www.aad.org/

https://www.dermnetnz.org/

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