The world of non-surgical cosmetic procedures is vast, but two of the most popular treatments are Botox and fillers. While both serve the same purpose of enhancing your appearance, they work in different ways. Botox freeze muscles that cause wrinkles while fillers are used to plump and fill in fine lines and wrinkles. So how do you know which one is right for you? We’ll break down the differences between Botox and fillers to help you make an informed decision.

What is Botox, and how does it work?

Botox is an FDA-approved injection used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s made from botulinum toxin type A, which is a neurotoxin that blocks the signals between your nerves and muscles. This, in turn, relaxes the muscles and smooths out wrinkles. Botox is commonly used to treat crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines.

What are fillers, and how do they work?

Fillers, on the other hand, are injectable gels that contain hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that naturally occurs in your body. This substance adds volume, smoothes lines and wrinkles, and enhances contours. Fillers are often used to plump up lips, cheeks, and under-eye hollows.

Which one is right for you?

If your main concern is wrinkles caused by muscle movement, then Botox may be the best option for you. It works by relaxing the muscles responsible for causing wrinkles, and results can last anywhere from 3-6 months. On the other hand, if you’re looking to add volume to areas of the face that have lost volume and have developed fine lines, then fillers may be a better option. Results typically last anywhere from 6-12 months.

Ultimately, the choice between Botox and fillers largely depends on your personal goals and needs. At Helendale Dermatology, our licensed providers can help you determine which option is best for you based on your anatomy and desired outcome. If you’re looking for a quick and non-invasive way to enhance your appearance, then both Botox and fillers are great options.

If you have any questions, our staff is always here to help answer any questions you may have. Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa is located at 500 Helendale Road in Rochester, NY, and we can be reached by calling 585-266-5420 or emailing through our contact form.