Botox or Fillers – Which is Right for Me
April 6, 2015
Fine lines and wrinkles can be treated beautifully by the use of Botox Cosmetic, an injectable toxin that works to paralyze muscles in the face. Botox is approved by the FDA for treating fine lines and wrinkles and is especially beneficial around the eye and forehead areas. It can also be used in other areas of the body, such as the jaw to relax the muscles that may cause TMJ pain. Oftentimes people clench their jaw muscles, which contributes to pain in this area. Botox can help to relax the muscles of the face, which will in turn help to alleviate this pain.
Fillers work to provide a plumper, more youthful look to the face. Many options are available now thanks to the increasing technology in the realm of cosmetic fillers. Juvederm and Voluma are two of the most common and popular fillers used to plump the face. They can be used under the eyes, which will refresh the overall look and help a person to achieve a more rested appearance. This can go a long way in reducing a tired appearance and brightening the overall look of the face.
Fillers also work beautifully in the cheeks, and some fillers, such as Bellafill, work with a person’s own collagen production and encourage increased collagen production. Overtime, this means that your skin will produce more collagen production thanks to the filler. A plumped appearance works to provide beautiful results that can be seen almost immediately and can also take years off of a person’s face. Some fillers may require a few weeks to see the full results.
Botox is great for reducing fine lines and wrinkles in the face and may be more suitable for the areas of the face that include the forehead and eye area. Fillers, on the other hand, are suitable for restoring volume to the face and are more suitable for areas of the face such as the under eye area, cheeks, and around the mouth. Fillers can also be injected into the lips to restore fullness and plumpness.
At Transformations Plastic Surgery, we offer a number of different injectable treatments including Botox and Dysport, Radiesse, Belotero Balance and Sculptra – among others. We will work with you to determine the most effective treatment option for your needs. Our medical team, led by Dr. Landon Pryor, can customize a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. This will ensure you get the best possible results. Contact Transformations Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.