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Botox® vs. Fillers: Which Treatment Is Right for Me?

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Today you can reverse the signs of aging without surgery thanks to cosmetic injectables. Botox® is an excellent option if you want to ease fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are great for filling in shallow contours of the face to restore pump, youthful volume. 

At The Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic, and Laser Surgery, cosmetic dermatologist David E. Bank, MD, and our team of dermatologists and aesthetic specialists help women and men achieve their cosmetic goals.

Our team understands the profound impact of improving your appearance so that you look as good as you feel. If you’re considering cosmetic injectables, here’s a look at some of your options.

Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Botox is the gold standard for tackling fine lines and wrinkles that form around your eyes, your brows, and your forehead. This cosmetic injectable began a revolution nearly two decades ago, and it remains a mainstay and highly requested, non-surgical cosmetic procedure to this day. 

FDA-approved and designed to temporarily smooth out moderate-to-severe frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines, Botox effectively reverses the signs of aging. Botox contains a highly purified extract of botulinum toxin A (onabotulinumtoxinA) — a neuromodulator that temporarily blocks nerve signals that control muscle movement. With facial muscles in the targeted area relaxed, skin appears smoother and more youthful-looking for an immediately noticeable improvement.

This addresses wrinkles that form as a result of repeated facial expressions and the decline in elasticity that happens as a natural part of aging. 

With Botox, we can relax the muscles, which allows your skin to relax and become smoother, keeping those lines at bay.

Boosting volume

While Botox is the perfect injectable for addressing expression-related creases, dermal fillers are an excellent way to address volume loss that leads to sunken appearance and deflated crepey skin. As you age, a loss of hydrating substances, collagen and decreased fat tissue in the face cause volume loss that can make you look older and perpetually tired. 

This can leave you with thinning lips, hollowed cheeks, and deep nasolabial folds around your mouth. To tackle these issues, we use dermal fillers, predominantly from the Juvéderm® family and Restylane® family. These products use hyaluronic acid — a naturally occurring substance in your body, to restore lost volume to your face.

With Juvéderm and Restylane, we can fill in those deep lines that surround your mouth, plump up your lips, and restore youthful volume in your cheeks and under your eyes.

Choosing the right injectable

You’re in excellent hands at The Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic, and Laser Surgery. Our team of specialists perform an evaluation and discuss your aesthetic goals before recommending the appropriate injectable. Keep in mind that it’s common to combine treatments to address wrinkles and loss of volume for maximum effect.

Because Botox and dermal fillers deliver near-immediate results, these cosmetic injectables have become a regular part of many beauty regimens.

Scheduling a consultation with our team is the best way to find out which injectable is right for your goals. Our team can create an individualized plan to give you a more youthful appearance. To get started call 914-228-2901 to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members about scheduling your initial consultation. Brilliant, more youthful skin awaits. 

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