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Dermal Fillers or BOTOX®? What’s Better for Diminishing Wrinkles?

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When you notice lines and other signs of aging appearing on your face, injectable wrinkle treatments may be something you are considering. But which wrinkle treatments will address your facial concerns? Here we look at neuromodulators, such as BOTOX, versus dermal fillers and what type of wrinkles each of these addresses. While you can opt for one or the other, you can also combine these treatments to get the best overall facial rejuvenation results. 

When Is BOTOX® Your Best Choice?

BOTOX, the most common neuromodulator, is a purified form of the botulinum toxin that targets what is known as dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those facial wrinkles that develop due to facial movements, such as smiling, laughing, and squinting. Examples of these wrinkles include forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes. 

BOTOX and other neuromodulators work by blocking the nerves that normally trigger the muscle movement, which in turn reduces the appearance of these wrinkles. In general BOTOX lasts for up to four months before additional injections are necessary to maintain your results. 

When to Consider Dermal Fillers?

Other wrinkles that appear on your face are known as static wrinkles. These wrinkles develop due to a reduction in collagen and elastin in the skin responsible for keeping your skin supple, smooth, and tight. In addition, as you age, your face begins to lose subcutaneous fat which contributes to facial volume. This loss of volume can leave your skin even more loose and likely to develop wrinkles. This is where dermal fillers come into play.

Dermal fillers are another injectable treatment that, in most cases, uses a hyaluronic gel which can help stimulate collagen production, fill in those noticeable wrinkles not caused by facial movement, and help increase facial volume. 

If you are seeing signs of aging in your face and are looking for facial rejuvenation, neuromodulators like BOTOX, along with dermal fillers, can help you turn back the hands of time and reveal a more youthful facial appearance. You can count on us to evaluate your skin concerns and provide you with an expert opinion on the mix of injectable treatments that will work best for your wrinkles.

To learn more about how BOTOX and dermal fillers can help you achieve your goals, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kramer by calling 208-344-4900 today.