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Botox vs. Fillers: Which is Right for Me?

When you make the decision to decrease the appearance of wrinkles on your face, there are a variety of options available to you that will do the trick. Whether you are looking to improve your appearance for a big event or just for your everyday look, you will want to select the treatment that is best suited to your needs. Botox® and other dermal fillers can both help reduce lines and wrinkles on your face, but you may be wondering about the difference between the two. The team at New Visage has some basic facts about Botox® and fillers to help you decide which treatment is ideal for you.

What Is Botox®?

Known as botulinum toxin, Botox® is an injection that temporarily freezes the muscles in the face, preventing wrinkles from forming above the treated muscle, and thereby temporarily reducing the appearance of aging. Since its approval in 2002 by the FDA, Botox® has been successful in treating frown lines in both men and women. And, in recent years, the treatment was given additional approval to address the unwanted lines of crow’s feet around the eyes.

Although most popular for its aesthetic uses, Botox® has also been shown to help treat excessive sweating, migraines, eye twitching and similar spasms, just to name a few.

What Are Fillers?

Although fillers are also used to reduce the appearance of aging, they do not relax or freeze the muscles as is the case with Botox®. Alternatively, fillers, as the name implies, fill in lines and wrinkles by adding volume to the skin. Fillers leave clients with a youthful and energized glow.

Which One Is Right For Me?

Deciding which procedure to choose is as easy as assessing what kind of wrinkle you would like to address. Botox® is best for wrinkles located in active areas on the face such as the forehead and eyebrows. These “active areas” assist with conveying expression are ideal sites for Botox® injections. However, for areas such as the lips and cheeks, which show wrinkles even when the face is static, fillers may be a better treatment option.

If you’re unsure which treatment is ideal for you, don’t worry. Speaking with a medical spa treatment professional can help. If you are ready to tackle all of the fine lines and wrinkles you have accumulated, the team at New Visage is ready to get started. We look forward to assisting clients in Morehead City and Jacksonville, NC. To learn more, contact New Visage today.