With all of the many minimally-invasive methods available today to restore a more youthful look, it can be easy to become confused about which method does what and which method is the best for each individual person’s issues, especially when it comes to BOTOX® and fillers.
BOTOX® works by blocking transmission of nerve impulses to muscles, essentially temporarily relaxing the muscles. When carefully injected into particular locations in the face, it stops muscles from pulling the skin into creases and wrinkles. The injections are particularly effective in stopping lines and creases from forming in the eyebrow and forehead area, and they can stop crow’s feet from forming around the eyes. Many people have seen that regular BOTOX® injections to smooth out the face can actually prevent wrinkles, lines, and creases from forming. The results can last for months before repeat treatments are needed.
Fillers are very different from BOTOX®. Although they have the same purpose, which is to smooth out the face and restore a more youthful appearance, they are used for different issues and have a different mode of action. Fillers are intended to plump up the skin and provide volume to replace the tissues that are lost during the aging process, such as in the cheek area or the lips. They are also used to fill in the tissue under deep creases and lines.
Types of Fillers
Fillers can be made from a variety of materials. However, the vast majority of injectables in current use are made out of hyaluronic acid gels. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the human body, found in the joints and skin, and it is very safe for use as a filler.
Fillers and BOTOX®
BOTOX® can be used in conjunction with fillers to treat different areas and issues, such as crow’s feet and lost facial volume. Consult our team at Nowak Aesthetics to find out more information. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Chula Vista.