SkinRhümMD patients often ask this question. There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to cosmetic injectables. People wanting Botox in their lips and Fillers in their forehead. Patients often assume the 2 are the same and can be used interchangeably. Here’s an easy tip for you to distinguish between Botox/Dysport and Fillers. Botox or Dysport relaxes muscles to soften lines while Fillers (such as Juvederm, Perlane & Restylane) restore volume or fill folds and deeper wrinkles.
There are 2 types of wrinkles in the face and these variations of lines and folds require different forms of treatment.
The 2 main types are:
Facial creases and wrinkles, such as crows feet, forehead lines and frown lines, are caused with repetitive expressive muscle movements. Over time the consistent squinting, frowning & smiling can leave you with deep lines.
These lines are visible when your face is relaxed. These wrinkles and facial fold’s result from a loss of skin elasticity. As we age the collagen in our skin breaks down and is slower to form, leaving the tissues to become lax.
Botox and Dysport are great for these dynamic wrinkles because they relax the facial muscles causing the “angry lines” or “11’s” inbetween the eyes, crows feet and forehead lines. If you can no longer make these facial expressions over time the unwanted fine lines and creases will continue to soften and fade leaving you with a natural, smooth, youthful looking appearance.
Fillers, which are a synthetic Hyaluronic Acid, work amazing for filling in static wrinkles. These folds are the result of volume loss. Fillers fill these facial areas (such as the smile lines, jowels, cheeks, temples) of lost volume safely and naturally.
Botox, Dysport & Fillers are extremely preventative. With regular ongoing treatments (Botox or Dysport every 3-4 months & Fillers every 12-18 months) your lines and wrinkles will become much less deep and possibly even totally disappear. In some cases Fillers may even stimulate your own bodies collagen to form. The more routinely you have treatments the longer your results will last.
These options are safe and offer highly predictable natural looking results. If you are interested in scheduling a complimentary consultation to find out if Botox, Dysport or Fillers are right for you call us at 204-894-7486.