Posted: September 6, 2012
Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers are used to improve the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles. However, they perform very different functions and are used to address different types of facial wrinkles. It is important to understand the differences between the two in order to ensure you choose the right treatment to address your aesthetic goals.
BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes facial muscles, preventing the contractions that lead to wrinkles. The results achieved by BOTOX® Cosmetic generally last three to four months. Common regions treated by BOTOX® Cosmetic include:
- Crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
- Upper forehead wrinkles
- Wrinkles around the mouth
Dermal fillers are used to fill in the lines and wrinkles on your face or to restore lost volume caused by aging. The duration of dermal filler results vary based on the type of filler being used. In general, dermal fillers are used to treat:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines (wrinkles from the corners of the mouth to the jaw line)
- Lost volume in lips
- Lost volume in cheeks
At your initial consultation, Davie plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Harrell will recommend the ideal treatment to address your aesthetic goals.
Please contact the Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery today to schedule your initial facial rejuvenation consultation. Dr. Jon Harrell serves patients in Davie, Fort Lauderdale, and Weston, Florida.