Everybody remembers when they first noticed those fine little fine lines on their face: those dreaded wrinkles. At that very moment, it might have felt like it was the beginning of the end, that your youthful days were behind you. But if you hit the ground running and immediately started formulating a plan of attack for those wrinkles, you probably already know about Botox® and Dermal Fillers, two of the most popular facial rejuvenation treatments in the world. You’ve probably done tons of research by now, so it won’t come as a surprise to know that Botox® and dermal fillers are better for fighting different signs of aging. Now that you’re on the way to rejuvenation, let’s answer the age-old question: Botox® or Dermal Fillers?
What’s Botox® good for, anyways? Botox® is known for smoothing out the wrinkles we call “expression lines,” which are the wrinkles that form from decades of laughing, smiling, and frowning. These are the types of wrinkles that start to appear around the forehead, eyes, and mouth. From crow’s feet to laugh lines, these kind of wrinkles suggest a life that’s well-lived, but that doesn’t mean we want to keep them!
What Botox® Works on:
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Lip lines
- Frown lines
- Laugh Lines
How Does Botox® Work?
Botox® works by relaxing those very muscles that help us make expressions. By relaxing these muscles, Botox® softens out our expression lines, giving us a younger, smoother appearance.
Dermal fillers are solutions that are injected into the face to restore volume and fill out the folds that form deep creases. Dermal fillers like Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Belotero, and Radiesse® are made out of some of the very same materials found in our bodies that nourish and rejuvenate our skin, making them incredibly safe and long-lasting.
What Dermal Fillers Work on:
- Fine lines around the mouth, lips, and around the eyes
- Deep creases around the mouth
- Volumizing the lips
- Vertical lip lines
- Faces that have lost volume
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers are commonly made out of hyaluronic acid, a type of sugar in the body that lends youthful qualities to the skin, or tiny calcium particles in a smooth gel that stimulate the production of collagen. These dermal fillers are injected under the skin to create volume, and then over a few months they’re gradually absorbed back into your body.