The Differences Between Botox and Fillers

The Differences Between Botox and Fillers

Our skin is one of the first things that begins to show signs of aging, especially in the face.  Because our skin loses collagen and elastin through the years, along with the added formation of expression lines, our facial skin can cause us to look older than we really are. Today, there is a selection of cosmetic options to address these signs of aging- some of the most popular being injectables and fillers. However, with so many options available, how do you know which one is right for you? Read on for a breakdown of injectables and fillers, and the differences between each.

You May Need Injectables If:

Neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport make up the injectables category. Individuals who are noticing expression lines on their forehead, in between their eyebrows, or crow’s feet can often benefit from injectables.

When we make expressions with our faces, our muscles contract. Over time, repeated contraction of these muscles can cause permanent furrows and lines. These formulas work by blocking nerve signals to the muscles that cause our facial muscles to contract, relaxing the muscles and temporarily eliminating lines and wrinkles.

You May Need Fillers If:

When it comes to dermal fillers, there are many on the market, and each one is created to address different issues. Many fillers, like Juvéderm and Restylane, are hyaluronic acid based and work by adding plumpness under the skin. Individuals who are experiencing loss of volume in the mid-face, wrinkles and lines around their nose and mouth, or who wish to add volume to their lips can often benefit from dermal fillers.

Unlike injectables, dermal fillers do not block nerve signals to muscles; instead, they work by adding volume under the skin or stimulating the skin’s collagen production for a younger-looking complexion.

Schedule A Consultation

If you are experiencing signs of facial aging and wish to turn back the hands of time, injectables and dermal fillers are great options for a non-surgical improvement. Patients in the Baltimore area can contact the Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland to schedule their consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Rosenberg will examine your face, and determine which form of treatment is best to meet your aesthetic goals.