Botox or Dermal Fillers? Which is the Right Choice For You?

Are you ready to say goodbye to fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin? Both Botox® and dermal fillers can help diminish these visible signs of aging, but they work in different ways to help achieve these goals.

Botox injections reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and dermal fillers help replace the volume you naturally lose with aging while stimulating your body’s natural collagen production.

The best part? Both Botox and dermal fillers help you achieve your anti-aging goals and take years off your face without the need for surgery or a lengthy recovery time. So which treatment is right for you?

At Aesthetic Envy and Wellness with offices in Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada, anti-aging expert Kim Nguyen, PA-C, can help you determine which treatments are best for your needs. Keep reading to learn more about Botox and fillers and which can help you look your best.

What aging issues does Botox address?

Botox injections for aesthetics were approved by the FDA almost twenty years ago. And since that time, these injectables have remained the most popular aesthetic injectable for minimizing fine lines and facial wrinkles, helping turn back the hands of time.

Botox treatments work by injecting a toxin into muscles in the treatment area, which causes them to relax and prevents them from contracting as much as they did without the injection. This means the skin covering the muscles moves less, too.

The reduced movement in your face helps smooth away fine lines, wrinkling, and creasing. The result? You gain a more youthful appearance without the need for costly surgeries. In addition, regular Botox injections can also stop deeper lines from forming or getting worse as you age.

Before getting Botox injections, it’s crucial to know that results are technique-dependent. This means you should always get Botox from trained and skilled providers, like Kim at Aesthetic Envy and Wellness.

What aging issues do dermal fillers address?

Dermal fillers are made of gel-like substances your provider injects below the surface of your skin to help restore lost volume and improve skin tone. As a result, lines and wrinkles smooth out, and thinning areas fill in, giving your skin a firmer, younger look.

Most dermal fillers are made using hyaluronic acid, something your body already produces to help with hydration and lubrication. Some fillers use collagen, another substance your body makes to support your cells and help with repairs to your tissues.

Because dermal fillers use substances you already have in your body, there’s minimal risk of having a negative reaction, and no recovery time is required. This means that when injected by a trained specialist, dermal fillers are an excellent alternative to more invasive procedures for giving you a more youthful appearance.

What’s more? Dermal fillers are flexible, meaning you can use them in different places to achieve targeted results in the places your skin needs the most help. For example, you can use fillers to add volume to thinning lips or restore your cheeks and temples to a younger-looking state.

Which treatment is right for you?

Whether you choose Botox or dermal fillers depends on your goals. For example, Botox can minimize the appearance of your forehead creases, soften fine lines, like crow’s feet around your eyes, and erase the frown lines between your eyes.

At the same time, dermal fillers can restore the volume you lose with aging in your cheeks and temples, plump your lips, minimize the appearance of scars, and improve your skin’s overall appearance and health.

Although some people choose one or the other injectable, the patients who experience the best results usually go for a combined treatment approach that incorporates Botox and dermal fillers.

At Aesthetic Envy and Wellness, we listen to your goals and design a customized treatment plan based on your needs and expectations. We may suggest additional aesthetic treatments to rejuvenate your look and give you the best results possible.

Learn more about aesthetic injectables like Botox and dermal fillers by contacting the experts at the Aesthetic Envy and Wellness. Reach out to the office in Henderson or Las Vegas, Nevada, and set up your consultation today.