One of the very first areas people tend to notice wrinkles is on their forehead. BOTOX® and dermal fillers have the ability to erase those wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead and face without the need for surgery. Due to the overwhelming popularity of both of these cosmetic rejuvenation products, it is not always easy to know which one is right for you. Choosing the right product and technique will primarily depend on what particular types of facial wrinkles you have.
Different Types of Facial Wrinkles
After several years of sun exposure and regular facial expressions, it is no wonder the face is a prime target for wrinkles and fine lines. Over time, vertical lines start to develop in between brows and other lines begin to appear around the eyes, nose and mouth. In time, noticeable horizontal lines may also begin to appear across a person’s forehead. Also due to the natural process of aging, your skin begins to lose elasticity and resting facial wrinkles become visible as well. These wrinkles can be light, moderate or severe, and choosing the right rejuvenation treatment is key to effectively managing them.
Here are the key differences between BOTOX® and dermal fillers:
Dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by moving your facial muscles, generally respond well to BOTOX® treatment. The botulinum toxin contained in BOTOX® works to weaken temporarily the muscle’s nerve function where it’s injected. As a result, the relaxed muscle is not able to create the movement that leads to visible skin wrinkles. One example of dynamic wrinkles is the horizontal lines on the forehead that are prominent during certain facial expressions. For most people, BOTOX® treatments last around 3-4 months on average.
Dermal fillers, sometimes called injectable facial fillers, are often used to treat static wrinkles that are noticeable when a person’s face is at rest or relaxed. The skin’s dermal layer starts to get thinner as people naturally age, resulting in the loss of volume and elasticity and creating permanent, static wrinkles.
Over time, dynamic wrinkles can also become permanent when an individual’s face is at rest. Dermal fillers work to eliminate these kinds of facial wrinkles by increasing the volume of the skin’s dermal layer. A dermal filler will plump up the skin tissue and erase the creases, thus returning it to a state of youthfulness.
Different kinds of dermal fillers range from collagen fillers to hyaluronic acid fillers. Fat injections are also utilized as fillers as well. Each type of filler comes with its potential side effects, and the results can vary in terms of duration depending on the kind of filler used.
When performed by a professional, BOTOX® and dermal fillers are a safe, non-invasive way to manage your facial wrinkles effectively over the long term, although results often depend on the individual.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are interested in the skin rejuvenating and age-fighting effects of BOTOX® and injectable fillers, Dr. Dadurian at MD Beauty Labs can help. Located in West Palm Beach, we offer a variety of neurotoxins and dermal fillers to help you reach your aesthetic goals. We’ll work with you to determine the safest and most effective injectable treatments for your needs. Often, they can be combined for added results. Contact MD Beauty Labs today to schedule a consultation and find out which option is right for you.