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Choosing Between BOTOX® and Fillers: Which Option Is Right for You?

By: Our Team

6/13/2024

 

Many people turn to treatments like BOTOX and dermal fillers to achieve a refreshed appearance. These popular products reduce unwanted signs of aging like wrinkles and lines, but did you know they work in different ways? During a consultation at Beautiful Skin Denver, we can recommend one or the other based on your unique needs. Call now for a skin care consultation in Denver, CO, and get started with cosmetic injections. There's nothing wrong with wanting to look and feel your best at any age.

Understanding how BOTOX works

BOTOX is an injectable treatment made from botulinum toxin type A. When injected into specific muscles, it blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, causing them to relax. This prevents contractions that lead to wrinkles and lines on the face. Our clients love BOTOX because it can smooth out existing wrinkles and prevent future creases from forming. BOTOX treatment can be used for:

  • Forehead creases
  • "11" lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow's feet around the eyes
  • brow lifts
  • bunny lines on the nose 
  • gummy smiles
  • lip flip
  • DAOs/ frown lines (to lift corners of mouth for downturned smile)
  • DSNs (to lift the tip of the nose)
  • Masseter botox for jaw slimming and to improve symptoms of TMJ
  • Chin Dimpling
  • Under eye "jelly rolls"
  • under arms to reduce sweating
  • Nefertiti neck lift to treat skin laxity and platysmal bands in neck 

BOTOX treatment takes about 10 – 15 minutes, making it convenient for men and women with busy schedules. Results typically last 3 – 4 months, after which follow-up cosmetic injections can be scheduled in Denver, CO to maintain the desired outcomes.

Understanding how dermal fillers work

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, add fullness to specific areas of the face. The most well-known fillers are made from substances like hyaluronic acid (HA), which is naturally found in the body. By injecting fillers into the cheeks, lips, and under-eye hollows, we can restore lost volume and smooth out wrinkles and lines. Brands like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® often address:

  • Cheek hollows
  • Thin lips
  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin)
  • jawline
  • chin
  • under eyes
  • perioral rhytids

Dermal filler treatments usually take 30 – 45 minutes, with results lasting anywhere from three months to a full year, depending on the specific product used. Follow-up sessions can also be scheduled as needed to maintain or enhance results.

What happens during an anti-aging consultation?

A consultation is one of the best ways to determine which treatment option is right for your anti-aging needs. During this appointment at Beautiful Skin Denver, we will perform a skin assessment before making a recommendation. We may also ask you to make certain facial expressions to help determine which areas would benefit most from BOTOX or fillers. Together, we create custom treatment plans that address your concerns.

Can you combine BOTOX and dermal fillers?

Absolutely. In fact, many of our clients choose to combine cosmetic injections for a comprehensive anti-aging approach. For example, while BOTOX can address forehead wrinkles, fillers add can volume to the cheeks and lips for a fuller, more youthful look. This combination provides natural-looking results without the need for invasive surgery or downtime. It may even be more cost-effective in the long run, as it can delay the need for more drastic procedures in the future.

Pick your preferred treatment today

Whether you're interested in BOTOX treatment or dermal fillers, it's important to work with a qualified and experienced provider. At Beautiful Skin Denver, our staff has the expertise and skill to help you achieve amazing results. Call to begin your journey toward a refreshed and more youthful appearance in Denver, CO. Remember, it's never too early or too late to invest in yourself and feel confident in your own skin.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.