Volume loss is a natural part of the aging process, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of facial definition. Not all signs of aging need to be addressed with a surgical procedure, and Dr. Erella offers several injectable formulas to treat your concerns including Botox and fillers. The two injectables treat different types of wrinkles and in some cases, can be combined for optimal improvements.

What can Botox do?

Botox is a neuromodulator injectable used to treat dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles refer to those that are present or worsened by facial expressions like smiling or frowning. These typically occur in the upper face between the brows, in the forehead, and in the outer corners of the eyes. Botox begins to work within a week and can last for several months.

What can Fillers do?

Fillers can add instant volume to wrinkles and folds that are present even when the face is relaxed, known as static wrinkles. There are a variety of formulas on the market depending on the severity and placement of your wrinkles, including Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma XC, Radiesse, and Restylane. Some formulas can also be added to the lips or cheeks for a subtle enhancement. The results of fillers are instant, lasting for several months to a year depending on the formula.

Should I Combine Treatments?

Many patients experience both types of wrinkles at the same time. In this case, Botox and fillers can be combined in one treatment for completely smooth, rejuvenated skin. Some patients choose to have fillers with Botox is get instant results while Botox hasn’t taken effect yet, prolonging their smooth skin.

To learn more about our injectables or other nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments, contact our office today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Erella.

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Botox and fillers are both injectables that can make you look many years younger by smoothing out lines and wrinkles. Although the two treatments may sound similar, they actually treat different types of wrinkles in different areas of your face. While you might be debating which one you should get, you might also consider combining the two for optimal results!

What Botox Treats

Botox is a neuromodulator injectable. The formula targets the facial muscles, reducing their activity and resulting in fewer lines and wrinkles. Botox is great for lines and wrinkles in the upper face such as crow’s feet in the outer corners of the eyes, frown lines between the brows, and forehead lines. These lines typically occur or worsen when forming facial expressions! The formula can also create a slight lift to the brows and even help reduce migraines. Botox alone lasts for about four to six months before a touch up session is required.

What Fillers Treat

Dermal fillers add instant volume to depressed areas of the face such as deep creases and lines in the lower face. Fillers are effective at treating smile lines around the mouth and lipstick lines between the nose and mouth. If your wrinkles are present even when the face is relaxed, fillers are a great option for you. Depending on the formula, fillers can also add volume to the cheeks or lips to create more definition. Results can last from six months to over a year before a touch up is needed.

The Benefits of Combining Both

If you’re having trouble deciding between Botox and fillers, you might consider the benefits of combining both! Combining Botox and dermal fillers is completely safe and can help you achieve full facial rejuvenation. If you experience lines and wrinkles in the upper and lower face, a customized combination of dermal fillers and Botox can treat all your concerns at once.

To start your customized treatment plan with Botox and fillers, contact our office today! We can schedule your consultation at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa to determine which combination is right for you.

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