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.