Most of our clients are interested in a healthy, youthful glow, improving the appearance of their skin, as well as reducing or eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. At Park Avenue Dermatology, we offer a variety of treatments including Botox and dermal fillers like Restylane, Radiesse, Juvederm, and Belotero.
We frequently receive questions about the similarities and differences between Botox and fillers. A recent Marie Claire article entitled, “Botox vs fillers: Here’s everything you need to know” offers a thorough description of Botox (Botulinum toxin) and fillers.
Botox works by temporarily relaxing facial muscles. It is also used to treat hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. Botox has been extensively tested for decades, and is very safe and effective.
Many patients benefit from Botox. It is most commonly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is injected by needle into the targeted muscle, such as the eye area to reduce crow’s feet, or the frown line area of the forehead.
The amount of Botox used is customized to each patient to give a natural result. At Park Avenue Dermatology, we take the entire face into account when evaluating the treatment. There is no down time with Botox treatments, and results are visible instantly.
Normally, results achieved with Botox injections last from three to six months. Patients can resume normal activities immediately after receiving Botox injections.
Fillers do not work by relaxing the facial muscles. Fillers work by giving volume to targeted areas of the skin. Facial wrinkles are smoothed and lines are filled, resulting in a fresh, more youthful appearance.
Lip fillers are also quite popular. Made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the body, lip fillers are safe and effective.
There are numerous fillers which are used to treat and correct a variety of skin areas. The appropriate treatment is based upon the condition of the skin and the desired results.
Fillers last between 18 and 24 months. At the end of this time, the results soften naturally. The look can easily be maintained with additional treatments as the smoothing, firming effect starts to fade.
Both Botox and dermal fillers improve the youthful appearance of the skin. Botox targets lines and wrinkles, while fillers lift, smooth, and fill targeted facial areas. Contact us at Park Avenue Dermatology for a customized approach to facial aging and a softer, youthful result.