If you are starting to feel like you may be able to benefit from some form of a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, you may wonder which type would work best for you. Two of the most common small procedures that can make a big difference are Botox and dermal fillers. While both of these procedures can impact your look, they each do so in a different way. In an effort to help you figure out which service is right for you, here are a few details of each.
Dermal fillers are used to make people look younger in a specific way. Many people (especially women) lose quite a bit of volume in their face, cheeks, and lips over the years, making them look almost sallow in appearance. A dermal filler is when a substance is injected into your skin to replenish the volume that may have been lost over time.
A dermal filler that has been applied correctly can help individuals to look youthful. People with more full faces also seem to look more healthy than those who have lost substantial volume over the years. Many people choose to get their lips and cheeks filled a bit, in order to get the look they have been wanting throughout their lifetime.
Botox is the most common minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in the United States. This is because after just a few short sessions you can turn back the clock on your wrinkles. Some people stress that once they get Botox they will need to keep it up for years to come, though it is possible to get a couple of injections and then just enjoy the results.
Botox is the procedure of injecting a neurotoxin into the muscles of the face to temporarily freeze them. Over time, these muscles may actually atrophy from underuse, and your wrinkles will become less pronounced. Many individuals choose to get Botox to decrease their smile lines and lines around the eyes, to calm the glabellar lines (sometimes called the 11 lines) between eyes, and even to decrease furrow lines on the forehead. If you feel like the lines in your face are becoming increasingly noticeable, you should try Botox.
In conclusion, talk to your doctor about which minimally invasive procedure will most benefit you. You may also be surprised to find that both procedures can work in tandem to give you the look you have been wanting. Talk to your doctor for more information.