Botox or Dermal Fillers: Which Option is Right for You

If you’d like to look as young as you feel and aren’t thrilled with the signs of aging you see in the mirror, Botox® and dermal fillers can help. These minimally-invasive treatments involve quick injections that can produce mighty results. Other than a bit of temporary redness or tenderness, side effects are unlikely. And you can get straight back to your usual daily activities after your session.

To begin benefitting from Botox or fillers, call Woodlands Primary Healthcare or request an appointment with Dr. Javier Sosa on our website. Read on to learn more about these popular anti-aging treatments.

How Botox and fillers work

Both Botox and dermal fillers help bring about a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance, but they do so in different ways. Once injected, Botox gradually paralyzes muscles in the treatment area so they can’t form creases or wrinkles as significantly. Most dermal fillers, on the other hand, immediately add volume to areas of your face that have become more shallow or wrinkled.

Botox and filler results

Botox results may appear as early as 24-48 hours of your treatment and sometimes take up to a week. From there, you can enjoy the results for up to three to four months. Depending on the type of filler treatment you receive, those results may last 6-12 months or even longer. Both treatments tend to provide natural-looking results when you work with a qualified and experienced professional. 

Areas Botox treats:

  • Crow’s feet 
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines

Dermal fillers can reduce:

  • Facial shallows
  • Lower-face wrinkles
  • Shadowing and wrinkles under the eyes
  • Recessed scars
  • Thinning lips

Botox and fillers together

You don’t necessarily have to choose between Botox and fillers if you’re interested in both treatments. Because they work in different ways, one can complement the other. You can have Botox and filler treatment on the same day or spread out over a couple of sessions. If you have Botox first, for example, you may find that fillers help address areas of your face that could still use enhancement once the results have fully set in.

Choosing Botox or fillers

If you’re new to these treatments, Dr. Sosa can help determine your best treatment plan based on your preferences, needs, and skin condition. Price may also factor in if your budget is a concern. While fillers tend to cost more per treatment, they also last longer. To make the most of your treatment, be sure to bring up any questions or concerns you have at your initial appointment.

To schedule your Botox or filler appointment, call Woodlands Primary Healthcare or request an appointment on our website.

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