There isn’t much you can change about the way you look without drastic and risky surgeries, but your next best options are Botox® and fillers like Juvéderm®. At Rainier Laser & Aesthetics Center in Enumclaw, Washington, the team can help you form a treatment plan to target wrinkles, volume deficiencies, and asymmetry in your face’s shape using these injectable products. To find out what Botox and fillers can do to make you look more youthful, call the clinic or book an appointment online today.
Botox and fillers are both injectable cosmetic medications that can address facial wrinkles and fine lines, but their similarities stop there.
Botox contains a toxin that stops the nerve signals from reaching your facial muscles that tell them to flex and hold wrinkles.
Specifically, Botox works to alleviate wrinkles and lines caused by repeated facial expressions, including crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines, and smile lines.
On the other hand, the Juvéderm line of dermal fillers from Allergan contains a semiliquid gel-like substance called hyaluronic acid that gives artificial volume to different areas of your face.
For example, you can use them to make your lips look fuller or to place a slight volume beneath indented scars and wrinkles to diminish them.
Hyaluronic acid, a key ingredient in the Juvéderm product line, helps your skin hold hydration for long-lasting results.
Botox and fillers fight signs of aging and can enhance your features in several ways. While neither treatment can make dramatic changes in a facelift or other cosmetic surgeries, there is a lot that you can do with them.
Your Rainier Laser & Aesthetics Center provider helps you choose between Botox, fillers, or both injectables to:
Despite being much more mellow than surgery, many patients prefer the subtle and temporary effects of Botox and fillers. You can use them to try an easier approach to a more youthful appearance before committing to surgery.
The results of your Botox or filler injections aren’t permanent. However, you can get them repeatedly to continue showing off your improved appearance.
Botox typically lasts for three to six months. As your body gets used to the treatment, you might not notice as much of a difference with each injection (although this isn’t always the case).
If Botox isn’t as effective as you want it to be anymore, the team at Rainier Laser & Aesthetics Center may recommend fillers or another wrinkle-relief treatment with similar effects.
Dermal fillers vary in how long they last depending on which kind you use. They can last anywhere between four months and well over a year.
If you’re not satisfied with how you look and want to halt the aging process, call Rainier Laser & Aesthetics Center to find out if Botox or fillers are right for you.