When you look in the mirror, are you starting to see early signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles? If so, you are not alone, as many people begin to notice the early signs of aging in their mid to late twenties. If you are looking for a proven improvement, you may be able to benefit from Botox or filler treatments. While these treatments are similar in that they can treat signs of aging, they also differ in many ways. Read on to learn more about these treatment options and what they can do for you.
Botox is an injectable treatment made up of botulinum toxin type A that works by temporarily blocking the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. This results in the elimination of dynamic lines and wrinkles in the face. Botox is most commonly used to treat crow’s feet, horizontal lines on the forehead, and “11” lines between the eyebrows, creating a more relaxed and youthful appearance. Results can last from 3-6 months before a touch-up treatment is needed.
At our office, we also offer Dysport, which is also a neuromodulator like Botox. It works the same way as Botox for the same results.
Dermal fillers work differently from Botox in that they smooth signs of aging by adding volume under the skin. Most dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, are made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that attracts and binds water under the skin. Dermal fillers can be used to smooth lines and wrinkles, as well as restore lost facial volume and augment the lips. Results can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the filler.
At our office, we offer a number of hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as Juvederm fillers and Restylane, as well as Radiesse, and Sculptra, which use the body’s own collagen to combat signs of aging.
Juvederm XC– created to smooth moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Results can last up to one year.
Juvederm Volbella– adds fullness to the lips as well as softens the look of vertical lip lines. Results can last up to one year.
Juvederm Vollure– can soften moderate to severe parentheses and wrinkles by adding volume under the skin. Results can last up to 18 months.
Juvederm Voluma– adds volume to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks to help create a more youthful appearance. Results can last up to two years in the cheek area.
Restylane –adds volume and fullness to the skin to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It can also be used to enhance the lips in those 21 years and older. Results can last for 3-4 months before a touch up is needed.
Radiesse– is meant to add volume under the skin over time and stimulates the body’s natural collagen to treat signs of aging. Results can last for a year or more.
Sculptra– works gradually over time to stimulate your skin’s own collagen to help restore lost facial volume and signs of aging. Results can last up to two years.
Which One is Right for You?
Overall, the type of treatment needed will depend on the type of wrinkles you are dealing with. If you are dealing with dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement, then Botox can help. If you are dealing with lines and wrinkles that occur due to lack of collagen and elastin, then fillers are the answer.
The best way to determine which treatment option is right for you is through a consultation with a board certified dermatologist such as Dr. Mejia. During your consultation, you can discuss your medical history, as well as your personal aesthetic goals, so a treatment plan can be made for you.
Contact Us Today
At Jupiter Dermatology & Hair Restoration, we aim to provide you with the best aesthetic care possible. With our skilled team including board certified dermatologist, Dr. Mejia, our Physician Assistants, Ali Rayner and Ashley Syler, and our welcoming staff, you can be sure that you are in good hands. We fully understand that no two individuals are the same, so we focus on individualized care to help address your unique aesthetic goals.
If you are interested in learning more about Botox of fillers in the Jupiter, FL area, contact Jupiter Dermatology & Hair Restoration today! We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation, as well as answer any questions that you may have!