Botox and dermal fillers have similar effects on the human skin, but there are some distinctions between the two injectables that are important for anyone considering these non-surgical cosmetic procedures to be aware of. Understanding the primary differences between Botox and dermal fillers likeHyaluronic Acid will ensure that you select the best procedure for your beauty goals and get the best results from your procedure.
Below are a few key points to understand regarding Botox and dermal fillers:
Botulinum toxin, best known as Botox, is a purified protein that relaxes the muscles in the face, helping to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles around the injection site. It has skyrocketed in popularity since its introduction to cosmetic surgery due to its relatively painless process and minimally-invasive nature. This allows patients to come in for an injection and go about normal day-to-day tasks immediately afterward. Sideeffects to Botox injections are very rare, but if you have a nerve or muscle conditions, make sure to mention it to your surgeon before the procedure.
Dermal fillers like Hyaluronic Acid act by filling in wrinkles and files in the skin, and naturally boosting the skin's ability to create collagen and elastin. This providing a more youthful appearance to aging skin. This provides many of the same benefits of Botox but by a different process. The subtle changes that dermal fillers provide last about 12 months, and take effect immediately.
If you're considering either Botox or a dermal filler, consult with Dr. James Marotta, the best plastic surgeon on Long Island, to ensure you're selecting the procedure that will provide you with the biggest benefit.