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Beauty by Injection: BOTOX® Cosmetic vs. Dermal Fillers

By Sheryl Pilcher on March 20, 2016

A woman smiling with her eyes closedCosmetic injections have been gaining in popularity over the years, helping people look younger and more refreshed without the need for surgery. We get many patients throughout San Antonio asking about the various injectables that are on the market.

We offer BOTOX® injections as well as different kinds of dermal fillers here at Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A. Let's take a moment to compare and contrast BOTOX® injections and dermal fillers.

About BOTOX® Injections

BOTOX® injections are one of the most well-known cosmetic injections on the market today. BOTOX® cosmetic works by preventing muscle contractions in the injection site. By doing this, the muscles do not disturb the skin in that portion of the face, which in turn makes these wrinkles less visible. The results of BOTOX® injections last for several months, and repeat procedures can be performed as needed to ensure lasting anti-aging results.

Ideal Candidates for BOTOX® Injections

Good candidates for BOTOX® injections are people who experience issues with dynamic wrinkles of the face. Some common wrinkles treated by BOTOX® injections include:

  • Crow's feet
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Some wrinkles around the mouth

BOTOX® injection candidates should also be aware of the risks and benefits of treatment and have realistic expectations about the overall results that can be achieved.

About Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a different class of cosmetic injections. These kinds of injections are used to add volume to the injection site, filling in the area in order to make wrinkles disappear and to make the face seem fuller and more refreshed.

There are many different kinds of dermal fillers available, each with their own properties. As such, each filler can vary in terms of how long results will last. You can lead more about different fillers during the consultation process. Some common dermal fillers include:

  • Collagen
  • Restylane®
  • Sculptra®
  • JUVÉDERM®
  • Perlane®
  • Artefill®/Artecoll®
  • Captique™

Ideal Candidates for Dermal Fillers

The best candidates for dermal fillers are people who experience issues with static wrinkles and issues that involve sunken portions of the face such as the cheeks. As with BOTOX® injection candidates, people receiving dermal fillers should have realistic expectations about treatment, understanding the risks and benefits involved.

Is One Type of Injectable Better Than Another?

Not necessarily.

Each patient has their own unique issues with wrinkles, signs of age, and sagging skin. Having a wide variety of injectable treatments means that patients can have their various issues addressed in different ways. Ultimately, having different kinds of injectables is ideal in that it allow patients to have customized treatment plans that are tailored to their needs.

Weighing All of Your Treatment Options

During the consultation process, we will be more than happy to go over all the injection treatments available. We will note other kinds of non-surgical treatments that may prove helpful as well, allowing you to make a confident choice about your aesthetic enhancement options. Patient education is a big part of patient satisfaction, and the latter only happens when we help you look your best.

Schedule a Consultation for Anti-Aging Treatment

To learn more about BOTOX® injections, dermal fillers, and your many other options for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, be sure to contact our cosmetic skin care and plastic surgery center today. The team at Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A. will help you get the treatment you need to look your very best.

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San Antonio, TX 78258

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