Botox & Injectable Fillers: Which Treatment is Best for You?

Aesthetic enhancement treatments have come quite a long way over the years. In the past, the vast majority of procedures were often fairly invasive, and required a drawn out surgical procedure or something with a long recovery period, that used many incisions or cuts. In order to deal with something as simple as wrinkles, and loose skin along the face, patients would opt for a full fledged plastic surgery procedure like a facelift or neck lift. And while these procedures still have their merit and there are reasons to choose them over others, there are a lot more non-invasive options out there these days. In fact, using non-invasive methods like Botox and injectable fillers Miami patients have been able to achieve amazing results, and have been able to achieve the facial rejuvenation they want, in no time at all, in only a few sessions, while avoiding unwanted side effects and downtime. But its important to understand that while both treatments are non-invasive methods of treating unwanted facial wrinkles, and use a simple injectable process, there are different reasons for choosing each method. Whether you are a first time patient, or have been having these injections for a while now, it’s important to educate yourself and know exactly when to choose either one.

What is Botox?

When it comes to Botox injections Miami patients need to be educated on them as there are a lot of different myths and misconceptions out there surrounding this method. In popular culture and the media, Botox is often given a bad name and we always see examples of patients with terrible, overly done results. According to the team at Alluring Image, the best Botox and dermal fillers specialist Miami has to offer, Botox is a purified form of the botulinum toxin that is obtained from bacteria. Though it is deadly in larger amounts, the tiny, regulated amount of Botox given to correct wrinkles has been used safely for decades. Using Botox Miami experts at Alluring Image can block the nerve signals in the muscles that control muscle contractions in the face. These muscle contractions occur when we make facial expressions and over time will create dynamic wrinkles or expression lines. When Botox prevents these muscle contractions, it gives the skin time to smooth itself out and treats these unwanted facial wrinkles and expression lines. Botox injections using the botulinum toxin are called neuromodulators or neurotoxin injectables. Treatments made with botulinum toxin are well known in the brand names Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin.

Dermal Fillers

Injectable dermal fillers are another form of injectable treatment that, unlike Botox, work on treating what are known as static wrinkles. According to the team at Alluring Image, the best medical spa Delray Beach has to offer, static wrinkles occur as a result of something known as facial volume loss or the loss of vital proteins that provide the skin with its overall fullness and plumpness, such as collagen, or elastin which causes the skin to lose its overall elasticity and ability to stretch. The best form of injectable dermal fillers are those like Juvederm or Restylane that use hyaluronic acid as its base and main ingredient. HA is a naturally occurring compound that is found in some fluids and tissues in the body that add plumpness to the skin.

Dynamic Versus Static Wrinkle Treatment

As we mentioned, the main difference between Botox & injectable filler treatments is that one is best for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles or expression lines, while the other is best of the treatment of static wrinkles that occur as a result of facial volume loss and lost collagen. For more information on these treatments, be sure to contact the best Botox and injectable filler specialist Miami has to offer at Alluring Image.

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