Botox® or Fillers? Which Treatment is Right For Me?

If your face appears older due to the appearance of lines and wrinkles, help might be closer than you think. Many injectable products can address these issues with minimal invasiveness and almost no downtime after treatment.

Our expert team of providers at VitalityMDs is made up of highly experienced professionals who help you look your best through personalized treatments designed just for you. We achieve this with an in-depth interview to determine your medical history, find out your goals, and answer your questions.

If you’re trying to deal with wrinkles or volume loss in your face, you may be a candidate for either Botox® or dermal fillers. Read through our quick guide below to determine which treatment might be the best fit — either way, the results will transform your life!

What are Botox and dermal fillers?

Believe it or not, Botox is made from Botulinum toxin, which is a natural substance produced by bacteria. Researchers discovered that in small doses, Botox can temporarily paralyze facial muscles that usually cause wrinkles when they are used too much. 

On the other hand, dermal fillers do the opposite. They actually fill in wrinkles in your face when you inject them beneath your skin. Many fillers are available (some of which give you lesser results), but at VitalityMDs, we use high quality hyaluronic acid to provide volume to your skin. Hyaluronic acid appears naturally in your body — it helps hydrate skin, cushion joints, and reduce physical signs of aging.

No matter whether you receive Botox or dermal fillers, all of our treatments are approved by the FDA. The advantage of these types of treatments is that they are minimally invasive and require very minimal downtime (if any) after each session.

What’s the difference?

Botox and dermal fillers are similar in that you receive both through facial injections designed to treat wrinkles and volume loss in your skin. They do, however, offer different solutions for different issues.

Botox is very good at smoothing out wrinkles like crow’s feet and forehead lines, along with the lines that appear when you frown, and the lines between your mouth and nose. Most patients find they get the best results when they come in for treatments every few months. 

Botox can also provide some unexpected health benefits, including relief for migraine headaches and a calming effect on an overactive bladder.

Instead of smoothing wrinkles by paralyzing your muscles, dermal fillers make you appear younger by adding volume to your wrinkles, such as the lines around your mouth and nose (not between them). The results patients see from fillers tend to last much longer than from Botox — up to five years, in some cases.

Dermal fillers are also used to keep your lips looking full and to prevent the area below your cheekbones from looking hollow as you get older. They are also useful for minimizing acne scars, if this is an issue you deal with.

No matter which solution you are considering, make sure the provider you choose is a trained and licensed professional, just like our team at VitalityMDs.

Is Botox or a dermal filler a better choice for me? 

The best way to answer this question is for you to visit our office in Scottsdale for a consultation. Tell us what bothers you about your face and how you want to improve your appearance, and we’ll give you our opinion on which of these treatments would work best for you.

Whether you end up receiving Botox or dermal fillers, you’ll wonder why you didn’t visit us sooner. Contact our office today to schedule your personal consultation — we can’t wait to help you look years younger! 

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