Do you know the difference between Orlando Botox treatments and dermal fillers? If you’re in the market for a product that softens the lines on your face, there are important distinctions that you should understand before you proceed. The best place to get the answers you seek is through a consultation with your plastic surgeon, but in the meantime, here are some basic facts for both Botox and dermal fillers to get you started.
Botox is a neuromuscular toxin that works by temporarily blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, which reduces muscle movement and relaxes and softens wrinkles and creases. It may be right for you if you have lines that are apparent when frowning or squinting. Botox acts quickly, typically within 3 to 5 days, and lasts approximately 3 to 4 months. It can also be used alongside other treatments.
Dermal fillers, like Juvederm and Radiesse, fill lines while stimulating collagen growth to diminish wrinkles, creases or folds. Many types of fillers also stimulate the natural production of collagen. Fillers treat more “firmly established” wrinkles, and their effects are noticeable almost immediately. Depending on the filler used, they can last from 6 months up to a year, and may be used in conjunction with Botox under the supervision of your doctor.
Both Botox and dermal fillers are minimally invasive injectables that can help you get the smooth skin you desire. No matter which procedure you choose, be sure to have it performed by a Board-certified surgeon to ensure your safety. Contact Dr. George Pope and the team at Pope Plastic Surgery to learn more about Orlando botox treatments and dermal fillers.