Botox or Fillers...What do I need?

"Would I get Botox or Filler?" It seems to be the million dollar question . These two are very different treatments which are used to do different things.

Botox or Dysport can be used in many areas of the face to relax the targeted muscle, and soften wrinkles or lines. The injectable treatment Botox/Dysport is the best choice to address the lines and folds that are caused by facial expressions. These wrinkles that are produced by facial movement are called dynamic wrinkles. Botox/Dysport is used to temporarily block the signals from the nerves to the muscles, which reduces movement in the affected area. In turn, the skin is smoothed which reduces that appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox/Dysport is a fantastic way to prevent the formation of dynamic wrinkles. It works to atrophy the muscle so that these wrinkles are unable to form as you age.

Fillers are also an injectable treatment; however, instead of impeding muscle movement, they act by replacing lost volume and plumping up the skin by replenishing natural hyaluronic acid and collagen which has depleted with time. This reduces static wrinkles (wrinkles which are visible without facial movement) and also restores youthful fullness in the cheeks and lips. Commonly, patients believe Botox is used to plumps lips, but it is fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane that produce a plump set of lips.

In certain cases, such as deep forehead lines or deep glabellar (between the eyes) lines, Botox/Dysport and filler can be used in combination to get rid of the line completely. For smile lines around the mouth, a hyaluronic acid filler works well to fill in the area and get rid of the line. Smile lines around the eyes respond well to injections of Botox. Botox can last from 3-4 months and the duration of fillers depends on the specific filler used. They can range anywhere from 8 months to 2 years.

Not sure which treatment you need? Set up an appointment for a consultation and the Omni Sculpt MD team will help to determine which filler or toxin is best for you!