Botox Versus Fillers: Which Aesthetic Treatment is Best For You?

Did you know that both Botox® and dermal fillers work well to diminish the noticeable signs of aging, but in different ways? 

Botox reduces the appearance of wrinkles while fillers replace lost volume and stimulate collagen production. If used together, these two popular treatments improve your skin’s tone and elasticity, taking years off your face.    

Even better? Neither Botox nor dermal fillers comes with the long recovery or expense of a surgical solution. 

And when administered by experts like Eugene Guerre Jr., MD, and our highly skilled providers at Genesis Weight Loss & Wellness Center in Brooksville, Florida, both have a high satisfaction rate with a low risk of side effects.  

At Genesis Weight Loss & Wellness Center, we want you to understand your treatment options so you feel confident choosing the best procedures for your face. Read on to learn more about Botox and dermal fillers and which is the right aesthetic treatment for you. 

What can Botox do?

Since approval by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002, Botox has remained the most popular injectable therapy for reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. 

Originally designed to combat muscle spasms, Botox injections quickly became a popular aesthetic treatment when physicians noticed the injections had anti-wrinkling side effects. 

By relaxing muscles under your skin, Botox helps reduce the appearance of lines on the surface of your skin when you smile, frown, or make other facial expressions. 

Your results are technique-dependent, though, so always look for experienced and skilled providers, like our team at Genesis Weight Loss & Wellness Center. 

When administered correctly, Botox injections leave you looking naturally youthful and wrinkle-free. Botox can even help prevent deeper lines from forming as you age.

How can dermal fillers help?

Injected below your skin’s surface, dermal fillers are gel-like substances that help smooth wrinkles and restore the facial volume and skin tone you naturally lose as you age. They’re made of hyaluronic acid, a substance your body naturally produces for lubrication and hydration. 

You can use fillers in different places to achieve different effects. For example, some patients may choose a dermal filler to erase lines along their lips, while others may elect to bring back fullness in their hollow cheeks. 

Dermal fillers offer a minimally invasive alternative to surgery to combat the signs of aging, making them a growing aesthetic choice. And since they’re created from a substance your body naturally produces, fillers are safe when administered by a trained expert.

Which is right for me: Botox or fillers?

The right option for you depends on your goals. For example, Botox can reduce the appearance of deeper forehead wrinkles, soften the crow’s feet around your eyes, and get rid of the frown lines between your eyes. 

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, can restore lost volume in your cheeks and temples, plump your lips, reduce the appearance of scars, and improve the overall health of your skin. 

While some people opt for one or the other, the patients who experience the best results typically choose a combined treatment approach. We work with you to design a customized treatment plan based on your goals and expectations.   

To learn how our team at Genesis Weight Loss & Wellness Center can help you look and feel your best with Botox and dermal fillers, contact our Brooksville office and schedule an appointment today.

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