Should I Get Botox® or Fillers or Both?

Should I Get Botox® or Fillers or Both?

Here at Choulet Wellness, our team believes that overall wellness encompasses many different areas, including how you feel about your appearance.

If the passage of time has left you with signs of aging that don’t align with your youthful spirit, we’ve added anti-aging services to our practice this year. By using Botox® and dermal fillers, our registered nurse, Cheyenne Klein, can make a dramatic difference in your appearance in mere minutes. 

If you’re trying to decide which anti-aging treatment is right for your goals, here are a few points to consider.
 

The difference between Botox and dermal fillers

Botox and dermal fillers are very popular. In fact, they hold the top two positions in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States. In 2020, nearly 4.5 million Botox treatments were administered, as well as 3.4 million dermal fillers.

In order to determine which anti-aging treatment could be right for you, it’s helpful to understand how these treatments approach the signs of aging.
 

Botox

Every time you smile, frown, or squint, you make a facial expression that causes lines on your face to form. Over time, the muscles that make these expressions can begin to stay in a semi-contracted state, leaving you with more permanent lines and wrinkles.

With Botox, we inject a neurotoxin into these muscles, which causes them to relax, allowing your skin to smooth out. With this approach, we can tackle:

  • Forehead lines

  • Brow (or frown) lines

  • Crow’s feet, or lines on the outskirts of your eye

  • Lines across the bridge of your nose

  • Glabellar lines, or the vertical lines between your eyebrows
     

Dermal fillers

As you age, supplies of collage, elastin and hyaluronic acid in your skin can dwindle, causing your skin to sag and lose volume. With dermal fillers, we can restore volume to hollowed-out areas and fill in lines and wrinkles. More specifically, we can accomplish the following:

  • Fill out nasolabial folds

  • Reduce vertical lines around your lips

  • Reduce marionette lines, which are the lines at the corner of your mouth that stretch down to your chin

  • Increase volume in your cheeks

  • Plump up thinning lips

  • Reduce shadowing under your eyes

  • Smooth out scars
     

The most common ingredient in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that your body naturally produces.
 

Deciding whether to choose one option or both

When we discuss cosmetic injectables with our clients, we find it helpful to think of your face as two halves — the upper and lower. Botox does a great job of addressing the signs of aging on the top half of your face, including your forehead, brows, and eyes.

For the lower half, dermal fillers make quick work of deep lines and volume loss.

When it comes to helping you choose which injectable is right for you, we first need to sit down with you to discuss your goals. If you simply want to get rid of the line across your brow that makes you look angry, for example, simple Botox injections could do the trick.

If you’re more concerned about the deep parentheses lines around your mouth, we may recommend dermal fillers.

Many people choose to combine both for a “liquid facelift” that addresses both halves of the face, giving them an overall appearance that’s more youthful.

The good news is that we can combine these treatments in one session, as it takes us only minutes to administer the cosmetic injectables. Even better, the results occur quickly — dermal fillers are immediate and Botox takes 3-7 days to work.

To find out more about how Botox and dermal fillers can dial back the years on your face, call 480-442-9599 or book an appointment online with Cheyenne Klein at Choulet Wellness today.

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