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Botox or Fillers? Which Treatment Is Right for Me?

Cosmetic injectables — that is, Botox® and dermal fillers — have changed the game. With these quick, convenient treatments, you can smooth lines, plump thinning lips, reverse deepening facial folds, and more. In fact, they’re so effective that Botox and fillers ranked #1 and #2 in popularity across the country for minimally invasive cosmetic procedures last year. 

But if you’re considering cosmetic injectables, you’ll need to choose from the available types. Fortunately, Mark Greig, OMD, and Aaron Andrews, MD, can help you explore your options and hone in on the best one(s) for you. At Youthful Reflexion in Tarpon Springs, Florida, they offer Botox® and a broad range of other injectables, including multiple types of dermal fillers. 

Visit our office so Dr. Andrews or Dr. Greig can personalize a treatment program for you. 

In the meantime, you can use this guide to better understand the differences between Botox and fillers. 

For frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet: Botox

As specific muscles in your face move to create expressions over and over, they cause creases in the skin above them. Botox is a cosmetic injectable that works by temporarily freezing those muscles. 

By stopping movement in those muscles, Botox allows the skin in the area to relax, smoothing it out. Botox is FDA approved to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles — those wrinkles caused by muscular movement. 

Specifically, that means Botox is an effective way to reverse:

Botox results usually last three months or longer. Getting Botox takes just a few minutes and comes with no downtime. 

For volume loss: dermal fillers

While Botox addresses the dynamic wrinkles in the upper portion of your face, the lower half of your face ages differently. Specifically, it loses volume. And that can result in deeper nasolabial folds, thinning lips, and vertical lip lines.

Fortunately, with dermal fillers, Dr. Greig and Dr. Andrews can restore volume where you need it, smoothing your skin and restoring youthful contours to your face. 

Like Botox, getting dermal fillers is an incredibly quick lunchtime (no-downtime) procedure. The results from dermal fillers can last six months to years, depending on the filler you choose. 

At Youthful Reflexion, Dr. Andrews and Dr. Greig offer the leading brands of dermal fillers, including:

We can help you determine which filler is right for you. We can also pair Botox and dermal fillers for a full-face rejuvenation. To learn more about these cosmetic injectables or to get started with them, call our office or schedule your appointment online.

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