Getting Rid of Wrinkles: Dermal Fillers vs. BOTOX® Cosmetic

dermal fillers Dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic are both popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatments to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. BOTOX Cosmetic works by blocking certain facial muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and creases when you make facial expressions. Dermal fillers actually fill in areas that lose smoothness and volume.

Ingredients in BOTOX Cosmetic vs. Dermal Fillers

BOTOX Cosmetic uses purified bacteria called botulinum toxin to “freeze” your facial muscles. Botulinum toxin is safe for cosmetic use when delivered in small amounts by a trained and licensed professional.

On the other hand, dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid and other similar substances to plump up areas that no longer have the volume and smoothness your skin once had.

Since both options provide different functions, you can combine them in one treatment session. For example, you can use BOTOX Cosmetic to relax lines between your eyes or on your forehead while using a dermal filler to add volume to your lips and plump up hollow cheeks.

What BOTOX Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers Can Address

Typically, BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal fillers are known to address these concerns commonly experienced by individuals.

BOTOX Cosmetic:

  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines

Dermal Fillers:

  • Lip volume
  • Nose or chin contouring
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds

The best option for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles depends on what you want to do. Both BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal fillers must be mindfully applied to your targeted treatment areas in order to achieve the best result. It is always best to adjust treatment depending on your provider’s professional evaluation, including whether your wrinkles are static or dynamic, as well as their depth in your skin.

Where to Find Dermal Fillers and BOTOX Cosmetic in Rancho Mirage, CA

Here at Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery, we recognize that the choice to pursue cosmetic enhancement is a deeply personal one. We make it a priority to treat all our patients with the highest level of respect, ensuring they are well-informed when making decisions about the best procedures for their needs.

Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery serves the Rancho Mirage and surrounding areas of California. To find out whether dermal fillers or BOTOX Cosmetic will help you achieve the look you want, talk to one of the doctors today. To arrange a consultation, please call 760-610-8990.

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