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Dear #AYA: Botox® or Facial Fillers?

May 24, 2018 | Blog

Dear #AYA: Botox<sup>®</sup> or Facial Fillers?Welcome back to the latest installment in the Dear #AYA series, where our skincare experts answer common questions we receive about various topics related to skincare and beauty. People who wish to rejuvenate the appearance of their face have no shortage of excellent options when it comes to cosmetic injectables treatments. Neuromodulators like Botox® Cosmetic Injections and facial filler injections can provide outstanding aesthetic results for several aesthetic imperfections including wrinkles, lines, thin lips, and more. However, having so many great options can make choosing just one difficult. That’s why the skincare experts at AYA are here to help by answering some common questions about how to find the right cosmetic injectable treatment for you.


Dear #AYA,

In recent years, I have developed wrinkles on my forehead and around my eyes. Which treatment would you recommend to help make my skin look younger again?


Seeking a Solution

Dear Seeking a Solution,

For your specific issue, we recommend Botox® Cosmetic Injections or Dysport®. Botox® was the first cosmetic injectable treatment to be approved by the FDA to treat three different areas of the face. Botox® and Dysport® help relax certain facial muscles to effectively treat wrinkles and fine lines that appear in the upper part of the face including forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and glabella lines (between the eyebrows).


Dear #AYA,

Which treatment results typically last longer: Botox® or facial fillers?


Just Curious

Dear Just Curious,

This may vary from patient to patient, but neuromodulators like Botox® typically last about three months. Follow-up treatments can be very effective for patients trying to maintain their results over a more prolonged period of time. Fillers can last longer. A facial filler treatment can last six months or longer depending on the type used. Some fillers like Juvéderm Voluma® can last up to 18 months.


Dear #AYA,

Is it necessary to choose between Botox® and facial fillers or can they be combined?


Considering the Possibilities

Dear Considering the Possibilities,

Every patient is different, but in some cases, combining facial filler treatments with Botox® or Dysport® can lead to outstanding, long-lasting facial rejuvenation results. It’s important to remember that Botox® and fillers effectively address different areas of the face. Botox® Injections can relax the underlying facial muscles while facial fillers plump up the skin and smooth out existing lines and wrinkles, leading to more comprehensive results.

For anyone with any additional questions about any of the cosmetic injectable treatments available at AYA, we encourage you to stop into one of our three Alpharetta or Atlanta area locations (Avalon, Phipps Plaza, Northside) for a complimentary skincare analysis appointment. During your appointment, our skincare experts will work with you to help craft the perfect skincare regimen for your unique complexion. Contact AYA Medical Spa today for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for additional skincare tips, photos, updates, and more.