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How to Choose Between Botox® and Facial Fillers?

November 21, 2017 | Blog

Facial rejuvenation comes in many forms. These days, patients who seek to improve their appearance have more options than ever. Most notable among cosmetic services for the face are cosmetic injectables treatments. Whether you are dealing with wrinkles, sun damage, the loss of facial volume, or other cosmetic issues, an injectables treatment at AYA™ Medical Spa can help refresh the face and provide a more youthful appearance. Despite their immense popularity, it can still be difficult for patients (especially first-time patients) to understand the differences between neuromodulators like Botox® Cosmetic Injections and facial fillers. That’s why the skincare experts at AYA™ are here to set the record straight on cosmetic injectables to help patients decide which treatments are right for them.

Why Patients Choose Botox®

Neuromodulators like Botox® Cosmetic Injections and Dysport® are the most popular cosmetic injectable on the market. This is largely due to their versatility and effectiveness for treating aesthetic issues on the face. Botox® is also FDA-approved to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, and treat the area between a patient’s eyes. Botox® Cosmetic Injections work by safely relaxing the upper facial muscles to help cut down the number of visible lines and creases on the skin that are caused by expressive movement.

Why Patients Choose Facial Fillers

Facial Fillers are injectable substances used to fill in areas of the face that have lost volume over time. Unlike Botox®, which is used to treat lines that occur during muscle contraction, fillers are able to handle facial lines that appear even when the muscles are motionless. We commonly recommend fillers for patients who seek to add lost volume to their cheeks, mid-face or lips to replenish the appearance of their face. Fillers can also help patients who want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

For some patients, there is no need to choose between these two approaches to facial rejuvenation. Since Botox® and facial filler treatments are able to effectively address different areas of the face, they can complement each other perfectly to provide even more comprehensive results. Botox® and Dysport® Injections relax the underlying facial muscle while the facial fillers plump up the skin and smooth out existing lines and wrinkles. Combining your facial filler treatments with Botox® or Dysport® can often lead to best, longest-lasting facial rejuvenation results.

With so many fantastic injectable treatments for the face on the market today, people don’t need to settle for anything less than a revitalized, more youthful facial appearance. But in order to get the most out of your cosmetic injectables treatment, we recommend seeing the experienced cosmetic injectors at AYA™. Our licensed providers pride themselves on delivering the best injectables results possible using a wide variety of cutting edge treatment techniques including AQUAGOLD® fine touch™. To schedule an injectables appointment today, please contact AYA™ Medical Spa today or stop by any of our three Atlanta and Alpharetta locations (Avalon, Phipps Plaza, Northside). You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more skincare tips, news, and more.