What Do Neurotoxins Do vs. Dermal Fillers…Which do “I” Need?
Lines and creases are usually the first signs of aging to appear on your face. When you’re looking for treatment options to help you look and feel your best, it can be overwhelming – in today’s world, there are so many products and treatments to rejuvenate skin – how do you know which would create the look you envision?
BOTOX, Xeomin, and Dysport and dermal fillers all fall into the realm of cosmetic injectables. While they’re both used to treat the visible signs of aging, their uses are very different. These non-invasive treatments can help soften lines and creases, loss of volume, areas of skin laxity, and to restore the underlying scaffolding of your skin. Which treatment is best for you is based on your skin type and quality and what you hope to accomplish.
Types of wrinkles: Dynamic and static
Different cosmetic injectables are used to treat different types of wrinkles. Not all wrinkles are created equal!
- Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repeated muscle contractions just beneath the surface of the skin. You can find these on your forehead, between the eyebrows, and surrounding your eyes.
- Static wrinkles are typically the result of sun exposure (this is one of the reasons why wearing sunscreen is so important). Other factors that lead to static wrinkles include smoking, pollution, poor nutrition, or genetic makeup.
- Wrinkle folds are caused by a thinning and weakening of the skin structure, resulting in deeper creases such as nasolabial folds (from the nose to corners of the mouth, or smile lines).
Is BOTOX right for me?
BOTOX falls into the category of cosmetic injectables known as neurotoxins or neuromodulators. When injected into the facial muscles, BOTOX interrupts the signals from your central nervous system, which causes them to contract. The product temporarily paralyzes these muscles, smoothing dynamic wrinkles and causing the muscles to relax. The smoothing effect not only leaves you looking younger but prevents movement in these muscles, it prevents new lines from forming. BOTOX may not be the right neurotoxin for everyone though, so we also offer Xeomin and Dysport.
Should I get treatment with dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Radiesse are used to treat static wrinkles and wrinkle folds. As your skin begins to age, it can no longer produce collagen and elastin as it did in your younger years. These essential compounds form the underlying scaffolding of your skin, giving it volume and a youthful, firm, supple quality. As you produce less collagen and elastin, this causes the skin to sag and droop. Dermal fillers are injected strategically to reinforce this underlying structure, lifting areas that need a boost, and filling in static wrinkles.
What will work best for me?
Which type of cosmetic injectable you need will be determined by which kind of wrinkles you have and what signs of aging you wish to treat. Our nurse injector and plastic surgeons take the time to evaluate your specific needs, educate you on your options, and develop a patient-centered treatment plan.
Why should I choose Rashid Putman Plastic Surgery for cosmetic injectables?
Beauty is as unique as you are. At Rashid Putman Plastic Surgery, we seek to enhance and preserve your natural beauty and allow your best features to shine through. Our experienced nurse injector and plastic surgeons are committed to helping you achieve your unique goals.