Difference Between BOTOX and Dermal Fillers?
Modern aesthetic technology has advanced in leaps and bounds, and it is now possible to look years younger without surgery – and millions of people are enjoying the benefits. Two of the most common age-defying injectables are neuromodulators (such as BOTOX) and dermal fillers. These injectables produce amazing results but in entirely different ways.
Are all cosmetic injectables created equal?
Injectables fall into two separate categories.
- Neuromodulators like BOTOX work by interrupting the neural signals from your brain to the muscles in your face. Years of making facial expressions will begin to etch lines and wrinkles into your face and can leave you looking tired or unhappy, even on your best days. When injected precisely into the correct facial muscles, the lines and creases smooth and soften. You will have to wait three to seven days to see the full effect develop.
- Dermal fillers help to restore lost facial volume in the cheeks, under the eyes, laugh lines, frown lines and chin wrinkles, plump lips and smooth unsightly lip lines. These injectables are hyaluronic acid based, for a soft, natural effect. You will see – and enjoy – the results instantly.
How long do cosmetic injectables last?
The results of dermal fillers are lasting, but will require retreatment on a regular basis, as your body absorbs the filler. Each filler has been designed to treat specific facial areas. Depending upon which filler is used, the results may last six months or up to two years. The results of BOTOX typically last between three and four months before it is time for a touch-up.
Are cosmetic injectables safe?
Yes. The cosmetic injectables used by Dr. Jonathan Pontell have all been extensively tested and are FDA-approved. There are, however, a few people who should avoid cosmetic injectables. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant should not undergo these treatments. It is important to discuss any concerns you have with your surgeon before you receive BOTOX or dermal fillers to be sure you understand the risks and are comfortable with the treatment.
You may not realize it, but you probably know many, many women – and men – who rely on BOTOX and dermal fillers to stay looking young and fresh. A delicate and meticulous injection technique makes all the difference in achieving a natural look, so choose your injector carefully!
Why should I choose Dr. Pontell?
So, you’ve decided you’d like to do something about the visible signs of facial aging. What now? The most critical point in a beautiful facial enhancement with injectables lies in the skills of your injector. Dr. Jonathan Pontell is a Philadelphia board-certified plastic surgeon with a deep understanding of facial muscle structure and symmetry. His patients trust his ability to create a very natural-looking, age-defying result.