Fillers vs. Botox: Which Is Right for You?

Just decades ago, people thought wrinkles and sagging skin were permanent. But thanks to cosmetic injectables like Botox® and dermal fillers, we now have a way to reverse the unwelcome signs of aging. What’s more, we can turn back the clock with ultra-quick, convenient treatments. 

At Revive Medical Aesthetics in Longview, Washington, Dawn Woods, ARNP, and our expert team offer both Botox and fillers to help people achieve their cosmetic goals. Some people choose just one of these options, while others combine both for more dramatic anti-aging effects.

Which treatment is right for you? Use this guide to find out.

The basics of Botox

Botox injections have become increasingly popular in recent years. That’s because they give you a quick, proven way to get rid of dynamic wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that develop because you make the same facial expressions over and over. 

In other words, Botox gives you a way to smooth:

Getting Botox takes just minutes, and you don’t have any downtime afterward. The results from Botox usually last three to four months. 

Getting a feel for fillers

While Botox effectively treats dynamic wrinkles, it can’t do anything for another sign of aging: volume loss. As your skin makes less collagen through the years, you see increased drooping in your skin, particularly in the lower half of your face. With this volume loss, you get deeper facial folds, thinner lips, and sagging jowls. 

Fortunately, dermal fillers are designed to directly combat this sign of aging. By injecting fillers where your face needs it, our team can restore the youthful contours to your face. 

This treatment can give you:

Like Botox, dermal fillers are a quick, no-downtime treatment. The results generally last longer, though, with some dermal fillers lasting a year or more. 

Using Botox and fillers together

Because Botox and fillers treat different signs of aging, they can be powerful when used in tandem. With Botox to smooth the wrinkles forming on the top part of your face and fillers to restore volume in the lower portion of your face, you get a way to turn back the clock for your entire appearance.

If you think Botox, fillers, or a combination treatment might be right for you, don’t hesitate to contact our team. We can help you put the right cosmetic injectable program in place for your cosmetic goals. To get started, call our team at Revive Medical Aesthetics or email us at today.

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