Dermal Fillers vs. Botox Injectables

As women start to notice fine lines and wrinkles they often want to find ways to reduce the appearance and achieve a more youthful look. Two popular options women look to are dermal fillers and BOTOX® injectables. Park Avenue Esthetics is here to help women in Wallingford, Connecticut, understand the difference and make the best choice for their skin. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

dermal filler being injected into a woman's cheek

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers add volume and fullness to the skin by injecting the substance in areas that have fine lines and wrinkles. There are several types of dermal fillers including:

  • Hyaluronic Acid: This is one of the most common types of dermal fillers since this substance occurs naturally in our body to help plump and hydrate our skin.
  • Hydroxylapatite or poly-L-lactic: These two forms of dermal fillers are made from synthetic materials and are injected into the areas of the face that tend to get fine lines and wrinkles like cheeks and around the mouth to restore volume and smoothness.

woman receiving an injection in her forehead

Botox Injectables

When you get BOTOX® injectables, a type of neuromodulator, your muscles will relax around the parts of your face that cause wrinkles and fine lines. Our certified staff will discuss problem areas with you and begin injecting Botox into the muscles responsible for wrinkles. Botox will cause the muscles to ease, which smooths out the skin and reduces the future appearance of lines and wrinkles.

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One of the main benefits of dermal fillers is their ability to add volume and fullness to the face and restore a more youthful appearance. From plumping up thin lips and filling in hollows under the eyes to creating a more symmetrical face, dermal fillers can help you look and feel your best.
BOTOX® injectables’ primary benefit is reducing the appearance of wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements like frown lines. Typically botox fillers are a preventative measure to reduce the risk of new wrinkles forming.

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Dermal fillers are not a permanent solution and typically will last between six months to two years depending on the area of the face treated. Patients who want this type of service will need regular injections in order to maintain results.

Botox on the other hand can be costly and paying for it several times in a year can be relatively expensive. Luckily, Park Avenue Esthetics offers memberships so you can save money in the long run.

Dermal fillers and BOTOX® injectables are both effective treatments for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Each service has its own unique benefits and our staff at Park Avenue Esthetics in Wallingford, CT, is here to help you discuss what option is best for your desired outcome. Contact us today for more information!

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