Botox versus Dermal Fillers: Which One Is Right for You?

Are lines, wrinkles, fat under the chin, and other signs of aging getting you down? Injectable treatments can offer rejuvenation and help you avoid going under the scalpel for plastic surgery to achieve your aesthetic goals. 

At Robert Andrews Laser & Medical Aesthetics in Colorado Springs, Colorado, our team provides a variety of minimally invasive treatments including injectables like BOTOX® and dermal fillers. We can help you choose the right solution and give you the look you crave. 

Our injectable options

Knowing the difference between all of the different injectable options can help you make your decision easier.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers 

HA fillers like Belotero®, Juvéderm®, and Restylane® are made of a substance that naturally occurs in the body. They can plump out fine lines and wrinkles and will slowly be flushed away by your lymphatic system over time. You can get dermal fillers repeatedly, if desired, to keep your face youthful and smooth.

Synthetic fillers 

Lab-made fillers like Radiesse® (calcium hydroxylapatite) and Sculptra® (poly-L-lactic acid) can prompt new collagen production and are effective on deeper lines and wrinkles. Radiesse can also be used on hand wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking hands

Fat destroyer

The Kybella® injectable destroys fat cells under the chin to improve the look of your profile.

BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) 

Botox temporarily paralyzes the tiny muscles in your face that form wrinkles. You can still talk, smile, laugh, and make other facial expressions — but the muscles won’t tug so much on your skin, and you won’t wrinkle as much as a result. Botox can make your moderate-to-severe frown lines, crows feet, and forehead lines look better and prevent them from getting worse. 

Should you get dermal fillers or Botox?

Botox can only be used on very specific portions of your face, primarily for your forehead, around the corners of your eyes, and between your nose and mouth. It’s the most used and trusted of all injectables, with nearly 7.5 million treatments a year administered in the U.S.

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, can be used on additional areas of your face, plumping out deeper wrinkles and boosting collagen production for a longer-lasting effect. You may be able to combine injectable treatments, using Botox on one area and dermal fillers on another, for example. Talk with your doctor to see which treatment is best for you.

Are you ready for a younger-looking appearance and increased self-confidence? Schedule a free consultation with us today to explore your options for injectable cosmetic enhancement. You can call our office at 719-434-3075 or simply book your appointment online.  

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