Differences Between Botox and Facial Fillers

Cosmetic injections have taken the world by storm. While plastic surgery is still an option for permanent facial transformations, injectable cosmetics can be a less-invasive and quicker option to make subtle changes to the face. Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic injections, but there are also many facial fillers that can be used for improving the beauty and youthfulness of the face. Here are the differences between Botox and facial fillers, and how they can be used separately or together.

Botox Basics

Botox is FDA-approved to diminish certain lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox works by relaxing muscle contractions that cause certain lines to appear. Frown lines between the brows or on the forehead are treatable with Botox, as are crow’s feet around the eyes. The injections take a few days to begin working and the treatment lasts for 3- 6 months before the effects wear off.

Facial Filler Basics

Facial fillers add volume under the skin. There are dozens of different fillers that can be used to smooth wrinkles or add volume to lips, skin or cheeks. Some can help increase collagen in the skin and are often used to create a more youthful appearance. The effects of facial fillers do fade, lasting from a few months up to two years, depending on the type of filler.

Using Botox and Facial Fillers Together

While both Botox and facial fillers can be used to smooth lines and wrinkles, they achieve it differently. Botox works on lines that only appear with muscle contraction, while fillers work even when the face is relaxed. When used together by an experienced plastic surgeon, Botox and facial fillers can create a more youthful appearance without surgery.

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Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 288-0641

Best Facial Procedures for Anti-Aging

Times does not stop, and the years of your life eventually are evident on your face. Daily care and protection for your skin can help slow the aging process, but even with a meticulous skincare routine, lines, wrinkles and sagging will occur. When these changes become more and more pronounced, you may begin looking at cosmetic treatments to slow the process of aging. Here some of the best surgical and non-surgical procedures for anti-aging which are available at many plastic surgery clinics and med spas.

Botox, Dysport or Xeomin Injections

One of the first predominant clues of your age may be the frown lines that appear on your brow or the lines by your eyes. Botox and similar other injections like Dysport and Xeomin can erase these deep frown lines and crow’s feet temporarily with a quick visit to your plastic surgeon.

Dermal Fillers

Skin loses volume with age and the elasticity of the skin wanes. Dermal fillers can replace lost volume in the skin, restoring a more youthful appearance. Dermal injections can diminish lines and wrinkles, as well as restore fullness to lips, cheeks and temples. Some also help improve collagen production for better elasticity.

Surgical Lifts

Many different types of surgical lifts can turn back the hands of time for facial rejuvenation. Complete facelifts, neck lifts, brow lifts, eye lifts and cheek lifts can all remove excess skin and elevate skin and tissue. This can fight the effects of gravity, helping your face and neck look many years younger.

Aging can be slowed, and youthfulness can be restored through facial procedures completed by a plastic surgeon. Find out more about these top cosmetic treatments by scheduling a consultation with your local facial plastic surgeon.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

How Fat Transfers Can Reduce Facial Aging

One of the reasons the face begins to change as you get older is the loss of volume under the skin. Temples become hollow, lips are thinner, the cheeks are sunken, and the skin can sag. Fat loss and reduction of collagen in the skin can create a skeletal appearance to the face which is equated with old age. Even a facelift does not always hide the skeletal appearance if too much volume is lost. Fat transfers can use fat from your own body to restore a more youthful appearance to the face without invasive surgery.

How Do Facial Fat Transfers Work?

There are many dermal fillers and implants that can add volume to the face, but none ofter the low risk and permanence of fat transfers. In this procedure, fat is removed from another area on the body, usually the abdomen or hip/thigh region through liposuction. The fat is purified to remove excess fluids and then can be injected into the face. Since the fat comes from your own body, there is no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection, which can occur with dermal fillers or implants.

Fat transfer injections can be placed in various areas to combat aging. Common spots that lose fat and increase aging in the face include the temples, checks and lips. When strategically placed by a talented plastic surgeon, fat transfers can help reshape the face and lips, reducing eye bags, wrinkles, a skeletal appearance and other signs of aging.

If you are interested in learning more about how fat transfers can help improve youthfulness in your face, contact a local plastic surgeon that offers this procedure at their clinic.

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Kami Parsa, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 777-8880