BOTOX® vs. Dermal Fillers: Choosing What’s Right for You

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BOTOX and dermal fillers are both popular nonsurgical treatments among our Phoenix plastic surgery patients. They smooth out wrinkles, fade imperfections, and reduce other common signs of aging. However, some patients are unfamiliar with the differences between these injectables. How can they tell which treatment is right for them and their aesthetic goals?

BOTOX Cosmetic

BOTOX is a versatile product that can treat a variety of issues for patients in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. It is mainly used to prevent wrinkles in areas such as the forehead, brow, lips, and corners of the eyes. BOTOX achieves this wrinkle reduction by relaxing overactive facial muscles that pull and tug on the skin. When the muscles don’t contract, the skin remains smooth and you can enjoy a wrinkle-free look.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are similar in that they can also fight wrinkles, but they do it through different means. Rather than relaxing muscles, fillers plump up the skin and “fill” in wrinkles by supporting them from beneath the skin’s surface. Fillers can also add flattering volume to other areas of the face, such as the lips and cheeks. Most fillers use an active ingredient called hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body.

BOTOX and dermal fillers have their own unique benefits, but they can also be combined for comprehensive results. Talk with your injector to decide which treatment is best for your personal needs.

At Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery, we have three highly trained master aesthetic nurses on staff to help you look and feel your best. Contact us today or call (480) 423-1973 to schedule your BOTOX or dermal filler appointment today.

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