The Quest for the Perfect Injectable: Botox vs. Dermal Fillers

One of the common concerns we get from first-time visitors here at our Lehi dermatology practice is which injectable suits them well. Should they choose to have Botox? Or will they opt for dermal fillers instead? Although both types of injectables can complement each other and may be done altogether, they are not interchangeable.

When to Choose Botox

Botox is perfect for you if you have active wrinkles and facial lines — the ones that are formed by frequent involuntary contraction of the muscles in your face such as the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, and furrows in your forehead. Results are noticeable within a week of injection and could last between 3 to 4 months.

If you’d like to explore further about injectables that could improve the appearance of active facial lines, Dysport and Xeomin are Botox alternatives that you might want to look into as well.

When to Choose Dermal Fillers

As their name implies, derma fillers “fill” facial fold and contours. They are ideal for replacing volume loss which is quite apparent as you age. Most fillers contain naturally-occurring substances such as fat, hyaluronic acid, and collagen.

Fillers should be your choice of injectable if you want to reduce the appearance of folds around the eyes, nose, mouth, and forehead. They can also be used to to improve the appearance of scars and rejuvenate the hands.

The best way to figure out which injectable suits you best is to talk to a highly experienced injector who also understands not just how fillers work but also the anatomical aspects and possible risks associated with each type of injectable.

A consultation with Dr. Myers will help you figure out which injectable  is suitable for your cosmetic goals and preferences. Call us now at 801-768-8800 or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Myers to learn more about dermal fillers.  We look forward to your visit!