Botox vs. Fillers: Which Treatment Is Best for Me?

Botox® and dermal fillers both diminish the noticeable signs of aging. Botox reduces the appearance of wrinkles, while fillers replace lost volume under the skin. Together, the two popular treatments counteract aging skin by improving tone and elasticity. 

The best part? Neither requires the long recovery or expense of a surgical face-lift. And when administered by experts, like the team those at Peach Medical Group with offices in Yuma and Tuscon, Arizona, both Botox and fillers have a high level of satisfaction and low risk of side effects. 

The experienced care providers at Peach Medical Group want you to understand Botox and fillers, so you can choose the treatment best for you. These popular anti-aging remedies complement rather than replace one another, and depending on your goals, you can choose one or both to soften the lines, wrinkles, and hollowed cheeks that age you.

All about Botox

Botox injections were first used to combat muscle spasms associated with ocular medical conditions, like eyelid twitching or closing (blepharospasm), which can make it impossible to see clearly. When physicians noticed these eyelid injections had anti-wrinkling side effects, researchers started to develop the product for cosmetic use. 

Since 2002, when it was approved for use by the FDA, BOTOX Cosmetic remains the most popular injectable therapy for reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. It works by relaxing the underlying muscles that create lines on the surface of your skin when you smile, frown, or make other facial expressions. 

When administered by a trained professional, like the team at Peach Medical Group, Botox injections leave you looking naturally youthful. These injections gently soften the appearance of wrinkles and can even help prevent deeper lines from forming as you age.

The down-low on dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected just below your skin’s surface. These injectables smooth wrinkles and restore facial volume you naturally lose as you age. You can use fillers in different places for different effects. For example, dermal fillers can smooth creases at your lip line, bring back fullness in your cheeks, and reduce laugh lines around your nose and mouth.

Since they provide a minimally invasive alternative to combating the signs of aging, fillers are steadily growing in popularity. Created from naturally occurring substances, like the hyaluronic acid your body naturally produces to maintain hydration, fillers are safe when administered by a trained expert, like the team members at Peach Medical Group.

Should I choose Botox or fillers?

Your choice of Botox or dermal fillers depends on your skin goals. Botox softens the appearance of crow’s feet around your eyes, reduces forehead wrinkles, and addresses frown lines between your eyebrows. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, can plump your lips and restore volume to hollowed cheeks and temples.

Though some people choose one or the other, clients opting for a combined treatment approach typically experience the best results. At Peach Medical Group, we discuss your goals, expectations, and options before helping you choose your treatment plan. 

How can I start on the path to younger skin?

Start your anti-aging journey today and look younger for the holidays! To find out how the team at Peach Medical Group can help you look and feel your best with Botox and dermal fillers, contact our office, or book online now!

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