Dermal fillers, Botox®, Dysport®, & Xeomin® are popular cosmetic treatments designed to deliver a smoother and more youthful appearance. But it’s important to understand the differences between them in order to determine which will best address your specific skincare concerns. All four are non-invasive (non-surgical), administered by injection in your practitioner’s office. However, each one promises different results from specially designed formulations.
Check out the following explanation of each in order to determine which is best for you…
Decide on Dermal Fillers if…
… you are concerned about skin that appears to be thinning in certain spots, most often along the lower half of your face. Thinning skin, often seen around the lips, mouth, and cheeks is simply a symptom of the aging process. But, just because it’s natural doesn’t mean you have to settle for thin skin. Dermal fillers, as the name suggests, fill in or plump up those thin spaces, and can also be used to smooth wrinkles across the forehead or help soften rough spots due to scarring. Popular brands that we offer include Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Bellafill®, Restylane®, Sculptra®, Belotero Balance®, along with some other options.
Botox® is Your Best Bet if…
… you’re anxious to erase facial lines and wrinkles, often concentrated around the eyes and along the forehead. Again, these lines are just the result of facial expressions — totally natural, but definitely fixable. Botox® works by freezing the facial muscles around these lines and creases, which creates a more youthful appearance. Results generally last between three to four months.
The Dysport® Difference
Similar to Botox®, Dysport® is another option that specifically targets marionette lines, more commonly referred to as frown lines. Results typically appear faster than Botox®, generally as soon as 1-2 days, making this an ideal option for anyone attending a special or last-minute event. Patients can expect the results to last as long as Botox® treatments. Individuals who have developed a resistance to Botox® will want to consider Dysport®.
Extra Special Care from Xeomin®
Just as Dysport® specifically tackles frown lines, Xeomin® was developed to smooth glabellar lines — frown lines between the eyebrows. Similar to Dysport®, results can be seen rather quickly, usually between 3-4 days, with results generally lasting up to three months; however, the duration may be shorter or longer depending on the individual.
Trust an Expert Evaluation
Depending on your skincare concerns, you might consider combining the best of both worlds and booking an appointment for Botox®, Dysport® or Xeomin® injections, along with a dermal filler for maximum results in one shot.