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Botox Versus Fillers: Which One Is Right For You?

Why do we get wrinkles? For one thing, your skin changes as you age, becoming less elastic and more delicate. On top of that, repeated facial expressions, thinning skin, and loss of volume all contribute to the development of fine lines and wrinkles across your face.

Wrinkles are a natural part of getting older, but they can be frustrating and embarrassing. If you’re unhappy with the signs of age your face is showing, it’s time to learn more about cosmetic treatments for wrinkle reduction.

Injectable treatments, like Botox® and dermal fillers, work to restore lost volume and smooth out your lines and wrinkles. These two types of injectables are among the most popular cosmetic treatments for men and women alike. But if you’re not familiar with the treatments, sometimes it’s hard to know which option is right for you.

The experts at Eterna Vein & Medical Aesthetics can help. Our aesthetic specialists offer BOTOX, Juvéderm®, and other injectables to treat facial wrinkles, helping you look and feel your best. Call the office to make an appointment today.

The benefits of Botox treatments

The brands of injectable neuromodulators we use are BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®, both of which are forms of botulinum toxin.

BOTOX is FDA-approved to temporarily treat moderate to severe crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines. Dysport is approved to treat forehead and frown lines as well. These wrinkles are often some of the first to develop, and they result from repeated facial expressions.

Crow’s feet are the fine lines that form around the corners of your eyes due to UV exposure, loss of collagen, and squinting your eyes. Frown lines and forehead lines can develop from furrowing your brow or and making other facial expressions over the years.

Botox and Dysport work by relaxing the muscles below the surface of your skin that cause these facial wrinkles to develop. The injections temporarily relax muscles and smooth wrinkles.

BOTOX and Dysport treatments take just about 10 minutes. Each patient is unique and the number of injections our experts recommend for you may vary. Injections can feel like a small pinch, and most patients experience minimal downtime after treatment.

You can expect your results to begin developing within 24-48 hours after treatment. For most patients, results achieved with BOTOX and Dysport last up to four months. Our experts at Eterna Vein & Medical Aesthetics often recommend ongoing treatment to maintain your look.

The benefits of cosmetic fillers

Dermal fillers work by replacing lost volume to smooth the lines and wrinkles etched in your skin. At Eterna Vein & Medical Aesthetics, we offer a suite of fillers to patients, including Juvéderm, Restylane®, and RADIESSE®.

Juvéderm and Restylane contain hyaluronic acid which fills and plumps skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that attracts water and helps moisturize the skin. RADIESSE uses calcium hydroxylapatite to boost volume.

Dermal fillers can address a variety of lines and wrinkles, including:

  • Smile lines

  • Marionette lines

  • Nasolabial folds

  • Jowls

  • Sagging cheeks

Injectable fillers immediately add volume below the surface of your skin to erase the look of lines and wrinkles, and many fillers stimulate collagen production for long-lasting results. Depending on the treatment you receive, you can expect your results to last anywhere from three months to two years.

Cosmetic fillers like Juvéderm and RADIESSE can do more than fill in lines and wrinkles. They can plump lips, lift cheeks, and even restore lost volume in the backs of your hands. Whatever your concern, our team at Eterna Vein & Medical Aesthetics can help you feel more confident with cosmetic treatments.

If you’re bothered by lines and wrinkles around your eyes or on your forehead, BOTOX may be right for you. If you have lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth, or you’re embarrassed by loss of volume in your cheeks or lips, dermal fillers can help. If you’d like to treat all of these areas of your face, we can design a treatment plan that uses both types of treatments to enhance your appearance.

You don’t have to live with embarrassing fine lines and wrinkles. Let our experts at Eterna Vein & Medical Aesthetics help you find the right cosmetic injectable treatments for your skin. Call our office in Puyallup, Washington, at 253-268-3400 to schedule your consultation.


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