Botox Versus Fillers: Which Aesthetic Treatment is Right For Me?

Once upon a time, not that long ago, the only way to make your face look younger was to undergo surgery. Now, noninvasive procedures, like Botox® and fillers, can make your face look years younger without undergoing the knife.

But which of these minimally invasive cosmetic treatments are right for you?

Dr. Daniel Maenner at The Doctor’s House in West New York, New Jersey, will help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Here’s what he wants you to know about Botox and dermal fillers.

What is Botox?

Botox injections are derived from a neurotoxin known as botulinum toxin. Botox was originally used in the 1970s to treat crossed eyes. Before long, scientists discovered that small doses could also safely and temporarily immobilize facial muscles that cause certain fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox is a great treatment for forehead wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet, and lines between your nose and mouth. During your appointment, Dr. Maenner injects small amounts of Botox into the muscles causing unwanted lines. The injections make muscles relax and cause the skin above them to relax and smooth out. 

In the past, Botox injections could make you look frozen. Today, Dr. Maenner uses tiny amounts of Botox to achieve a more natural and rested look. This quick, 10-minute treatment comes with minimal discomfort and downtime. You can see results within 24-48 hours, and the results can last up to four months.

To maintain your rested look, you should get Botox injections every 3-4 months. The injections have a cumulative effect, so results can last even longer as you get more treatments.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers can erase the ravages of time on your face.

Unlike Botox, which paralyzes muscles, dermal fillers restore volume to your face, which typically decreases with time. There are several different types of dermal fillers available. We use Radiesse®

The Radiesse filler formula is composed of gel and calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. When Dr.Maenner injects Radiesse into your treatment site, the gel plumps lost volume in the area, while the calcium hydroxylapatite triggers collagen production. Collagen is a protein in your connective tissue that gives your skin structure and a firm yet supple appearance.

Radiesse dermal filler is a good option if you’re trying to correct the following problems:

You’ll see immediate results from dermal filler treatments. The procedure requires no downtime, although you may see some bruising for a few days. You can also expect your natural-looking results to last a year or longer.

To learn which minimally invasive treatment option can help restore a more youthful look, you can book an appointment by calling The Doctor’s House at 201-869-6220, or by using our online booking tool.

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