Why You May Want a Filler Instead of Botox
It may be tempting to use the terms Juvéderm and Botox interchangeably. After all, they are both injectable treatments that allow you to reduce the appearance of wrinkles without having to undergo invasive surgery. Patients also tend to receive the two treatments at the same time. However, there are multiple reasons why you may want to consider using fillers instead of Botox to get rid of your wrinkles and obtain a more youthful appearance.
Can Eliminate Wrinkles that Appear When You are Not Smiling
Fillers like Juvéderm are the better choice over Botox for certain types of wrinkles. The topmost layer of your skin becomes thinner as you age, and the resulting loss of fullness and elasticity causes wrinkles to appear, even when you do have not an expression on your face. If you have wrinkles that are present when your face is relaxed, a filler can be used to fill in that area to remove the wrinkle. Fillers are an ideal treatment for laugh or smile lines around your mouth and nose, and they are the perfect wrinkle removers for sleep wrinkles and creases on your chin and cheeks. Fillers can also be used for wrinkles that disappear when your face is relaxed, but have become permanent due to age.
Better for Your Skin
Another important reason you may prefer using Juvéderm instead of Botox is the hyaluronic acid that is used in the treatment. While the protein that is used in Botox treatments is also a natural substance, the hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm benefits the skin by providing essential nutrients it needs to retain moisture while adding the volume that can erase the wrinkles. The hyaluronic acid fillers are also available in a range of thicknesses, which means you will be able to receive the filler that is most appropriate for your skin.
Your Results Will Last Longer
Multiple factors determine how long the results of a Juvéderm or Botox treatment will last for each patient. Undergoing other types of treatments and how well you take care of your skin are both factors that could shorten or extended your results. However, your Juvéderm results will typically last 18 to 24 months with each treatment you receive. In comparison, Botox results tend to last for just 3 to 6 months per treatment.
At Sixth Street Dental Aesthetics, we provide professional aesthetic services like Juvéderm and Botox treatments in addition to a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today to learn how we can help you obtain an appealing smile while reducing wrinkle lines.