Botox vs. Fillers. What’s the difference?

IN RIVERSIDE, CA

Posted by Dr. Hardesty



About Neuromodulators

There are limitless options on the market claiming to achieve a rejuvenated appearance and take the years off your face, but Botox has become the household name of non-surgical procedures. This popular injectable has become synonymous to obtaining a youthful look by ironing out wrinkles and fine lines. However, Botox is not the only product with this mechanism of action. It is actually a brand name belonging to a group of similar neuromodulators.They work by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkling when repeated facial expressions are implemented.  Specfically neuromodulators work by preventing the local  production of neurotransmitter.

 An analogy: like your car running out of fuel… The engine doesn’t start … The local nerves injected don’t work ( lack of fuel)  resulting in the muscles not contracting. These products include Botox, Xeomin and Dysport. They work by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkling when repeated facial expressions are implemented. Common treatment areas include the “11’s” aka frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes.

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About Fillers

So if neuromodulators relax facial muscles to prevent and soften wrinkles, what do fillers do? Depending on the site and severity, there is a variety to choose from. They can restore volume to the mid-face along with plumping out folds and wrinkles, soften the small smile lines, fill the valleys of marionette lines, as well as provide volume and improve contouring. Some even work with the body in order to build natural collagen.

Depending on your anatomy different classes of fillers can be used:

  •  Hyaluronics: Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, etc.
  •  Collagen stimulants: Sculptra
  •  Calcium hydroxyapatite:  Radiesse
  •  Fat: harvest, purify and inject your own fat

In the realm of facial and body enhancement and rejuvenation using non-surgical procedures, the infinite choices of products and trends can be overwhelming, but due to safety and efficacy, injectables are here to stay! Call us at (951) 686-7600 for a consultation to see which treatments are best suited for you!

One Goal, Many Options

The most important factor to consider for your procedure or treatment is seeking the opinion and services of a skilled, experienced and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who are experts in techniques. The Imagine Plastic Surgery team uniquely provides the full array of both non surgical and surgical alternatives thus filling our motto of “One Goal, Many Options.” For over 30 years Dr. Hardesty, an award winning, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, has proudly been serving Riverside and San Bernardino counties of the Inland Empire and the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Corona, Chino Hills and Redlands. For over 30 years Dr. Hardesty and the Staff of Imagine Plastic Surgery have provided comprehensive Cosmetic Plastic Surgery services and procedures to Riverside and San Bernardino counties of the Inland Empire and the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Corona, Chino Hills and Redlands.

What is the cost?

At Imagine Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety a different procedures that all vary in prices. We strive in being transparent to all potential patients and being up front with how much our services may cost. For more information regarding the costs and prices, visit our plastic surgery prices page!

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