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Should I Get Botox or Fillers or Both?

Nov 15, 2021

As you get older, several things happen that change how your skin looks. Your body begins producing less collagen, which is an important protein that contributes to the structure of your skin. You also begin to see the results of sun damage and of making the same facial expressions thousands of times. 

At The Well Path, our team of experts, led by Dr. Jamé Haskett, want you to feel and look your best as you pursue a life well-lived. We know that aging gracefully can be difficult, but the right skin care treatments can make it much easier! We can help you decide what’s likely to work best for you, Botox® or dermal fillers, or some other skin care treatment. 

What you need to know about Botox and fillers

Botox has been around for a long time, so you may already be aware that it’s made from Botulinum toxin, the substance that can cause food poisoning. It’s safe, though, and is used to lessen the appearance of wrinkles, to treat migraines, and to help people who sweat more than they should. 

When used to smooth wrinkles, Botox is injected into the muscles that contract and cause the wrinkle. It temporarily paralyzes those muscles and prevents the wrinkle. 

Dermal fillers work a bit differently. They fill in the area where your wrinkle is, smoothing it. There are many different types of fillers with varying ingredients. The best one for you depends on many factors, and Dr. Haskett discusses your skin needs and your goals before recommending the most appropriate filler for you. 

All of the products we use are: 

  • FDA-approved
  • Minimally invasive
  • Convenient and don’t require much, if any, downtime

Botox and fillers: similarities and differences

Both types of treatment can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and can help to make your face look fuller. They are both also administered via injection. But that’s where the similarities end, because the two treatments offer solutions to different problems. 

Botox is best for smoothing crow’s feet, wrinkles on your forehead, lines from frowning, and the marionette lines from your nose to your mouth. For Botox to continue being effective, you need to have a treatment every few months. 

Dermal fillers add volume to smooth your wrinkles and work best for the wrinkles that may appear around your mouth or your nose (not the ones that run between them). Another difference is that fillers usually last much longer, sometimes for a few years. 

Fillers can also be used to make your lips look fuller or to plump up the area beneath your cheekbones. Fillers may also be used to minimize the look of acne scars. 

Which is better, Botox or fillers? 

To know which treatment will best meet your needs, schedule a consultation at The Well Path. We’ll discuss your goals and explain which services we think will best meet your needs. 

It’s important to get either treatment by a fully licensed, highly trained professional like Dr. Haskett. Injectables aren’t safe when administered by someone without the proper education and background. 

If you aren’t happy with how you look, don’t just live with it. Feeling good about your appearance improves your confidence, and that can have a positive impact on all areas of your life. Schedule an appointment with us today! 

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