Aside from achieving a healthy body, maintaining younger-looking skin is also at the top of most people’s list.
Thanks to aesthetic treatments and skin care products, the goal of achieving youthful skin is now easier than ever to accomplish. The only question left is which procedure to go for.
In this article, we will talk about the similarities and differences between neurotoxins and fillers and the benefits they provide. Read on to know more.
What Are Cosmetic Injectables?
Let’s start with cosmetic injectables. These refer to a category of medical procedures that uses injections to improve and enhance a person’s physical appearance.
As such, these are injected into the skin or underlying tissues to reduce the signs of aging and enhance facial features, among other cosmetic concerns.
These treatments are performed by trained medical professionals and are offered in medspas like Restore Center for Aesthetics.
Dermal Fillers vs. Neurotoxins
In general, there are two kinds of injectables: dermal fillers and neurotoxins.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Facial fillers, more commonly known as dermal fillers, are safe and effective injectables that help with facial rejuvenation by enhancing the lips, restoring facial volume, correcting scars, and reducing wrinkles.
Unlike invasive cosmetic procedures, dermal fillers are quick and pain-free; this makes fillers a more suitable option for patients who want to address multiple signs of aging without going under the knife.
Popular Dermal Filler Brands
Hyaluronic Acid Based
There are many brands of dermal fillers, many of which consist of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) — a naturally occurring substance found in the body that’s responsible for skin elasticity and firmness. Some of the most popular HA fillers include Juvederm and the RHA collection.
Juvederm is a well-established brand of hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers used for adding volume to the lips, smoothing fine lines, lifting and contouring the cheeks, and augmenting the chin. Like most fillers, Juvederm typically provides immediate results, with effects that can last from six months to two years, depending on the individual and treatment plan.
The RHA Collection is a newer line of dermal fillers that closely mimics the natural HA found in our skin. These fillers are designed to be more dynamic and flexible, allowing them to adapt to facial movements and expressions. In turn, this makes the results appear more natural and subtle without looking “overdone.”
The RHA Collection includes different lines for different treatment areas, providing effects that can last anywhere from 12 to 15 months.
Alternatively, Bellafill® is an FDA-approved dermal filler made from collagen and microspheres of PMMA. It’s used to smooth deep smile lines and acne scars by injecting it into the face. What makes it unique is that it not only provides immediate results but also stimulates your body’s collagen production for up to 5 years.
Like other collagen fillers, BellaFill is used to address volume loss, lines, and scars.
What are Neurotoxins?
On the other hand, neurotoxins are injectables that temporarily freeze muscle movements to prevent dynamic (expression) wrinkles and fine lines from appearing. These are normally found on the upper face such as crows feet and the vertical and horizontal wrinkles in the forehead. And preventing damaging habits such as grinding resulting in facial slimming.
Popular Neurotoxin Brands
While Botox stands as the most common, widely-known neurotoxin on the market, many new options are coming out that are comparable in effectiveness yet have their unique characteristics. One of the latest neurotoxins that’s been making waves is Daxxify.
Daxxify stands out as a unique option in comparison to Botox and similar products, as it contains an innovative peptide rather than human and animal byproducts. This distinctive formulation not only guarantees that patients achieve equivalent results but also offers a more natural approach. Remarkably, patients have reported that the effects of Daxxify can last longer, up to 6-9 months.
Which Injectable Is Right For You?
Dermal fillers are your go-to choice for achieving fuller lips, adding volume to your face, and addressing fine lines or deep folds. On the other hand, neurotoxins are the preferred option for reducing the visibility of dynamic wrinkles like crow’s feet and glabellar lines, or for taking preventive steps against future signs of aging.
Whichever path you choose, these injectables can help you achieve your skin care goals with the help of an experienced provider such as Restore Center for Aesthetics.
Still not sure which injectable is ideal for you? Call us today or visit our clinic in Munster, IN, and our expert team will ensure the best treatment plan to meet your specific needs and unlock your best results!