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Should I Get Botox® and Fillers or Just One or the Other?

Should I Get Botox® and Fillers or Just One or the Other?

As you age, changes in the surface and deep layers of your skin result in visible differences. With today’s cosmetic anti-aging options, you can take control of your own aging process, maintaining the appearance that makes you feel most comfortable.

At Longoria OBGYN in El Paso, Texas, Dr. Leonardo Longoria and his team prioritize your cosmetic anti-aging goals. We offer both injectable Botox® and dermal filler treatments. You may also opt to use both Botox and fillers in combination.

So which treatment, or treatment combination, is right for you? Here’s what you need to know.

Why opt for Botox?

Botox is an extremely popular option for cosmetic anti-aging treatment, and for good reason! Dr. Longoria uses a light hand to inject safe, targeted doses of Botox into areas of concern. Then, the Botox works to selectively still the subdermal facial muscle movements that create and display dynamic wrinkles.

Dynamic wrinkles occur wherever your skin creases as you move your face. Dynamic wrinkles can be found across your forehead, at the top of your nose (bunny lines), at the corners of your eyes (crow’s feet), and at the sides of your mouth. If these are your primary areas of aesthetic concern, Botox could be the right solution for you.

The effects of Botox last for 3-4 months, more or less, and can be repeated as desired to maintain your rejuvenated, wrinkle-free appearance. Dr. Longoria takes care with your Botox treatments to ensure that, while dynamic wrinkles won’t be apparent, your facial expressiveness isn’t compromised.

The aesthetic benefits of dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are injectables and in most cases based on hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in your skin. A variety of dermal filler products let you specifically adjust areas of your skin where subdermal changes have resulted in a loss of fullness, causing the surface of your skin to wrinkle and sag.

You can use dermal fillers to plump up your lips or cheeks, or even to reduce the appearance of a double chin. Dermal fillers work on static wrinkles like nasolabial folds or marionette lines.

At Longoria OBGYN, we use Allergan dermal fillers, most notably the Juvéderm® line, with specialized products including Voluma®, Vollure®, and Volbella®. Your results last for 6-18 months and can be refreshed as needed. Dermal fillers can also easily be dissolved, allowing you to adjust your appearance as desired.

When you should choose both Botox and fillers

If you’re looking for a whole-face makeover that reduces or erases both dynamic and static lines and wrinkles, doubling up on Botox and specific dermal fillers could be your best approach. Talk to Dr. Longoria and his team about your age-related cosmetic concerns, and we can design the ideal cosmetic procedure plan to achieve and maintain your desired end appearance.

Learn more about how Botox and dermal fillers can roll back the years on your face by contacting Longoria OBGYN today. Schedule your consultation online or over the phone today.

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