Botox vs Dermal Fillers Q&A
Dermal fillers and Botox are both injection-based, minimally invasive aesthetic procedures. They may benefit individuals to minimize signs of aging by reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles. Read on to find out more about the benefits of botox and dermal fillers and which one is best for you. Botox and dermal fillers are available at Pacific Coast Aesthetics. For more information, contact us today or simply book an appointment. We are conveniently located at 28 Seascape Village, Aptos, CA 95003.
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If you are debating between getting Botox injections or dermal fillers for a facial rejuvenation treatment, there are several things to keep in mind, including the particular areas or issues you would like addressed, your price range, and if you are looking for a longer-term solution. We provide Botox injections and several dermal fillers at Pacific Coast Aesthetics and would be happy to help you decide which option is best for you.
Since both Botox injections and dermal fillers provide unique services and benefits, the answer to which service is better depends on your particular skincare needs and concerns! Some of the questions below may help you decide whether Botox injections or dermal fillers are best for you.
There is a wide range of different dermal fillers that last for varying lengths of time. With that in mind, while not all fillers last longer than Botox injections, most of them do.
On average, Botox injections last three to four months but can last for as long as six months or as short as two months. In contrast, dermal fillers can last from four months to five years, depending on the product used.
In general, dermal fillers are more expensive than Botox injections, but they also last longer on average. If you would like to know our price ranges for dermal fillers and Botox injections at Pacific Coast Aesthetics, please feel free to give us a call!
The operative ingredient in Botox injections is botulinum toxin type A, which is a neuromodulator. As such, Botox injections help improve fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around the eyes, forehead, and eyebrows, by blocking the signals between nerve endings in the treatment area and neurotransmitters in the brain responsible for muscle contractions. Since repeated muscle contractions due to various facial expressions (i.e., smiling, squinting, or frowning) are one of the primary culprits of fine lines and wrinkles, the temporary reprieve from muscle contractions provided by Botox injections allows your skin time to relax and smoothen out fine lines and wrinkles in the treatment area.
In contrast to Botox injections, dermal fillers contain substances that are injected beneath the skin to increase volume, fullness, and, in most cases, collagen production. Depending on the specific dermal filler, some substances used in dermal fillers include the following:
• Calcium hydroxyapatite, which is made up of calcium and phosphate ions that occur naturally in your body
• Hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar molecule in the body found in the highest concentrations in the fluid around the joints and eyes
• Poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic, biodegradable, and biocompatible substance that triggers the body’s natural ability to produce collagen
• Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres, which use gel microspheres to plump up the skin and induce collagen production
For an appointment or more information about Botox injections and dermal fillers at Pacific Coast Aesthetics, please feel free to reach out to us! You can do so by calling us or scheduling an appointment with us right here on our website. Call us today or simply book an appointment. We are conveniently located at 28 Seascape Village, Aptos, CA 95003. We serve clients from Aptos CA, Capitola CA, Soquel CA, Santa Cruz CA, Scotts Valley CA, Live Oak CA, and Watsonville CA.