Why you should use Fillers instead of Botox

By: Dr. Marcelo Antunes

Injectable fillers and Botox can both improve wrinkles, but they achieve that in a completely different way. You should think of Botox as a muscle relaxant that will treat wrinkles by preventing the muscles to fully contract and therefore prevent the skin to fold. Fillers on the other hand, will actually plump the wrinkle and not interfere with muscle action.

There are a variety of injectable wrinkle fillers that can give you a more youthful look by volumizing the treated area. Most of these fillers will fill folds and wrinkles in less than thirty minutes with the results lasting from 4 months to more than a year. Depending on the area being treated, you may need one or more injections to achieve your goal. These fillers can also be used as volume enhancers for different areas of the face from lifting cheeks, jawlines and temples and filling out saggy hands and thin lips.

The filler treatment is a quick and easier alternative to get a more complex procedure done. Not every filler is right for every type of wrinkle and its best to use the correct one, so be sure to consult with a board certified specialist on the right filler. At the Northwest Facial Aesthetic Center we have a few different types of wrinkle fillers:

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers:

  • Restylane
  • Juvederm
  • Voluma

Biostimulant Filler:

  • Sculptra

Don’t get an injectable from sources outside of a doctor’s office, know what you are being injected with and ask if the filler used is FDA approved. Consult your specialist here at Northwest Facial Aesthetic Center your one-on-one consultation puts you in the right hands to make the correct decision on the type of filler you want and need.