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BOTOX® or Tissue Fillers

Both BOTOX® and the various available dermal fillers are effective, non-surgical skin care methods used to correct the signs of aging. These procedures are often confused as being synonymous, however the truth is that not only do they address different concerns, they do so in very different ways.

How does BOTOX® Work?

BOTOX® is one of the most sought out skin care treatments for patients looking to prevent or reverse the signs of aging in their face.

BOTOX® is made from a purified neurotoxin, botulinum, which, when injected into the treatment area, temporarily relaxes facial muscles and eliminates any unwanted wrinkles. It can be used to treat:

  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Lip lines

View BOTOX® before & after photos

How do Dermal Fillers Work?

Soft tissue fillers, injections commercially known as Juvederm, Perlane, and Restylane, are composed of hyaluronic acid - a naturally occurring substance in the body which adds volume to the skin.

The injection of soft tissue fillers into the skin is a minimally invasive procedure which can temporarily:

  • Plump lips
  • Soften and smooth facial creases and wrinkles
  • Elevate and fill deep folds and shallow contours, such as gaunt cheeks.

View JUVÉDERM® before & after photos

While BOTOX® works by reducing the activity of the facial muscles which cause wrinkles, soft tissue fillers fill in the trouble areas with collagen, plumping up the skin and filling any creases.

Choosing Between the Two

The KEY thing to consider when deciding between BOTOX® and soft tissue fillers is:

What Kind of Skin Concerns Do You Want To Address?

Dynamic Wrinkles

BOTOX® is a better choice for treating dynamic wrinkles - those that occur when your face is in motion or making an expression as it will reduce their activity and visibility. These are usually found in the forehead or around the eyebrows.

Static Wrinkles

Dermal fillers are best used for static wrinkles - those that are visible even when your face isn’t in motion. This includes areas which are hollowed out and have experienced significant volume loss as they will benefit from the fullness that facial fillers provide.

Combination Treatment

A growing trend in aesthetic medicine is to use both BOTOX® and a dermal filler for a combined approach to rejuvenation and correction.

Used together, these two skin care treatments can produce a synergistic effect which lasts longer and looks much more pleasing.

For a personalized consultation on which skin care treatment would be best for you, contact our Okanagan Skin Care Centre at 250-868-9290 or book a consultation today.

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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