Botox Vs Fillers. What is the difference and which do you need?

Botox vs fillers, are you contemplating the about your decision? If you are confused about the difference between Botox and Fillers, you’re certainly not alone. In this article, Dr. Kormeili, a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist clarifies on the differences.

Should You Use Botox vs Fillers?

Let’s begin with clarifying a few things. No one wants a frozen face, but everyone wants to soften wrinkles! The other truth, despite all the negative hyper about potential Botox side effects, Botox is a very safe treatment for fine lines (dynamic wrinkles), and the mean “11s”!

We pay careful attention to your skin type and any additional skin conditions you may have during your consultation with Dr. Tanya Kormeili. We treat fine lines and wrinkles with Botox, by designing an individualized plan for you based on a careful clinical exam and your desired results.

Dr. Tanya Kormeili specializes in micro-droplet Botox injection techniques that avoid the frozen face, to soften wrinkles and work well into the complete regimen for your health and beauty.

More About Botox vs Fillers:

Choosing between Botox vs filler, begins with understanding how they work differently. Unlike Botox, fillers do not address muscle relaxation that cause wrinkles. Filler are used to increase volume in the face where injected.  Unlike Botox however, we can place fillers anywhere on the body to add volume, contour shapes, and address signs of aging.

As a result of aging, our cells gradually lose the ability to produce hyaluronic acid. Studies have shown that older skin typically has lower levels of hyaluronic acid than younger skin. Therefore, the use of dermal fillers is a gold standard in skin rejuvenation techniques.

Non-surgical fillers are classified in two ways. One, based on the molecules that they are made of, how long they last, or whether they are natural (your body makes them and can therefore natural re-absorb them). Or if they are permanent (synthetic materials that won’t be recognized by the body).

Natural Fillers Available

Dr. Tanya Kormeili only uses natural fillers in her Santa Monica practice. For example, JUVEDERM™, RESTYLANE®, VOLUMA® and BELOTERO, are fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in all living organisms. The thickness of the filler changes the properties, making the three types of Restylane injectable fillers each ideal for a different use.

Radiesse® is unique among dermal fillers in that it is composed of smooth round microspheres in a gel carrier. It is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure. This convenient treatment fills and corrects smile lines, nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. For the longest-lasting correction of deep nasolabial folds, Radiesse is a successful instant result injectable implant, lasting 1 to 2 years.

Radiesse ® is a member of the facial fillers (dermal fillers), with the advantage being it can be used in hand rejuvenation (AKA Radiesse hands) as well! As a safe FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look and Radiesse results last for up to a year or more. It can also be used to augment cheek bones or redefine the chin in Facial Contouring.

Additionally, Radiesse plus other injections such a Botox, or lasers such as Fraxel, VBeam or IPL, help in our global natural rejuvenation efforts.

Getting Started, What’s The Next Step?

The first step to fighting wrinkles and fine lines or resolving the Botox vs fillers decision is to start with a medical evaluation and designing your individualized treatment plan. Please feel free to contact Dr. Tanya Kormeili’s Santa Monica office. We serve patients in Santa Monica, Brentwood, Malibu, Culver City, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, & surrounding areas in California. If you are one of our out of town guests, please inform our office staff to help make proper arrangements for you.