Neurotoxins, fillers, or collagen stimulators – which is right for me?
Injectable neurotoxins (also called neuromodulators), such as Botox®, Xeomin®, and Dysport®, treat and prevent fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily blocking certain muscle movements. Constant facial expressions eventually lead to permanent creases in the skin. As these neurotoxins (containing botulinum toxin A) are strategically injected, the underlying muscles are relaxed, causing lines and wrinkles in the treatment area to diminish or even disappear for up to four months.
Dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®, are a gel-like substances that are injected underneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, or enhance facial contours. Each filler is uniquely formulated to have a certain texture and feel, which means different fillers provide different benefits. The effects can last anywhere between three months and two years, depending on the specific filler used and the area where it is injected.