Botox® vs. Dermal Fillers: Which One is For You?
Botox® and dermal fillers (Belotero®, Radiesse®, Juvederm®, Restylane® etc.) are different products for treatment of skin wrinkles and folds.
Skin Wrinkles and Folds which occur naturally as we age, can develop through two mechanisms: through repeated muscle over-activity, or, loss of skin fullness due to depletion of fat, connective tissue and elasticity. Muscle overactivity during facial expressions like frowning or smiling, will form wrinkles over time. It often occurs at the forehead, between the eyes, or at the outer eyes (crow’s-feet). On the other end, loss of skin fullness results in skin sagging and development of folds. It is common at the cheeks resulting in Naso-labial folds or Marionette lines. Loss of skin fullness can also lead to skin depression like the dark circles under the eyes or thinning of the lips.